Passengers record for Fiumicino and Ciampino; The Polo Aeroportuale Nordest closed with more than 1.6 million passengers, in line with traffic in the corresponding month of 2019.
Aeroporti di Roma – Fiumicino e Ciampino
The positive trend for Rome’s airports, which began with the summer aviation season, continues: in May, Fiumicino and Ciampino handled around 3.9 million passengers, an increase of 32% over the same period last year.
With more than 3.5 million passengers, Fiumicino marks a significant increase in traffic with a recovery of more than 90 per cent of volumes recorded in May 2019, setting a record for the number of passengers passing through the airport since the beginning of the pandemic.
With a growth of 3%, originating passenger traffic recorded higher absolute values for the first month than in 2019, thus improving on the performance recorded in the pre-pandemic period.
European traffic is confirmed as the driving market for growth with an increase of 8% compared to May 2019 and 23% compared to last year. Intercontinental traffic also recovered decisively, up 85% compared to the same month in 2019, with 15 destinations connected to the USA and Canada, 11 of which exceeded the values recorded in May 2019 (New York, Chicago, Atlanta, Montreal, Boston, Dallas, Charlotte, Philadelphia, Miami, Calgary and San Francisco).
Growth in air traffic from Rome also for the main Middle Eastern routes, whose recovery is led by the main destinations on the Arabian Peninsula: in the lead is Dubai, followed by the recently activated cities such as Bahrain and the greater presence of Jeddah and Riyadh.
Improving performance for the Far East, thanks to the good performance of connections to Seoul, Tokyo and some Chinese destinations (Beijing, Chengdu and Chongqing) and the opening of the new direct route to Baku in Azerbaijan operated by Wizz Air. Excellent performances to Singapore and Taipei, which are respectively 17% and 14% above May 2019 figures.
Full recovery and 10% increase over pre-pandemic values of traffic to Africa, thanks to the contribution of Algiers, Sharm El Sheik, Tunis, Addis Ababa and Cairo, which exceed 2019 levels.
Domestic traffic confirms a positive trend, thanks to flows to the South, with an overall recovery in 2019 traffic of 77%.
Ciampino’s G.B. Pastine airport closed the month of May with more than 338,000 passengers passing through the airport, marking a 9% increase over last year and setting a record for the number of passengers passing through the airport since the beginning of the pandemic.
Polo Aeroportuale Nordest (VCE, TSF, VRN, VBS)
The Polo Aeroportuale Nordest, which includes the airports of Venice, Treviso, Verona and Brescia, between January and May 2023 handled more than 6.4 million passengers, a 97% recovery on the traffic of the same period in 2019. The month of May closed with over 1.6 million passengers, in line with traffic in the corresponding month of 2019.
Venice Airport since the beginning of the year has handled over 4.1 million passengers and in May almost 1.1 million. Traffic is in line with the same period in 2019 (+3% compared to 2019 in May).
During the month the main market was the dometic one , with over 230,000 passengers (21% of total traffic). The main international markets were Great Britain, France, Germany and Spain.
In May the favourite destination cities for passengers were, London and Paris, followed by Barcelona, Naples and Madrid.
Direct long-haul operations to Atlanta, Philadelphia and Canada (Montreal and Toronto) resumed in May. Was also inaugurated Volotea’s new connection between Venice and Oviedo.
In May Treviso airport recorded over 270,000 passengers and almost 1.2 million in the first 5 months of 2023, with 94% of 2019 flows recovered in the month and 88% in progressive terms.
In May the main market was Spain, followed by Romania, France, Poland and Belgium (international traffic: 95% of the total).
The main destinations were Bucharest, Brussels, Tirana, Malta and Paris.
In May Verona Airport handled around 290,000 passengers and 1.1 million since the beginning of the year. The recovery of 2019 traffic volumes was 96% for the month and 93% for the year-to-date.
The domestic market was confirmed as the main one , with over 120 thousand passengers in the month (42% of total traffic). The second market was the English market, followed by Germany, Albania and Egypt.
The main destination cities were London, Catania, Palermo, Tirana and Cagliari.
May saw the inauguration of new connections to Berlin by Volotea, Newcastle by Jet2.com, Düsseldorf by Eurowings, and Foggia by Lumiwings; from the end of April and for the entire summer season, the weekly flight to NosyBe (Madagascar) by the carrier Neos, which had been suspended since 2019, restarted. Since the beginning of the year, in fact, the long-haul segment, operated by Neos, has strongly recovered, moving a volume of 29 thousand passengers (+16 thousand compared to 2022).