Traffic data notes October 2023

October 2023, Rome Fiumicino Airport exceeded its 2019 traffic figures. The Polo Aeroportuale Nordest handled 15.6 million passengers from January to October, a 96% recovery of the traffic of the same period in 2019.

Aeroporti di Roma- Aeroporti di Fiumicino e Ciampino


In October, the Roman airport system reached 4.2 million passengers, marking a 97% recovery, the highest value reached system-wide since the post-pandemic.

With more than 3.9 million passengers, Fiumicino’s ‘Leonardo da Vinci’ airport recorded +1% growth over October 2019 figures for the first time since the pandemic began.

This month’s excellent result is again due to the contribution of Point-to-Point traffic, which is up 12% compared to 2019, and Long Haul traffic, which is up 1% compared to the same month in 2019.
North America, with 21% growth, contributes the most to this result, followed by the Middle East, which grew by 14%.

Europe also did well, +14% on October 2019 values, thanks to destinations such as Valencia, Dublin and Bucharest which, also due to their popularity, sustained traffic volumes.

The greatest interpreter of intercontinental traffic is therefore the North American market which, in addition to achieving excellent results thanks to the very popular New York, also marks high growth values for the destinations of Atalanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas and Montreal.

The Arabian Peninsula marks a growth of 12%, with the valuable contribution of Abu Dhabi reaching and exceeding the October 2019 figures by more than 2%. A significant increase also for the destinations of Jeddah and Riyadh. Worth mentioning is the new route inaugurated in October for the city of Salalah, in Oman, operated by Neos.

A full recovery is also in store for the African market, sustained by medium-haul traffic thanks to the performance of destinations such as Marsa Alam, which recorded a growth of 68%, and Sharm El Sheik, which recorded +94% compared to pre-pandemic traffic volumes.

Central South America recorded a significant improvement in recovery levels, rising from 76% recorded in September to 82% in October, thanks to the contribution of the routes to Sao Paulo and Mexico City which, this month, recorded an increase of 8% and 36% respectively over October 2019 figures. The end of October also saw the introduction of the new route to Rio De Janeiro operated by ITA Airways, which will undoubtedly contribute to the full recovery of pre-Covid traffic levels.

The traffic recovery for the Far East improves, with traffic flows to Singapore growing (+23% compared to 2019) and with Tokyo marking the full recovery of pre-Covid traffic.

The “G.B. Pastine” airport of Ciampino closed the month of October with over 300,000 passengers passing through the airport, marking a growth of 5% compared to the same month in 2022.


Polo Aeroportuale Nordest (VCE, TSF, VRN, VBS)

Traffic data October 2023

The Polo Aeroportuale Nordest, which includes the airports of Venice, Treviso, Verona and Brescia, handled 15.6 million passengers between January and October 2023, a 96% recovery on the traffic of the same period in 2019. More than 1.6 million passengers were recorded in October (in line with the corresponding month of 2019). Also in October, traffic was affected by strikes, resulting in cancelled flights and offered seats.

Venice Airport handled over 9.9 million passengers since the beginning of the year and 1.1 million in October. The traffic for the month was in line with that of the same month in 2019, the progressive recovery was 98%.
With more than 2 million passengers (21% of total traffic), the domestic market was confirmed as the leading market in the period, followed by Great Britain, France, Spain and Germany.
London, Paris, Barcelona, Madrid and Naples were the destination cities chosen by passengers between January and October.
Passengers on long-haul destinations operating at the airport (United States, Canada, United Arab Emirates, charters from South Korea) amounted to over 620,000 in the first 10 months of the year, with an average load factor of over 90% on the North American market in particular.
Medium-haul connections between Venice and Saudi Arabia (Jeddah and Ryiadh), Jordan (Amman) and Armenia (Yerevan) are confirmed for the 2023/24 winter season.

Treviso airport recorded over 2.6 million passengers in the first 10 months of 2023, a 94% recovery compared to the same period in 2019. Passengers in October were over 270,000, a figure higher than that of October 2019 (+1.5%).
First market between January and October was the Spanish market, followed by Romania, Poland, Belgium and France. 92% of passengers travelled on international routes.
The main destinations were Bucharest, Brussels, Tirana, Malta and Paris.
In the 2023/24 winter season, in addition to the historical network, Ryanair will connect Treviso with four new destinations: Madrid, Vienna, Tirana and London Luton.

Verona airport handled around 280,000 passengers in October and over 3 million since the beginning of the year. The recovery of 2019 traffic volumes was 94% in progressive terms; for the first time in the post-Covid period, 2019 volumes were exceeded in October (+1%).
The main markets for Verona airport in the first 10 months of 2023 were Italy (41% of total traffic), Great Britain, Germany, Albania and Egypt.
Passengers’ favourite destinations were Catania, London, Palermo, Tirana and Cagliari.
As for the 2023/24 winter season, the recent launch of SkyAlps marked the return of the connection with Rome Fiumicino (12 weekly frequencies).
The peak of the winter season will be characterised by connections to and from Northern Europe: an absolute novelty is the Rovaniemi destination of Neos (2 special flights in December) and the increase in the Reykjavik route, already operated previously by the carriers Neos and Icelandair, but intensified thanks to the new operations of Play Airlines, a new carrier for Catullo; to continue with the resumption of all incoming programming for the ski market from England, Poland, Latvia, Ireland and Denmark.