Long-haul flights restart with summer season
Aeroporti di Roma- Fiumicino and Ciampino Airports
The summer peak comes to an end and confirms the recovery of traffic that is consolidated in September showing positive and encouraging signs. At Fiumicino and Ciampino airports, in fact, a total of 3.6 million passengers were reached and the recovery percentage compared to the same month of 2019 exceeds 77 percent.
Fiumicino airport records excellent results in terms of recovery of traffic volumes compared to 2019: with 3.3 million passengers, it is close to 80% of the volumes recorded the same month last year. This performance ensured an average of more than 109 thousand passengers per day, with an absolute peak of 119 thousand passengers.
The European market continues to lead the recovery in traffic volumes with 92 percent of passengers and 90 percent of flights in September 2019. In this month while the positive effect of numerous seasonal connections ends, the start of new connections such as Dortmunt and Turku is also of value.
The recovery percentage of 2019 traffic volumes also continues to grow in the Extra-EU area despite the absence of connections with Russia and Ukraine. These results are confirmed and driven by the excellent long-haul performance observed in the summer period, particularly in the North American segment. During the summer season, a quick recovery was also observed in the South American market-with the return of Latam, by Aerolineas Argentinas, and the launch of ITA Airways’ flights to Brazil and Argentina, and in the Far East with the start of the new connection by Qantas to Australia (June) and the re-establishment of the flight to Seoul, first by Asiana (June) and by Korean Air (September). Good news also from the Middle Eastern market with the consolidation of the new route to Bahrain by Gulf Air (June) and due to the start of the new connection to Damman by Wizz Air.
Domestic traffic continues to show a positive trend, driven by tourist flows to traditional summer destinations in the south and islands, with 2019 traffic recovering more than 80 percent.
Ciampino Airport closed September with 315 thousand passengers. Although with significantly lower volumes on Ciampino’s total traffic, passengers from the domestic and non-EU segments recorded a complete recovery of September 2019 traffic.
Polo Aeroportuale Nordest (VCE, TSF, VRN, VBS)
The Polo Aeroportuale Nordest, which includes the airports of Venice, Treviso, Verona, and Brescia, handled more than 11.4 million passengers in the first three quarters of 2022, recovering 78% of traffic from the same period in 2019.
September ended with nearly 1.7 million passengers, accounting for 88% of September 2019 traffic.
Passengers handled at Venice Airport in the first three quarters of 2022 were over 7 million (over 1 million/month from June to September). The recovery over 2019 traffic was 78% progressively, 87% in September. The domestic segment continued to be the main market, covering 25% of traffic for the first 9 months of the year. The main international markets were France, Britain and Spain. Favorite destinations were: Paris CDG, Catania, Naples. There were 400 thousand passengers on long-haul destinations since the beginning of the year, with an average occupancy of 83%.
Treviso Airport recorded 260 thousand passengers in September and nearly 2 million since the beginning of the year, with a 78% recovery of 2019 flows (in September the recovery was 92%). The main international markets in the first 9 months of the year were Spain, Romania and Great Britain. The 90% of passengers traveled to international destinations. Main routes during the period were Brussels CRL, Bucharest and Tirana.
Verona Airport handled over 360 thousand passengers in September and over 2.4 million since the beginning of the year, recovering 81% of 2019 traffic volumes (87% in September). Main market in the first three quarters of 2022 was confirmed to be the domestic one, with over 1 million passengers (46% of total traffic). Second largest market was the British one, followed by Germany, Albania, Spain and Greece. Main destination cities in the reporting period were Catania, London and Palermo.