Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport

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Fiumicino – Leonardo da Vinci International Airport
Fiumicino – Aeroporto Internazionale Leonardo da Vinci
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IATA: FCOICAO: LIRF
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Aeroporti di Roma SpA
Serves Rome, Italy
Location Fiumicino
Hub for
Focus city for
Elevation AMSL 13 ft / 4 m
Coordinates 41°48′01″N 012°14′20″E / 41.80028°N 12.23889°E / 41.80028; 12.23889Coordinates: 41°48′01″N 012°14′20″E / 41.80028°N 12.23889°E / 41.80028; 12.23889
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Map
FCO is located in Italy
FCO
FCO
Location in Italy
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
07/25 3,300 10,827 Asphalt
16R/34L 3,900 12,795 Asphalt
16L/34R 3,900 12,795 Asphalt
16C/34C 3,600 11,811 Asphalt
Statistics (2014)
Passengers 38,506,908
Passenger change 13-14 Increase +6.5%
Aircraft movements 308,144
Movements change 13–14 Increase +3.3%
Source: Italian AIP at EUROCONTROL[1]
Statistics from Assaeroporti[2] and AdR[3]

Fiumicino – Leonardo da Vinci International Airport (Italian: Fiumicino – Aeroporto Internazionale Leonardo da Vinci) (IATA: FCOICAO: LIRF) or Rome Fiumicino Airport, also simply known as Fiumicino Airport, is Italy's largest airport with 38.6 million passengers served in 2014.[3] It is located in Fiumicino, 18.9 nautical miles (35.0 km; 21.7 mi) southwest of Rome's historic city centre.[1]

The airport serves as the main hub for Alitalia, the largest Italian airline, and Vueling, a Spanish low-cost carrier owned by International Airlines Group. Based on total passenger numbers, it is the eighth busiest airport in Europe and was the world's 34th busiest airport in 2013. It covers an area of 29 square kilometres (7,200 acres) and is named after Italian polymath Leonardo da Vinci, who designed a proto helicopter and a flying machine with wings in 1480.

History[edit]

Early years[edit]

The airport was officially opened on 15 January 1961, with two runways, replacing the smaller Rome Ciampino Airport, which remains in service for some low cost airlines as well as domestic and charter operations. During the 1960s, Alitalia invested heavily in the new airport, building hangars and maintenance centres; in the same period a third runway was added (16L/34R). Despite being officially opened in 1961, Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport had actually been in use since 20 August 1960. This was to help relieve air traffic that was congesting Rome Ciampino Airport during the 1960 Summer Olympics.[4]

Later development[edit]

Since 2005 the airport operates a category III B instrument landing system (ILS). Further improvement work was implemented in 2007 to enable the airport to handle 30 takeoffs/landings per hour, up from 10, in the event of thick fog. Four runways presently operate at Leonardo da Vinci airport: 16L/34R and 16R/34L (separated by a distance of 4,000 m (13,000 ft)), 16C/34C (close to 16L/34R), mostly used as a taxiway or as a backup for 16L/34R, and 07/25, used only westwards for takeoffs owing to the prevailing winds.

In 2010, the new single baggage handling system for more efficient luggage delivery began operations.

Several projects are planned.[citation needed] These include the construction of an environmentally-friendly cogeneration system, which would allow the airport to produce its own energy; construction of Pier C (dedicated to international flights) with 16 additional loading bridges, to handle the expected growth from 38 million passengers per year[when?] to 55 million by 2018; and the "Masterplan Fiumicino Nord", involving four new terminals and two new runways to be built by 2044, when there are estimated to be 100 million passengers per year.

Terminals[edit]

The terminals were upgraded during the 1990s and 2000s.[5] In 1991, the domestic Pier A with 12 gates opened. In 1995, the international Pier B with 10 gates opened. In 1999, the international Satellite C with 11 gates and an elevated automated people mover connected it with the main terminal.

In 2000, the new domestic Terminal A opened, and the terminal buildings, then consisting of Terminal A (with Pier A), Terminal AA, Terminal B (with Pier B), and Terminal C (with Satellite C), were reorganized. In 2004, the new Cargo City terminal opened. In 2008, Terminal 5 opened for check-in for American carriers and El-Al. Passengers are then bused to what was then called Satellite C. The terminal serves 950,000 passengers per year. Work was extended[clarification needed] to build the new Pier C.

In 2009, the terminals were renamed — A was renamed T1, AA was renamed T2, B and C became T3 and T5 stayed the same.

Terminal Gates Airlines
T1 B1-B13
B14-B30
Alitalia (short haul flights)
Air France, Air Serbia,[6] Etihad Regional, KLM
T2 C1-C7 Low cost airlines
T3 C8-C16
D1-D10
H1-H3
H6-H19
G1-G14 (SATELLITE)
Alitalia (long haul flights)
all the other companies
T5 H1-H3
H6-H19
G1-G14 (SATELLITE)
USA and Israeli carriers

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Countries served by flights from Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport (includes seasonal and future destinations).

Scheduled[edit]

Airlines Destinations Terminal
Aegean Airlines Athens
Seasonal: Corfu (begins 23 June 2015), Heraklion (begins 13 June 2015)[7]
3
Aer Lingus Dublin 1
Aeroflot Moscow-Sheremetyevo 3
Aeroflot
operated by Rossiya
St Petersburg 3
Aerolíneas Argentinas Buenos Aires-Ezeiza 3
Air Algérie Algiers 3
airBaltic Riga 3
Air Berlin Berlin-Tegel, Düsseldorf 3
Air Canada Toronto-Pearson 3
Air Canada Rouge Montréal-Trudeau 3
Air China Beijing-Capital 3
Air Corsica Seasonal: Ajaccio, Bastia (begins 30 April 2015)[8] 1
Air Croatia Zagreb (suspended until 1 June 2015)[9] 3
Air Europa Madrid 1
Air France Paris-Charles de Gaulle 1
Air India Delhi 3
Air Malta Malta 3
Air Moldova Chișinău 3
Air Serbia Belgrade 1
Air Transat Seasonal: Montréal-Trudeau, Toronto-Pearson 3
Albastar Seasonal: Lourdes (begins 22 June 2015)[10] 1
Alitalia Abu Dhabi, Alghero, Algiers, Amsterdam, Athens, Barcelona, Bari, Beirut, Belgrade, Berlin-Tegel, Bilbao, Bologna, Boston, Brindisi, Brussels, Bucharest, Budapest, Buenos Aires-Ezeiza, Cagliari, Cairo, Casablanca, Catania, Copenhagen, Düsseldorf, Florence, Frankfurt, Geneva, Genoa, Istanbul-Atatürk, Kraków, Lamezia Terme, London-Heathrow, Madrid, Málaga, Malta, Marrakesh, Marseille, Miami, Milan-Linate, Milan-Malpensa, Montpellier, Moscow-Sheremetyevo, Munich, Naples, New York-JFK, Nice, Palermo, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Prague, Reggio Calabria, Rio de Janeiro-Galeão, São Paulo-Guarulhos, Seoul-Incheon (begins 4 June 2015),[11] Sofia, Tehran-Imam Khomeini, Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion, Tirana, Tokyo-Narita, Toronto-Pearson, Toulouse, Trieste, Tunis, Turin, Valencia, Venice-Marco Polo, Verona, Vienna, Warsaw-Chopin, Zürich
Seasonal: Amman-Queen Alia, Chicago-O'Hare, Heraklion, Ibiza, Lampedusa, Los Angeles, Menorca, Mykonos, Palma de Mallorca, Pantelleria, Rhodes, Saint Petersburg, Tbilisi, Trapani
1, 3
Alitalia
operated by Alitalia CityLiner
Berlin-Tegel, Bologna, Florence, Frankfurt, Geneva, Genoa, London-City, Milan-Linate, Milan-Malpensa, Montpellier, Munich, Naples, Nice, Oran, Podgorica, Skopje, Trieste, Turin, Venice-Marco Polo, Verona, Vienna, Zürich 1, 3
Alitalia
operated by Darwin Airline
Naples, Perugia, Pescara, Pisa 1
Alitalia
operated by Mistral Air
Ancona[12] 1
American Airlines Seasonal: Chicago-O'Hare, New York-JFK 5
Asiana Airlines Seoul-Incheon (begins 30 June 2015)[13] 3
Austrian Airlines Vienna 3
Azerbaijan Airlines Baku 3
Belavia Minsk-National 3
Blue Air Bacău, Bucharest 2
Blu-express
operated by Blue Panorama Airlines
Bergamo,[14] Moscow-Domodedovo, Reggio Calabria, Tirana
Seasonal: Heraklion, Ibiza, Lampedusa, Mykonos, Pantelleria, Preveza, Rhodes, Santorini, Skiathos, Zakynthos
3
Blue Panorama Airlines Cancún, Havana, La Romana, Santiago de Cuba 3
British Airways London-Gatwick, London-Heathrow 3
Brussels Airlines Brussels 3
Bulgaria Air Sofia 3
Carpatair Lublin 3
Cathay Pacific Hong Kong 3
China Airlines Delhi, Taipei-Taoyuan 3
China Eastern Airlines Shanghai-Pudong, Wenzhou 3
Croatia Airlines Dubrovnik, Split, Zagreb 3
Czech Airlines Prague 3
Delta Air Lines Atlanta, New York-JFK
Seasonal: Detroit
5
easyJet Alicante, Amsterdam, Basel/Mulhouse, Berlin-Schönefeld, Bristol, Copenhagen, Geneva, Hamburg, London-Gatwick, London-Luton, Lyon, Marseille, Milan-Linate, Milan-Malpensa, Munich, Nantes, Nice, Paris-Orly, Prague, Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion, Tenerife-South, Toulouse, Vienna
Seasonal: Corfu, Dubrovnik, Heraklion, Ibiza, Kos (begins 28 June 2015),[15] Malta, Menorca (begins 9 June 2015),[16] Montpellier (ends 17 May 2015),[15] Mykonos, Palma de Mallorca, Rhodes, Santiago de Compostela (begins 8 June 2015),[16] Santorini, Split, Zakynthos (begins 27 June 2015)
2
easyJet Switzerland Geneva[17] 2
EgyptAir Cairo 3
El Al Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion 5
Emirates Dubai-International 3
Ethiopian Airlines Addis Ababa 3
Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi 3
Etihad Regional
operated by Darwin Airline
Bolzano (ends 18 June 2015),[18] Geneva 1
Eurowings Düsseldorf (begins 25 October 2015) 3
Finnair Helsinki 3
Germanwings Berlin-Tegel, Cologne/Bonn, Düsseldorf (ends 24 October 2015), Hanover, Stuttgart 3
Hainan Airlines Chongqing (begins 27 April 2015)[19] 3
HOP! Bordeaux, Lyon, Strasbourg 1
Iberia Madrid 3
Israir Airlines Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion 5
Iran Air Tehran-Imam Khomeini 3
Jet2.com Glasgow-International, Manchester
Seasonal: Belfast-International, Leeds/Bradford, Newcastle
3
KLM Amsterdam 1
Korean Air Seoul-Incheon 3
Kuwait Airways Kuwait, Paris-Charles de Gaulle 3
Lufthansa Frankfurt, Munich 3
Luxair Luxembourg 1
Meridiana Fuerteventura, La Romana, Malé, Mauritius, Mombasa, Olbia, Sharm el-Sheikh, Tenerife-South, Zanzibar
Seasonal: Gran Canaria, Heraklion, Menorca, Mykonos, Santorini
3
Middle East Airlines Beirut 3
Monarch Airlines Birmingham, London-Luton 3
Montenegro Airlines Podgorica 3
Neos Boa Vista, Cancún, Malé, Mombasa, Nosy Be, Sal, Zanzibar
Seasonal: Heraklion
3
Niki Vienna 3
Norwegian Air Shuttle Copenhagen, Helsinki, London-Gatwick, Oslo-Gardermoen, Stockholm-Arlanda
Seasonal: Bergen, Gothenburg-Landvetter
3
Pegasus Airlines Istanbul-Sabiha Gökçen 3
Qatar Airways Doha 3
Royal Air Maroc Casablanca 3
Royal Jordanian Amman-Queen Alia 3
Ryanair Barcelona, Bari, Brindisi, Brussels, Catania, Comiso, Lamezia Terme, Marseille, Palermo, Seville 3
Saudia Jeddah, Riyadh 3
Scandinavian Airlines Copenhagen, Stockholm-Arlanda
Seasonal: Oslo-Gardermoen
3
Singapore Airlines Singapore 3
SmartWings
operated by Travel Service Airlines
Prague 3
SriLankan Airlines Colombo 3
SunExpress Seasonal: Izmir (begins 1 May 2015) 3
Swiss International Air Lines Geneva, Zürich 3
TAP Portugal Lisbon 3
TAP Portugal
operated by Portugália
Porto 3
TAROM Bucharest, Iași 3
Thai Airways Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi 3
Transaero Airlines Moscow-Vnukovo 3
Transavia Rotterdam 3
Tunisair Tunis 3
Turkish Airlines Istanbul-Atatürk, Istanbul-Sabiha Gökçen (begins 27 April 2015)[20] 3
Ukraine International Airlines Kiev-Boryspil 3
United Airlines Seasonal: Chicago-O'Hare (begins 17 May 2015),[21] Newark, Washington-Dulles 5
Ural Airlines Yekaterinburg 3
US Airways
operated by American Airlines
Philadelphia
Seasonal: Charlotte
5
Uzbekistan Airways Tashkent 3
Vueling Alicante, Amsterdam, Athens, Barcelona, Berlin-Tegel, Bilbao, Brussels, Bucharest (begins 21 June 2015),[22] Budapest (begins 1 May 2015),[22] Catania, Genoa, London-Gatwick, Lyon (begins 1 May 2015),[22] Málaga, Marrakech (begins 2 May 2015),[22] Marseille, Munich, Nantes, Nice, Palermo, Paris-Orly, Prague, Rennes (begins 2 May 2015),[22] Santiago de Compostela, Seville, Stuttgart (begins 1 May 2015),[22] Turin, Valencia, Vienna
Seasonal: Cephalonia (begins 21 June 2015),[22] Corfu, Dubrovnik, Heraklion, Ibiza, Karpathos (begins 24 June 2015),[22] Kos (begins 20 June 2015),[22] Lampedusa (begins 20 June 2015),[22] Larnaca (begins 19 June 2015),[22] Lemnos (begins 23 June 2015),[22] Malta, Menorca, Mykonos, Mytilene (begins 25 June 2015),[22] Palma de Mallorca, Preveza/Lefkhada, Pula (begins 20 June 2015),[22] Reykjavík-Keflavík (Begins 20 June 2015),[22] Rhodes, Santorini, Split, Tenerife-South, Zadar, Zakynthos
3
Wizz Air Budapest, Katowice, Prague, Sofia, Târgu Mureș, Timișoara, Vilnius, Warsaw-Chopin
Seasonal: Gdańsk [23]
2
WOW Air Seasonal: Reykjavík-Keflavík (begins 26 June 2015)[24] 3
Yemenia Sana'a 3

Charter[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Alitalia Summer seasonal: Hurghada, Kos, Marsa Alam, Mostar, Mykonos, Santorini, Shannon, Sharm el-Sheikh
Winter seasonal: Dubai-International, La Romana, Malé, Mauritius, Mombasa, Pointe-à-Pitre, Zanzibar
Arkia Israel Airlines Summer seasonal: Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion
Blue Panorama Airlines Summer seasonal: Mersa Matruh
Europe Airpost Ostend, Paris-Orly, Tangier
Japan Airlines Summer seasonal: Tokyo-Haneda
Malmö Aviation Billund, Odense
Meridiana Summer seasonal: Marsa Alam, Sharm el-Sheikh
Mistral Air Summer seasonal: Enfidha, Lourdes, Mostar, Sharm el-Sheikh
Neos Air Summer seasonal: Mersa Matruh, Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion
Small Planet Italia Lourdes
Summer seasonal: Fuerteventura, Heraklion, Marsa Alam, Menorca, Shannon, Sharm el-Sheikh
SunExpress Summer seasonal: Izmir
Sun d'Or International Airlines
operated by El Al
Summer seasonal: Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion
Tunisair Summer seasonal: Djerba, Monastir, Tabarka
Turkish Airlines Summer seasonal: Izmir
Ukraine International Airlines Summer seasonal: Lviv[25]
Notes
  • ^1 Ethiopian Airlines flights to Milan-Malpensa, Washington-Dulles and Toronto-Pearson are for international, connecting traffic only. The airline does not have local rights to carry passengers solely between Fiumicino and the final destination.

Traffic and statistics[edit]

A British Airways Airbus A321 taxis at Fiumicino
An Alitalia Boeing 777-200ER taxiing at Fiumicino
A Cathay Pacific Airbus A340-300 taxiing at Fiumicino
A Singapore Airlines Boeing 777-200ER taxiing at Fiumicino
A Royal Jordanian Airbus A321 taxiing at Fiumicino
A Delta Air Lines Boeing 767-300ER taxiing at Fiumicino
A KLM Boeing 737-800 taxiing at Fiumicino

Busiest routes from/to Rome-Fiumicino Airport in 2014 were the following:[26]

Busiest domestic routes from/to Rome-Fiumicino (2014)[26]
Rank Rank
var.
(13–14)
Airport Passengers Airline(s)
1 Steady Catania, Sicily Increase 1,861,589 Alitalia, blu-express, Ryanair, Vueling
2 Increase 1 Palermo, Sicily Increase 1,481,469 Alitalia, easyJet, Ryanair, Vueling
3 Decrease 1 Milan-Linate, Lombardy Increase 1,455,244 Alitalia, easyJet
4 Steady Cagliari, Sardinia Increase 781,641 Alitalia
5 Increase 3 Lamezia Terme, Calabria Increase 674,471 Alitalia, Ryanair, Vueling
6 Decrease 1 Turin, Piedmont Decrease 619,130 Alitalia, Vueling
7 Steady Bari, Apulia Increase 541,958 Alitalia, Vueling
8 Decrease 2 Venice-Marco Polo, Veneto Decrease 527,642 Alitalia
9 Increase 2 Brindisi, Apulia Increase 394,230 Alitalia, Vueling
10 Steady Genoa, Liguria Decrease 390,476 Alitalia, Vueling
11 Decrease 2 Milan-Malpensa, Lombardy Decrease 332,226 Alitalia, easyJet, Meridiana
12 Steady Reggio Calabria, Calabria Decrease 297,213 Alitalia, Blu-express, Vueling
13 Increase 1 Naples, Campania Increase 289,965 Alitalia
14 Decrease 1 Trieste, Friuli-Venezia Giulia Decrease 277,563 Alitalia
15 Increase 1 Olbia, Sardinia Increase 275,503 Meridiana
16 Increase 3 Bologna, Emilia-Romagna Increase 238,796 Alitalia
17 Decrease 2 Alghero, Sardinia Decrease 231,298 Alitalia, Livingston
18 Steady Verona, Veneto Decrease 198,981 Alitalia
19 Decrease 2 Florence, Tuscany Decrease 196,884 Alitalia
20 Steady Pisa, Tuscany Increase 159,867 Alitalia
Busiest European Routes from/to Rome-Fiumicino (2014)[26]
Rank Rank
var.
(13–14)
Airport Passengers Airline(s)
1 Steady Paris-Charles de Gaulle, France Increase 1,134,521 Air France, Alitalia, Kuwait Airways
2 Increase 2 Amsterdam, Netherlands Increase 1,026,909 Alitalia, KLM, easyJet, Vueling
3 Increase 3 Barcelona, Spain Increase 988,508 Alitalia, Vueling
4 Decrease 2 Madrid, Spain Decrease 974,320 Air Europa, Alitalia, Iberia, Vueling
5 Decrease 2 London-Heathrow, United Kingdom Decrease 958,525 Alitalia, British Airways
6 Decrease 1 Paris-Orly, France Increase 781,202 easyJet, Vueling
7 Increase 5 Brussels, Belgium Increase 721,144 Alitalia, Brussels Airlines, Ryanair, Vueling
8 Decrease 1 Frankfurt am Main, Germany Decrease 704.144 Alitalia, Lufthansa
9 Decrease 1 Athens, Greece Increase 671,168 Aegean Airlines, Alitalia, easyJet, Vueling
10 Decrease 1 London-Gatwick, United Kingdom Increase 658,980 British Airways, easyJet, Norwegian Air Shuttle
11 Decrease 1 Munich, Germany Increase 605,218 Alitalia, Lufthansa, Vueling
12 Decrease 1 Istanbul-Atatürk, Turkey Increase 490,933 Alitalia, Turkish Airlines
13 Increase 1 Moscow-Sheremetyevo, Russia Increase 445,522 Aeroflot, Alitalia
14 Increase 1 Vienna, Austria Increase 428,884 Alitalia, Austrian Airlines, easyJet, Niki
15 Increase 1 Copenhagen, Denmark Increase 423,198 Alitalia, easyJet, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Scandinavian Airlines
16 Decrease 3 Zürich, Switzerland Increase 422,063 Alitalia, Swiss International Air Lines
17 Steady Lisbon, Portugal Decrease 368,461 TAP Portugal
18 Steady Geneva, Switzerland Increase 344,684 Alitalia, Etihad Regional, easyJet Switzerland
19 Increase 1 Prague, Czech Republic Increase 332,617 Alitalia, Czech Airlines, easyJet, Smart Wings, Vueling, Wizz Air
20 Increase 3 Berlin-Tegel, Germany Increase 292,406 Air Berlin, Alitalia, Vueling
Busiest Intercontinental Routes from/to Rome-Fiumicino (2014)[26]
Rank Rank
var.
(13–14)
City Passengers Airline(s)
1 Steady New York-John F. Kennedy, New York, United States Increase 618,941 Alitalia, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines
2 Steady Tel Aviv, Israel Increase 574,131 Alitalia, easyJet, El Al, Israir Airlines, Neos
3 Steady Dubai-International, United Arab Emirates Increase 561,170 Emirates
4 Steady Toronto-Pearson, Ontario, Canada Increase 293,256 Alitalia, Air Canada, Air Transat
5 Steady Buenos Aires-Ezeiza, Argentina Increase 285,724 Aerolíneas Argentinas, Alitalia
6 Increase 2 Cairo, Egypt Increase 254,620 Alitalia, Egyptair
7 Decrease 1 Doha, Qatar Increase 243,305 Qatar Airways
8 Increase 1 Tunis, Tunisia Increase 226,265 Alitalia, Tunisair
9 Increase 1 São Paulo-Guarulhos, Brazil Decrease 203,784 Alitalia
10 Decrease 3 Tokyo-Narita, Japan Decrease 194,632 Alitalia, Japan Airlines
11 Increase 1 Casablanca, Morocco Increase 188,046 Alitalia, Royal Air Maroc
12 Decrease 1 Atlanta, Georgia, United States Decrease 172,958 Delta Air Lines
13 Increase 22 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Increase 172,017 Alitalia, Etihad Airways
14 Increase 2 Miami, Florida, United States Increase 163,522 Alitalia
15 Decrease 2 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Decrease 160,311 US Airways
16 Decrease 1 Hong Kong Decrease 146,239 Cathay Pacific
17 Steady Algiers, Algeria Increase 144,327 Air Algerie, Alitalia
18 Increase 5 Beirut, Lebanon Increase 142,190 Alitalia, Middle East Airlines
19 Decrease 5 Beijing-Capital, China Decrease 138,846 Air China
20 Decrease 1 Chicago-O'Hare, Illinois, United States Decrease 132,458 Alitalia, American Airlines

Ground handling[edit]

Ground handling services were provided by Aeroporti di Roma until 1999, when it created Aeroporti di Roma Handling (to serve all airlines except for Alitalia, which continued to be handled by Aeroporti di Roma itself). Alitalia provided passenger assistance even before 1999. In 2001, Alitalia created "Alitalia Airport" and started providing ground handling for itself and other airlines. Air One created EAS and started providing third-party services as well.[when?] Aeroporti di Roma Handling remains the biggest handler in terms of airlines handled, but Alitalia Airport is the biggest handler in terms of airplanes handled as Alitalia aircraft account for 50% of the ones at Fiumicino.[when?] There are some other private handlers that provide passenger assistance, including ARE Group, Globeground Italia and ICTS Italia.

On 2 May 2006, Meridiana's passenger handling staff transferred to Alitalia Airport, and the ramp employees transferred to Alitalia Airport in February 2007 (from Aeroporti di Roma Handling).

In May 2006, Italy's Civil Aviation Authority announced that it took off the limitation of 3 ramp handlers in Rome Leonardo da Vinci airport. ARE Group and Aviapartner announced that they would create a company called Aviapartner (51% Aviapartner; 49% ARE Group) to serve Milan Malpensa and Rome Leonardo da Vinci. There are fears that luggage mishandling will go up.[by whom?] Ground handling deregulation has brought confusion on who does what and has decreased service levels, especially on transferring baggage.

In November 2006 Aeroporti di Roma Handling was sold to Flightcare (itself owned by Spanish company FCC), an Aviance member.

Security services[edit]

Security Services transferred from the Polizia di Stato to Aeroporti di Roma in 2000. Aeroporti di Roma created Airport Security (100%-owned) to provide these services as well as security services to airlines (in competition with other security companies such as IVRI). Airport Security is supervised by Polizia di Stato (Italian State Police), Guardia di Finanza (Italian Customs Police), Ente Nazionale Aviazione Civile (Italy's Civil Aviation Authority), and Aeroporti di Roma.

Ground transportation[edit]

Leonardo da Vinci is about 35 km (22 mi) by car from Rome's historic city centre. The airport is served by a six-lane motorway and numerous buses and taxis.

Fiumicino Aeroporto railway station is served by the Leonardo Express train operated by Trenitalia, available at the airport terminal. It takes 30 minutes to get to Termini Station in a non-stop trip that is provided twice an hour. Alternatively, local trains (FL1 line) leave once every 15 minutes, stopping at all stations. However these trains do not head to Termini station. Passengers have to change at Trastevere, Ostiense (Metro Piramide) or Tuscolana.[27] The railway opened in December 1989, with nonstop and several stop services available.[28]

Incidents and accidents[edit]

From the 1960s until the 1980s, the airport experienced significant aircraft hijackings as well as being the scene of two major terrorist attacks and the port of origin for an aircraft bombing in flight—some engendered by the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

  • On 23 November 1964, TWA Flight 800, operated by a Boeing 707, had an engine catch fire during take off. 50 of the 73 passengers and crew on board were killed.
  • On 2 February 2013, Alitalia Flight 1670, en route from Pisa International Airport to Rome, overran the runway during landing. Sixteen occupants were injured, two of them seriously.[31][32]

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External links[edit]

Media related to Fiumicino Airport at Wikimedia Commons