Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport

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Leonardo da Vinci
International Airport

Aeroporto Internazionale
Leonardo da Vinci
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Airport type Public
Operator Aeroporti di Roma
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
Website adr.it
FCO is located in Lazio
Location in Italy
FCO is located in Italy
FCO (Italy)
FCO is located in Europe
FCO (Europe)
Direction Length Surface
m ft
07/25 3,800 12,467 Asphalt
16R/34L 3,900 12,795 Asphalt
16L/34R 3,900 12,795 Asphalt
16C/34C 3,700 12,139 Asphalt
Statistics (2017)
Passengers 40.971.881
Passenger change 16-17 Decrease 1.9%
Aircraft movements 297.491
Movements change 16–17 Decrease 5.3%
Source: Italian AIP at EUROCONTROL[1]
Statistics from Assaeroporti[2]

Leonardo da Vinci International Airport (Italian: Fiumicino – Aeroporto Internazionale Leonardo da Vinci) (IATA: FCOICAO: LIRF) or simply Rome Fiumicino Airport, also known as just Fiumicino Airport, is an international airport in Rome and the major airport in Italy. It is one of the busiest airports in Europe by passenger traffic with 41.7 million passengers served in 2016.[2] It is located in Fiumicino, 18.9 nautical miles (35.0 km; 21.7 mi) west 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 36th-busiest airport in 2015. It covers an area of 29 square kilometres (7,200 acres) and is named after polymath Leonardo da Vinci who, in 1480, designed a flying machine with wings and the first proto helicopter.


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. 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.[3]

During the 1960s, home-carrier Alitalia invested heavily in the new airport, building hangars and maintenance centres; in the same period a third runway was added (16L/34R).

Later development[edit]

Security Services transferred from the Polizia di Stato (Italian State Police) to Aeroporti di Roma S.p.A. in 2000. Aeroporti di Roma created ADR Security S.r.l. (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, Guardia di Finanza (Italian Customs Police), Italian Civil Aviation Authority and Aeroporti di Roma S.p.A..[citation needed] 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. 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. 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.[citation needed]

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. 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 in 2014 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.


The terminals were upgraded during the 1990s and 2000s.[4] 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 14 gates and an elevated automated people mover, called SkyBridge, connected it with the main terminal.[citation needed]

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

  • Terminal 1 (Gates B1–B13 and B14–B30) is used by Alitalia (short-haul flights), Air France, Croatia Airlines,[5] Etihad Regional and KLM.
  • Terminal 2 (Gates C1–C7) was mainly used by easyJet with Blue Air, Wizz Air, and Ryanair being the only other tenants. This terminal was closed on 15 December 2017 for Terminal 1 extension.
  • Terminal 3 (Gates C8–C16, D1–D10, E1-E8, E11-E24, E31-44 and E51-61) is the largest terminal and used by Alitalia (long-haul flights), Vueling and several other companies.
  • Terminal 5 (Gates E1-E8, E11-E24, E31-44 and E51-61) is used by all U.S. and Israeli carriers. This terminal is closed for renovation.[6]

Airlines and destinations[edit]


Airlines Destinations
Aegean Airlines Athens
Aer Lingus Dublin
Aeroflot Moscow–Sheremetyevo, St. Petersburg
Aerolíneas Argentinas Buenos Aires–Ezeiza
Air Algérie Algiers
Air Arabia Maroc Fez
Air Cairo Marsa Alam (begins 26 March 2018), Sharm El Sheikh (begins 26 March 2018)[7][8]
Air Canada Toronto–Pearson
Seasonal: Montréal–Trudeau
Air China Beijing–Capital
Air Europa Madrid
Air France Paris–Charles de Gaulle
Air India Delhi
Air Italy Fuerteventura (ends 7 May 2018), Milan–Malpensa (begins 1 April 2018), Olbia, Tenerife–South (ends 7 May 2018)
Seasonal: La Romana (ends 6 May 2018), Mauritius (ends 6 May 2018), Mombasa (ends 5 April 2018), Zanzibar (ends 3 April 2018)[9]
Air Malta Malta
Air Moldova Chișinău
Air Serbia Belgrade
Air Transat Seasonal: Montréal–Trudeau, Toronto–Pearson
airBaltic Riga
AlbaStar Seasonal: Lourdes
Alitalia Abu Dhabi (ends 25 March 2018), Algiers, Amsterdam, Athens, Barcelona, Bari, Beirut, Beijing–Capital (ends 28 March 2018),[10] Belgrade, Berlin–Tegel, Bologna, Boston, Brindisi, Brussels, Budapest, Buenos Aires–Ezeiza, Cagliari, Cairo, Casablanca, Catania, Copenhagen, Delhi, Düsseldorf, Florence, Frankfurt, Geneva, Genoa, Havana, Johannesburg–O. R. Tambo (resumes 8 April 2018),[11] Kiev–Zhuliany, Lamezia Terme, London–City, London–Heathrow, Los Angeles, Madrid, Málaga, Malta, Marseille, Mexico City, Miami, Milan–Linate, Milan–Malpensa (resumes 1 April 2018),[12] Moscow–Sheremetyevo, Munich, Naples, New York–JFK, Nice, Oran, Palermo, Paris–Charles de Gaulle, Pisa, Podgorica, Prague, Reggio Calabria, Rio de Janeiro–Galeão, Santiago de Chile, São Paulo–Guarulhos, Seoul–Incheon, Sofia, Tehran–Imam Khomeini, Tel Aviv–Ben Gurion, Tirana, Tokyo–Narita, Toulouse, Trapani, Trieste, Tunis, Turin, Valencia (resumes 26 March 2018),[13] Venice, Verona, Warsaw–Chopin, Zürich
Seasonal: Amman–Queen Alia, Chicago–O'Hare, Corfu (begins 7 August 2018), Dubrovnik, Heraklion, Ibiza, Lampedusa, Larnaca, Malé, Mauritius (begins 28 October 2018)[14][15] Menorca, Mykonos, Palma de Mallorca, Pantelleria, Rhodes, St Petersburg, Santorini, Split, Tenerife–North, Thessaloniki, Toronto–Pearson
AlMasria Universal Airlines Seasonal charter: Sharm El Sheikh
American Airlines Philadelphia
Seasonal: Charlotte, Chicago–O'Hare, Dallas/Fort Worth, New York–JFK
Armenia Aircompany Charter: Yerevan
Asiana Airlines Seoul–Incheon
ASL Airlines France Charter: Ostend/Bruges, Paris–Orly, Tangier
Belavia Minsk
Blue Air Alghero, Bacău, Bucharest, Constanța, Iași, Liverpool, Turin
Blue Panorama Airlines Cancún, Cayo Largo del Sur, Havana, Reggio Calabria, Santiago de Cuba, Tirana
Charter: Marsa Alam, Mersa Matruh, Sharm El Sheikh
Seasonal: Corfu, Heraklion, Ibiza, Kefalonia, Kos, Lampedusa, Mykonos, Pantelleria, Preveza, Rhodes, Santorini, Skiathos, Zakynthos
Braathens Regional Aviation Charter: Billund, Odense
British Airways London–Gatwick, London–Heathrow
Brussels Airlines Brussels
Bulgaria Air Sofia
Cathay Pacific Hong Kong
China Airlines Taipei–Taoyuan
China Eastern Airlines Shanghai–Pudong, Wenzhou
China Southern Airlines Guangzhou, Wuhan
Croatia Airlines Split, Zagreb
Seasonal: Dubrovnik
Czech Airlines Prague
Delta Air Lines Atlanta, New York–JFK
Seasonal: Detroit
easyJet Amsterdam, Berlin–Tegel, Bristol, London–Gatwick, London–Luton, Lyon, Nice, Paris–Orly, Toulouse
easyJet Switzerland Basel/Mulhouse, Geneva
EgyptAir Cairo
El Al Tel Aviv–Ben Gurion
Emirates Dubai–International
Enter Air Seasonal charter: Maastricht/Aachen
Ernest Airlines Lviv (begins 22 June 2018)
Ethiopian Airlines Addis Ababa
Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi
Eurowings Cologne/Bonn, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Munich (ends 24 March 2018), Stuttgart, Vienna
Finnair Helsinki
Flybe Cardiff
FlyOne Chișinău
Hainan Airlines Chongqing, Xi'an
HOP! Bordeaux, Lyon
Iberia Madrid
Iran Air Tehran–Imam Khomeini
Israir Airlines Tel Aviv–Ben Gurion
Japan Airlines Seasonal charter: Tokyo–Haneda
Jet2.com Birmingham,[16][17] Manchester
Seasonal: Glasgow, Leeds/Bradford, Newcastle
Joon Paris–Charles de Gaulle (begins 25 March 2018)[18]
KLM Amsterdam
Korean Air Seoul–Incheon
Kuwait Airways Kuwait
LATAM Brasil São Paulo–Guarulhos[19]
Lufthansa Frankfurt, Munich
Luxair Luxembourg
Middle East Airlines Beirut
Mistral Air Tirana
Seasonal: Tivat
Charter: Bydgoszcz
Seasonal charter: Enfidha, Heraklion, Marsa Alam, Menorca, Mostar, Palma de Mallorca, Rhodes, Shannon, Sharm El Sheikh, Tarbes/Lourdes
Montenegro Airlines Podgorica
Neos Boa Vista, Cancún, Sal, Tenerife–South,
Seasonal: Fuerteventura, Havana, Malé, Mersa Matruh (begins 31 July 2018), Nosy Be, Rhodes, Zanzibar
Seasonal charter: Tel Aviv–Ben Gurion
Norwegian Air Shuttle Copenhagen, Helsinki, Los Angeles, Newark, Oakland, Oslo–Gardermoen, Stockholm–Arlanda, Tenerife–South
Seasonal: Bergen, Gothenburg, Málaga
Pegasus Airlines Istanbul–Sabiha Gökçen
Primera Air Seasonal: Aalborg
Qatar Airways Doha
Royal Air Maroc Casablanca
Royal Jordanian Amman–Queen Alia
Ryanair Alicante, Barcelona, Bari, Brindisi, Brussels, Catania, Comiso, Lanzarote, Málaga, Malta, Marseille, Palermo, Seville, Tel Aviv–Ben Gurion
Seasonal: Corfu, Chania
S7 Airlines Moscow–Domodedovo
Saudia Jeddah, Riyadh
Scandinavian Airlines Copenhagen, Stockholm–Arlanda
Seasonal: Oslo–Gardermoen
Singapore Airlines Singapore
SmartWings Prague
SunExpress Seasonal: Izmir
Swiss International Air Lines Zürich
TAP Portugal Lisbon
TAROM Bucharest
Thai Airways Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi
Transavia Rotterdam/The Hague
Transavia France Nantes (begins 19 April 2018)[20]
TUI fly Belgium Seasonal charter: Casablanca
Tunisair Tunis
Seasonal charter: Djerba, Monastir, Tabarka
Turkish Airlines Istanbul–Atatürk, Istanbul–Sabiha Gökçen
Seasonal charter: Izmir
Tus Airways Larnaca
Ukraine International Airlines Kiev–Boryspil, Lviv
United Airlines Newark
Seasonal: Chicago–O'Hare, Washington–Dulles
Ural Airlines Moscow–Zhukovsky, Yekaterinburg
Uzbekistan Airways Tashkent
Seasonal: Urgench (begins 10 April 2018)[21]
Vueling Alicante, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Bilbao, Catania, Dubrovnik, Fuerteventura, Geneva, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, London–Gatwick, Lyon, Madrid, Málaga, Marseille, Munich, Nantes, Palermo, Paris–Orly, Prague, Santiago de Compostela, Seville, Tel Aviv–Ben Gurion, Tenerife–South, Valencia, Vienna, Zürich
Seasonal: Cephalonia, Corfu, Heraklion, Ibiza, Karpathos, Kiev–Zhuliany, Kos, Lampedusa, Menorca, Mykonos, Nice, Palma de Mallorca, Preveza/Lefkhada, Rhodes, Santorini, Split, Zadar, Zakynthos
Wizz Air Budapest, Katowice, Sofia, Kutaisi (begins 17 May 2018),[22] Vienna (begins 14 June 2018),[23] Vilnius, Warsaw–Chopin


Airlines Destinations
ASL Airlines Belgium Liège
FedEx Express Ancona, Paris–Charles de Gaulle
Mistral Air Brescia, Milan–Linate


Busiest domestic routes[edit]

A Vueling Airbus A320 landing
Busiest domestic routes from/to Rome–Fiumicino (2016)[24]
Rank Rank
Airport Passengers Airline(s)
1 Steady Sicily Catania, Sicily Increase 2,047,240 Alitalia, Ryanair, Vueling
2 Steady Sicily Palermo, Sicily Increase 1,596,598 Alitalia, Ryanair, Vueling
3 Steady Lombardy Milan–Linate, Lombardy Decrease 1,189,185 Alitalia
4 Steady Sardinia Cagliari, Sardinia Increase 935,510 Alitalia
5 Increase 2 Apulia Bari, Apulia Increase 798,325 Alitalia, Ryanair
6 Steady Calabria Lamezia Terme, Calabria Increase 685,630 Alitalia, Ryanair
7 Decrease 2 Piedmont Turin, Piedmont Decrease 638,229 Alitalia, Blue Air
8 Increase 1 Apulia Brindisi, Apulia Increase 585,012 Alitalia, Ryanair
9 Decrease 1 Veneto Venice, Veneto Decrease 540,397 Alitalia
10 Steady Liguria Genoa, Liguria Decrease 378,147 Alitalia
11 Increase 5 Sardinia Alghero, Sardinia Increase 361,576 Alitalia
12 Increase 1 Campania Naples, Campania Increase 326,541 Alitalia
13 Decrease 1 Calabria Reggio Calabria, Calabria Decrease 313,586 Alitalia, Blu-express
14 Increase 1 Friuli-Venezia Giulia Trieste, Friuli-Venezia Giulia Increase 293,874 Alitalia
15 Decrease 4 Lombardy Milan–Malpensa, Lombardy Decrease 291,701 Alitalia, easyJet
16 Decrease 2 Sardinia Olbia, Sardinia Increase 289,840 Meridiana
17 Increase 1 Emilia-Romagna Bologna, Emilia-Romagna Increase 253,531 Alitalia
18 Decrease 1 Tuscany Firenze, Toscana Increase 228,543 Alitalia
19 Steady Veneto Verona, Veneto Increase 195,967 Alitalia
20 Steady Tuscany Pisa, Toscana Increase 132,845 Alitalia

Busiest European routes[edit]

Busiest European Routes from/to Rome–Fiumicino (2016)[25]
Rank Rank
Airport Passengers Airline(s)
1 Steady Spain Barcelona, Spain Increase 1,314,602 Alitalia, Ryanair, Vueling
2 Increase 2 Spain Madrid, Spain Increase 1,106,699 Air Europa, Alitalia, Iberia, Vueling
3 Decrease 1 France Paris–Charles de Gaulle, France Decrease 1,105,420 Air France, Alitalia
4 Decrease 1 Netherlands Amsterdam, Netherlands Decrease 1,098,610 Alitalia, KLM, easyJet, Vueling
5 Steady United Kingdom London–Heathrow, United Kingdom Increase 987,509 Alitalia, British Airways
6 Increase 2 United Kingdom London–Gatwick, United Kingdom Increase 748,995 British Airways, easyJet, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Vueling
7 Increase 2 France Paris–Orly, France Decrease 729,929 easyJet, Vueling
8 Decrease 2 Belgium Brussels, Belgium Decrease 715,336 Alitalia, Brussels Airlines, Ryanair, Vueling
9 Decrease 2 Germany Munich, Germany Decrease 709,747 Alitalia, Lufthansa, Vueling
10 Steady Germany Frankfurt am Main, Germany Increase 693,327 Alitalia, Lufthansa
11 Steady Greece Athens, Greece Decrease 572,440 Aegean Airlines, Alitalia
12 Increase 3 Russia Moscow–Sheremetyevo, Russia Increase 470,942 Aeroflot, Alitalia
13 Increase 3 Switzerland Zürich, Switzerland Increase 446,144 Alitalia, Swiss International Air Lines, Vueling
14 Decrease 1 Austria Vienna, Austria Decrease 434,968 Eurowings, Niki, Vueling
15 Decrease 3 Turkey Istanbul–Atatürk, Turkey Decrease 402,675 Alitalia, Turkish Airlines
16 Decrease 2 Denmark Copenhagen, Denmark Decrease 380,417 Alitalia, easyJet, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Scandinavian Airlines
17 Steady Portugal Lisbon, Portugal Increase 370,423 TAP Portugal
18 Increase 2 Switzerland Geneva, Switzerland Increase 352,566 Alitalia, easyJet, Swiss International Air Lines, Vueling
19 Steady Germany Berlin–Tegel, Germany Decrease 340,882 Air Berlin , Alitalia, Vueling
20 Increase 5 Malta Luqa, Malta Increase 318,238 Air Malta, Alitalia, Ryanair

Busiest intercontinental routes[edit]

Busiest intercontinental routes from/to Rome–Fiumicino (2016)[25]
Rank Rank
Airport Passengers Airline(s)
1 Increase 2 Israel Tel Aviv–Ben Gurion, Israel Increase 677,453 Alitalia, El Al, Israir Airlines, Vueling
2 Steady United States New York–John F. Kennedy, United States Increase 652,262 Alitalia, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines
3 Decrease 2 United Arab Emirates Dubai, United Arab Emirates Decrease 610,339 Emirates
4 Steady United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Increase 372,977 Alitalia, Etihad Airways
5 Increase 1 Qatar Doha, Qatar Increase 313,758 Qatar Airways
6 Decrease 1 Canada Toronto–Pearson, Canada Increase 304,425 Alitalia, Air Canada, Air Transat
7 Increase 11 South Korea Seoul–Incheon, South Korea Increase 300,365 Alitalia, Asiana Airlines, Korean Air
8 Decrease 1 Argentina Buenos Aires–Ezeiza, Argentina Decrease 284,066 Aerolíneas Argentinas, Alitalia
9 Decrease 1 Egypt Cairo, Egypt Increase 267,099 Alitalia, Egyptair
10 Decrease 1 United States Atlanta, United States Increase 221,287 Delta Air Lines
11 Increase 1 Tunisia Tunis, Tunisia Decrease 209,843 Alitalia, Tunisair
12 Decrease 1 United States Chicago–O'Hare, United States Increase 209,521 Alitalia, American Airlines, United Airlines
13 Increase 1 Turkey Istanbul–Sabiha Gökçen, Turkey Increase 194,878 Pegasus Airlines, Turkish Airlines
14 Decrease 1 Japan Tokyo–Narita, Japan Increase 191,257 Alitalia
15 Decrease 5 Brazil São Paulo–Guarulhos, Brazil Decrease 187,466 Alitalia
16 Increase 8 China Beijing–Capital, China Increase 184,865 Air China, Alitalia
17 Decrease 2 Morocco Casablanca, Morocco Decrease 169,689 Alitalia, Royal Air Maroc
18 Increase 4 Lebanon Beirut, Lebanon Increase 167,155 Alitalia, Middle East Airlines
19 Decrease 3 United States Miami, United States Decrease 166,689 Alitalia
20 Decrease 1 Brazil Rio de Janeiro–Galeão, Brazil Increase 159,124 Alitalia



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 every 15 minutes. 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.[26] The railway opened in December 1989, with nonstop and several stop services available.[27]


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.

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 Palestinians as part of 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 17 December 1973, during the 1973 Rome airport attacks and hijacking, a Boeing 707-321B operating as Pan American World Airways (Pan Am) Flight 110 was attacked by Palestinian assailants. 30 passengers were killed when phosphorus bombs were thrown aboard the aircraft as it was preparing for departure.[28] During the same incident a Lufthansa Boeing 737 (D-ABEY)[29] was hijacked and landed at Athens, Damascus and finally in Kuwait. All remaining passengers and crew were then released.[28] One person died in the incident.[29]
  • On 27 December 1985, during the Rome and Vienna airport attacks, assailants shot and killed 16 people and wounded 99 others at the airport.
  • On 2 April 1986, TWA Flight 840, which was travelling from Fiumicino to Ellinikon International Airport in Athens, Greece, was bombed, ejecting 4 people from the plane to their deaths. The plane landed safely.
  • On 17 October 1988, Uganda Airlines Flight 775 from London Gatwick to Entebbe International Airport via Fiumicino, crashed short of the runway after two missed approaches. Twenty-six of the 45 passengers aboard, as well as all 7 crew members, died.
  • 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.[30][31][32]
  • On 29 September 2013 at 20:10, an Alitalia Airbus A320 flying from Madrid Barajas Airport to Rome Fiumicino Airport failed to deploy the landing gear during a storm on landing and the aircraft toppled, skidded off the runway and crashed. 10 passengers suffered minor injuries and all 151 passengers and crew were evacuated and taken to hospital. The crash is still being investigated.[33]
  • On 7 May 2015, during the early hours of the morning, a fire broke out and caused substantial damage to a number of security control cabins and the main commercial area of Terminal 3. The airport reopened shortly after 2pm local time. Hundreds of flights were cancelled due to the fire.[34] The terminal has now reopened with all check-in desks operational, new security screening facilities, and piers D, G and H now accepting passengers.[citation needed]
  • On 29 July 2015, a forest fire broke out near the airport, causing its closure for 2 hours.[35] 200 flights were cancelled with passengers stuck and thousands of holidaymakers had their flights cancelled due to the fire.[36]


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