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
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
Map
FCO is located in Italy
FCO
FCO
Location in Italy
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
07/25 3,800 12,467 Asphalt
16R/34L 3,900 12,795 Asphalt
16L/34R 4,000 13,123 Asphalt
16C/34C 3,700 12,139 Asphalt
Statistics (2015)
Passengers 40,463,208
Passenger change 14-15 Increase 4.8%
Aircraft movements 315,217
Movements change 14–15 Increase 1.0%
Source: Italian AIP at EUROCONTROL[1]
Statistics from Assaeroporti[2]

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 a major international airport in Rome, Italy. It is one of the busiest airports in Europe by passenger traffic with 40.5 million passengers served in 2015.[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 35th busiest airport in 2014. It covers an area of 29 square kilometres (7,200 acres) and is named after the most recognized polymath Leonardo da Vinci, who designed the first 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. 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[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.[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.

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.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Passenger[edit]

Airlines Destinations Terminal
Aegean Airlines Athens
Seasonal: Heraklion
3
Aer Lingus Dublin 3
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
Seasonal: Montréal-Trudeau[7]
3
Air China Beijing-Capital 3
Air Europa Madrid 1
Air France Paris-Charles de Gaulle 1
Air India Delhi 3
Air Malta Malta 3
Air Moldova Chișinău 2
Air Serbia Belgrade 1
Air Transat Seasonal: Montréal-Trudeau, Toronto-Pearson 3
Albastar Seasonal: Lourdes[8] 1
Alitalia Abu Dhabi, Alghero, Algiers, Amsterdam, Athens, Barcelona, Bari, Beirut, Beijing-Capital, Belgrade, Berlin-Tegel, Bilbao, Bologna, Boston, Brindisi, Brussels, Bucharest, Budapest, Buenos Aires-Ezeiza, Cagliari, Cairo, Casablanca, Catania, Copenhagen, Düsseldorf, Florence, Frankfurt, Geneva, Genoa, Havana, Lamezia Terme, London-Heathrow, Madrid, Málaga, Malta, Marseille, Mexico City, Miami, Milan-Linate, Milan-Malpensa, Montpellier, Moscow-Sheremetyevo, Munich, Naples, New York-JFK, Nice, Palermo, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Pisa, 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, Trieste, Tunis, Turin, Valencia, Venice, Verona, Warsaw-Chopin, Zürich
Seasonal: Amman-Queen Alia, Chicago-O'Hare, Heraklion, Kraków, Ibiza, Lampedusa, Larnaca, Los Angeles, Menorca, Mykonos, Palma de Mallorca, Pantelleria, Rhodes, Saint Petersburg, Santorini, Tenerife-North, Toronto-Pearson
Seasonal charter: Djerba, Dubai-International, Hurghada, Kos, La Romana, Malé, Marsa Alam, Mauritius, Mombasa, Mostar, Mykonos, Pointe-à-Pitre, Santorini, Shannon, Sharm el-Sheikh, Zanzibar
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, Trieste, Turin, Venice, Verona, Zürich
Seasonal: Thessaloniki
1, 3
Alitalia
operated by Darwin Airline
Ancona, Naples, Pisa, Trieste 1
American Airlines Philadelphia
Seasonal: Charlotte, Chicago-O'Hare, Dallas/Fort Worth (begins 6 May 2017),[9] New York-JFK
5
Asiana Airlines Seoul-Incheon 3
ASL Airlines France Charter: Ostend/Bruges, Paris-Orly, Tangier 2
Belavia Minsk 3
Blue Air Bacău, Bucharest, Constanța (begins 27 April 2017),[10] Iași, Liverpool (begins 26 March 2017), Turin 2
Blu-express
operated by Blue Panorama Airlines
Reggio Calabria, Tirana
Seasonal: Corfu, Heraklion, Ibiza, Kefalonia, Lampedusa, Mykonos, Pantelleria, Preveza, Rhodes, Santorini, Skiathos, Zakynthos
3
Blue Panorama Airlines Cancún, Cayo Largo del Sur, Havana, La Romana, Santiago de Cuba
Charter: Marsa Alam, Mersa Matruh, Sharm el-Sheikh
3
Braathens Regional Aviation Charter: Billund, Odense 2
British Airways London-Gatwick, London-Heathrow 3
Brussels Airlines Brussels 3
Bulgaria Air Sofia 3
Cathay Pacific Hong Kong 3
China Airlines Taipei-Taoyuan 3
China Eastern Airlines Shanghai-Pudong, Wenzhou[11] 3
China Southern Airlines Guangzhou, Wuhan 3
Croatia Airlines Split, Zagreb
Seasonal: Dubrovnik
3
Czech Airlines Prague 3
Delta Air Lines Atlanta, New York-JFK
Seasonal: Detroit
5
easyJet Amsterdam, Bristol, Hamburg, London-Gatwick, London-Luton, Lyon, Milan-Malpensa (ends 24 March 2017),[12] Nice, Paris-Orly, Toulouse 2
easyJet Switzerland Basel/Mulhouse, Geneva 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
Eurowings Düsseldorf, Vienna 3
Eurowings
operated by Germanwings
Cologne/Bonn, Hamburg, Stuttgart 3
Finnair Helsinki 3
Flybe Cardiff (begins 27 March 2017) 3
FlyOne Chișinău (begins 26 March 2017)[13] 2
Hainan Airlines Chongqing,[14] Haikou, Xi'an 3
HOP! Bordeaux, Lyon 1
Iberia Madrid 3
Iberia Regional
operated by Air Nostrum
Seasonal: Vigo 3
Iran Air Tehran-Imam Khomeini 3
Israir Airlines Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion 5
Japan Airlines Seasonal charter: Tokyo-Haneda 3
Jet2.com Manchester
Seasonal: Glasgow-International, Leeds/Bradford, Newcastle
3
Jetairfly Antwerp, Ostend 3
KLM Amsterdam 1
Korean Air Seoul-Incheon 3
Kuwait Airways Kuwait 3
Lufthansa Frankfurt, Munich 3
Luxair Luxembourg 1
Meridiana Fuerteventura, La Romana, Mombasa, Olbia, Sharm el-Sheikh, Zanzibar
Seasonal: Heraklion, Ibiza, Menorca, Palma de Mallorca
Seasonal charter: Marsa Alam, Sharm el-Sheikh
3
Middle East Airlines Beirut 3
Mistral Air Charter: Bydgoszcz
Seasonal charter: Enfidha, Heraklion, Marsa Alam, Menorca, Mostar, Shannon, Sharm el-Sheikh, Tarbes/Lourdes
2
Monarch Airlines Birmingham, London-Luton 3
Montenegro Airlines Podgorica 3
Neos Seasonal: Boa Vista, Cancún, Fuerteventura, Ibiza, Malé, Rhodes, Nosy Be, Sal, Tenerife-South, Zanzibar[15]
Seasonal charter: Mersa Matruh, Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion
3
Niki Vienna 3
Norwegian Air Shuttle Copenhagen, Gran Canaria, Helsinki, London-Gatwick, Malaga, Oslo-Gardermoen, Stockholm-Arlanda, Tenerife-South
Seasonal: Bergen, Gothenburg
3
Pegasus Airlines Istanbul-Sabiha Gökçen 3
Primera Air Seasonal: Aalborg[16] 3
Qatar Airways Doha 3
Royal Air Maroc Casablanca 3
Royal Jordanian Amman-Queen Alia 3
Ryanair Alicante,[17] Barcelona, Bari, Brindisi, Brussels, Catania, Comiso, Lamezia Terme, Lanzarote, Málaga, Malta,[18] Marseille, Palermo, Seville, Trapani[19]
Seasonal: Corfu,[20] Kos
2
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
SunExpress Seasonal: Izmir 3
Swiss International Air Lines Geneva, Zürich 3
TAP Portugal Lisbon 3
TAROM Bucharest, Iași 3
Thai Airways Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi 3
Transavia Rotterdam/The Hague 3
Tunisair Tunis
Seasonal charter: Djerba, Monastir, Tabarka
3
Turkish Airlines Istanbul-Atatürk, Istanbul-Sabiha Gökçen
Seasonal charter: Izmir
3
Ukraine International Airlines Kiev-Boryspil
Seasonal: Lviv
3
United Airlines Seasonal: Chicago-O'Hare, Newark, Washington-Dulles 5
Ural Airlines Yekaterinburg 3
Uzbekistan Airways Tashkent 3
Vueling Alicante, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin-Tegel, Bilbao, Catania, Dubrovnik,[21] Edinburgh, Fuerteventura,[21] Geneva,[21] Gran Canaria, Lanzarote,[22] London-Gatwick, Lyon, Madrid, Málaga, Manchester,[21] Marseille, Munich, Nantes, Nice, Palermo, Paris-Orly, Prague, Santiago de Compostela, Seville, Stuttgart, Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion, Tenerife-South,[21] Valencia, Vienna, Zürich[21]
Seasonal: Cephalonia, Copenhagen, Corfu, Heraklion, Ibiza, Kalamata,[21] Karpathos, Kiev-Zhuliany, Kos, Lampedusa, Malta, Menorca, Mykonos, Oslo-Gardermoen,[21] Palma de Mallorca, Preveza/Lefkhada, Rennes, Reykjavík-Keflavík, Rhodes, Samos,[21] Santorini, Split, Stockholm-Arlanda,[21] Tallinn, Zadar, Zakynthos
3
Wizz Air Budapest, Katowice, Sofia, Vilnius, Warsaw-Chopin 2
WOW air Seasonal: Reykjavík-Keflavík[23] 3

Cargo[edit]

Airlines Destinations
ASL Airlines Belgium Liège
FedEx Express
operated by ASL Airlines Ireland
Ancona, Paris-Charles de Gaulle
Mistral Air Brescia, Milan-Linate

Statistics[edit]

Busiest domestic routes[edit]

An Alitalia Boeing 777-200ER taxiing at Fiumicino
A British Airways Airbus A321 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 domestic routes from/to Rome-Fiumicino (2014)[24]
Rank Rank
var.
(13–14)
Airport Passengers Airline(s)
1 Steady Sicily Catania, Sicily Increase 1,861,589 Alitalia, blu-express, Ryanair, Vueling
2 Increase 1 Sicily Palermo, Sicily Increase 1,481,469 Alitalia, easyJet, Ryanair, Vueling
3 Decrease 1 Lombardy Milan-Linate, Lombardy Increase 1,455,244 Alitalia, easyJet
4 Steady Sardinia Cagliari, Sardinia Increase 781,641 Alitalia
5 Increase 3 Calabria Lamezia Terme, Calabria Increase 674,471 Alitalia, Ryanair, Vueling
6 Decrease 1 Piedmont Turin, Piedmont Decrease 619,130 Alitalia, Vueling
7 Steady Apulia Bari, Apulia Increase 541,958 Alitalia, Vueling
8 Decrease 2 Veneto Venice-Marco Polo, Veneto Decrease 527,642 Alitalia
9 Increase 2 Apulia Brindisi, Apulia Increase 394,230 Alitalia, Vueling
10 Steady Liguria Genoa, Liguria Decrease 390,476 Alitalia, Vueling
11 Decrease 2 Lombardy Milan-Malpensa, Lombardy Decrease 332,226 Alitalia, easyJet, Meridiana
12 Steady Calabria Reggio Calabria, Calabria Decrease 297,213 Alitalia, Blu-express, Vueling
13 Increase 1 Campania Naples, Campania Increase 289,965 Alitalia
14 Decrease 1 Friuli-Venezia Giulia Trieste, Friuli-Venezia Giulia Decrease 277,563 Alitalia
15 Increase 1 Sardinia Olbia, Sardinia Increase 275,503 Meridiana
16 Increase 3 Emilia-Romagna Bologna, Emilia-Romagna Increase 238,796 Alitalia
17 Decrease 2 Sardinia Alghero, Sardinia Decrease 231,298 Alitalia, Livingston
18 Steady Veneto Verona, Veneto Decrease 198,981 Alitalia
19 Decrease 2 Tuscany Florence, Tuscany Decrease 196,884 Alitalia
20 Steady Tuscany Pisa, Tuscany Increase 159,867 Alitalia

Busiest European routes[edit]

Busiest European Routes from/to Rome-Fiumicino (2014)[24]
Rank Rank
var.
(13–14)
Airport Passengers Airline(s)
1 Steady France Paris-Charles de Gaulle, France Increase 1,134,521 Air France, Alitalia, Kuwait Airways
2 Increase 2 Netherlands Amsterdam, Netherlands Increase 1,026,909 Alitalia, KLM, easyJet, Vueling
3 Increase 3 Spain Barcelona, Spain Increase 988,508 Alitalia, Vueling
4 Decrease 2 Spain Madrid, Spain Decrease 974,320 Air Europa, Alitalia, Iberia, Vueling
5 Decrease 2 United Kingdom London-Heathrow, United Kingdom Decrease 958,525 Alitalia, British Airways
6 Decrease 1 France Paris-Orly, France Increase 781,202 easyJet, Vueling
7 Increase 5 Belgium Brussels, Belgium Increase 721,144 Alitalia, Brussels Airlines, Ryanair, Vueling
8 Decrease 1 Germany Frankfurt am Main, Germany Decrease 704.144 Alitalia, Lufthansa
9 Decrease 1 Greece Athens, Greece Increase 671,168 Aegean Airlines, Alitalia, easyJet, Vueling
10 Decrease 1 United Kingdom London-Gatwick, United Kingdom Increase 658,980 British Airways, easyJet, Norwegian Air Shuttle
11 Decrease 1 Germany Munich, Germany Increase 605,218 Alitalia, Lufthansa, Vueling
12 Decrease 1 Turkey Istanbul-Atatürk, Turkey Increase 490,933 Alitalia, Turkish Airlines
13 Increase 1 Russia Moscow-Sheremetyevo, Russia Increase 445,522 Aeroflot, Alitalia
14 Increase 1 Austria Vienna, Austria Increase 428,884 Alitalia, Austrian Airlines, easyJet, Niki
15 Increase 1 Denmark Copenhagen, Denmark Increase 423,198 Alitalia, easyJet, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Scandinavian Airlines
16 Decrease 3 Switzerland Zürich, Switzerland Increase 422,063 Alitalia, Swiss International Air Lines
17 Steady Portugal Lisbon, Portugal Decrease 368,461 TAP Portugal
18 Steady Switzerland Geneva, Switzerland Increase 344,684 Alitalia, Etihad Regional, easyJet Switzerland
19 Increase 1 Czech Republic Prague, Czech Republic Increase 332,617 Alitalia, Czech Airlines, easyJet, Smart Wings, Vueling, Wizz Air
20 Increase 3 Germany Berlin-Tegel, Germany Increase 292,406 Air Berlin, Alitalia, Vueling

Busiest intercontinental routes[edit]

Busiest Intercontinental Routes from/to Rome-Fiumicino (2014)[24]
Rank Rank
var.
(13–14)
City Passengers Airline(s)
1 Steady United States New York-John F. Kennedy, New York, United States Increase 618,941 Alitalia, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines
2 Steady United Arab Emirates Dubai-International, United Arab Emirates Increase 574,131 Emirates
3 Steady Israel Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion, Israel Increase 561,170 Alitalia, easyJet, El Al, Israir Airlines, Neos
4 Steady Canada Toronto-Pearson, Ontario, Canada Increase 426,872 Alitalia, Air Canada, Air Transat
5 Steady Argentina Buenos Aires-Ezeiza, Argentina Increase 392,715 Aerolíneas Argentinas, Alitalia
6 Increase 2 Egypt Cairo, Egypt Increase 374,845 Alitalia, Egyptair
7 Decrease 1 Qatar Doha, Qatar Increase 356,974 Qatar Airways
8 Increase 1 Tunisia Tunis, Tunisia Increase 340,753 Alitalia, Tunisair
9 Increase 22 United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Increase 338,435 Alitalia, Etihad Airways
10 Decrease 3 Japan Tokyo-Narita, Japan Decrease 194,632 Alitalia, Japan Airlines
11 Increase 1 Morocco Casablanca, Morocco Increase 188,046 Alitalia, Royal Air Maroc
12 Increase 1 Brazil São Paulo-Guarulhos, Brazil Decrease 172,958 Alitalia
13 Decrease 1 United States Atlanta, Georgia, United States Decrease 172,017 Delta Air Lines
14 Increase 2 United States Miami, Florida, United States Increase 163,522 Alitalia
15 Decrease 2 United States Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Decrease 160,311 US Airways
16 Decrease 1 Hong Kong Hong Kong Decrease 146,239 Cathay Pacific
17 Steady Algeria Algiers, Algeria Increase 144,327 Air Algerie, Alitalia
18 Increase 5 Lebanon Beirut, Lebanon Increase 142,190 Alitalia, Middle East Airlines
19 Decrease 5 China Beijing-Capital, China Decrease 138,846 Air China
20 Decrease 1 United States Chicago-O'Hare, Illinois, United States Decrease 132,458 Alitalia, American Airlines

Access[edit]

Road[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.

Train[edit]

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.[25] The railway opened in December 1989, with nonstop and several stop services available.[26]

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 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.[27] During the same incident a Lufthansa Boeing 737 (D-ABEY)[28] was hijacked and landed at Athens, Damascus and finally in Kuwait. All remaining passengers and crew were then released.[27] One person died in the incident.[28]
  • 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.[29][30]
  • 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.[31]
  • 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.[32] 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.

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External links[edit]

Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport travel guide from Wikivoyage
Media related to Fiumicino Airport at Wikimedia Commons