Aeroporti di Roma S.p.A is the group that manages and develops the airports of Fiumicino and Ciampino in Rome, Italy, while also carrying out activities supplementary to airport management or associated with it. Fiumicino’s Leonardo da Vinci Airport has two passenger terminals and is dedicated to business and leisure customers travelling on national, international and intercontinental routes; Ciampino’s G.B. Pastine Airport is mainly used by low-cost airlines, express couriers and General Aviation activities.
In 2019, ADR recorded, as an airport system, 49.4 million passengers with over 240 destinations worldwide that can be reached from Rome, thanks to the approximately 100 airlines operating in its two airports; in 2020, due to the impact of Covid-19 on the air transport sector, Fiumicino airport recorded just 9.8 million passengers, whilst Ciampino airport closed the year with 1.6 million passengers.
However, the consequences of the pandemic have not stopped Aeroporti di Roma’s path to maintain its internationally recognised standards of excellence, while working at building the airport of the future: in 2020, Fiumicino was awarded the Best Airport Award by ACI EUROPE for the fourth consecutive year, while also becoming the first airport in the world to receive Skytrax’s 5-star rating for the measures and procedures put into place to contrast Covid-19.
Since the beginning of the health emergency, Aeroporti di Roma has further strengthened its commitment towards sustainability and innovation, core objectives of the company’s business strategy and has worked constantly to contribute to the relaunch of the industry, as well as the whole society.
In this perspective, a proper health hub has been set up at Fiumicino airport, including a drive-through test centre and the region’s largest vaccination centre (approx. 1500smq – where 3,000 vaccines per day can be delivered) which is addition to the rapid vaccination point located inside the terminal, “Vax & Go”, where passengers can get their vaccine without booking in advance.
In terms of sustainability, which is fully integrated into the business model to create economic, social and environmental value, ADR has set the ambitious, challenging goal to eliminate its emissions by 2030 and, in order to support the decarbonisation of the entire aviation sector, has been the first airport in Italy to make Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) available, thanks to a partnership with ENI, while making its commitment monitored and mandatory through a €500 million Sustainability-Linked Bond, the first ever launched by an airport globally.
Among the recognitions obtained by Aeroporti di Roma in this field are the ‘LEADERSHIP IN SUSTAINABILITY AND COMMITMENT TO RESPONSIBLE TRAVEL’ Certification by United Nations World Tourism Organization (2020) and the Airport Carbon Accreditation’s Level 4+ (Transition), awarded to Rome airports for the first time in Europe in 2021.
Finally, further demonstrating the crucial role that Aeroporti di Roma gives to innovation is the latest certification obtained by ACI Europe in 2021, the Digital Transformation Award.
To stimulate open innovation and create a strong international network to share knowledge, Aeroporti di Roma has co-founded, together with Aena, the network ‘Airports for Innovation’ and has started partnerships with key players to launch Fiumicino’s Innovation Hub.
Aeroporti di Roma is an Atlantia Group’s company.