Aeroporto delle Marche (Ancona Airport) (AOI/LIPY)

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One of the largest ports on the Adriatic, and the main economic centre of the region, Ancona boasts a growing tourist demand of well over 2.5 million visitors, as well as a business catchment of 300,000+ companies.

Blessed with a magnificent coastline to the south, Ancona serves as a starting point for millions of tourists every year. Major attractions in the region include the world-famous cave system – Grotto di Frasassi.

Other major reasons to serve this airport

  • Competitive fees, charges, incentives, including extra handling services
  • 24/7 operation with no restrictions
  • The region’s only airport with new facilities
  • Wealthy freight market, ranking 12th among Italian airports and fifth in terms of growth dynamics
  • Marche is a fast-growing tourism region: 2.6 million arrivals in 2011 (+3,98% compared to 2010), and 16,974,828 stays (+0,85% compared to 2010)
  • Fast-growing inbound market, thanks to a strong internationalization program carried out by local authorities and businesses
  • Large under-served market, strategically located in the heart of the country with a very efficient surface transportation network

June 2012: Volotea launches three brand new domestic routes from Ancona – to Cagliari, Catania and Palermo. Tailored route start-up solutions are available to airlines willing to start operations in the Marche region.

Marketing and other support

AOI offers a wide range of support to airline partners: market analysis and statistics upon request.

Our marketing policy includes:

  • Website banner
  • Press conference and media coverage
  • Radio
  • Newspaper and magazine ads
  • Flyer distribution
  • Promotion during all airport events
  • Newsletter sent to corporations, customers and travel agencies

According to our traffic policy, the following incentive schemes will be offered to all airlines planning to start new routes from AOI:

  • Discount on ground handling fares
  • Start-Up
  • Contribution per adult departing passenger

We also have a really useful and interesting tourism guide, which includes events, accommodation, and a wide variety of solutions to satisfy all kinds of needs.

Ancona's colourful catchment of 2.6 million within 90 minutes car journey includes a highly mobile immigrant group of 10%, mostly from the Balkans and the Ukraine.

Catchment Area

Ancona Airport’s catchment area includes the Marche region and part of the neighbouring regions: Abruzzo, Umbria and Romagna.

Population approx: 2.6 million people within 90 minutes car journey from Ancona Airport.

Made in Ancona: Ferretti Yachts – awarded 'Best Production Motor Yacht 2012' – a major air freight export to China and other lurury markets.

Under-served freight opportunities and other economic impact factors

Fast growth in 2011:

  • 12th for handled freight tonnes among Italian airports
  • Fifth for percentage of growth among Italian airports
  • Total cargo import: 3,094 tonnes
  • Total cargo export: 3,198 tonnes

Location: strategically located in the centre of Italy, close to the railway, the harbour and the intermodal freight site, and directly connected to the A14 Bologna-Bari motorway.

High quality of services:

  • Logistic area with direct access to the apron
  • Customs operating 24/7
  • Short and easy operations in accepting and delivering goods
  • Air Cargo Centre Space: 8,000 sq m
  • Fully equipped to handle any kind of freighter aircraft.

Wealthy freight market: AOI catchment area includes 2.6 million inhabitants and 300,000 businesses – an average of 11 companies per 100 inhabitants. There are several industrial hubs focused on shoes and leather, fashion, appliances and furnishings.

Already offering the region's most advanced airport, Ancona is now readying up for a big retail expansion, with a further 18 new shops and catering outlets planned by 2014.


AOI is strategically located halfway down the Adriatic coast and easily reached:

  • By car: direct connection (2 km) to the highway A14 (Bologna-Taranto) and the main road that runs along the Adriatic coast.
  • By bus: connections to downtown Ancona every hour;
  • By train: railway station is in front of the departure terminal with frequent connections to the central station of Ancona (18 km away), from which frequent trains depart daily to major Italian cities;
  • By sea: Ancona harbour (20 km away) is an important gateway to Italy with daily links to Greece, Albania and Croatia. During the summer season, Costa and MSC Cruises offer weekly departures on the highly popular Mediterranean tour.

Infrastructure & Operations:

  • Runway: 2,965m long and 45m wide
  • Orientation: 04/22
  • ICAO 4E
  • Surface: about 55,000 sq. m
  • Parking stand: 14
  • Slot Coordinated: No
  • Operating hours: 24/7
  • Min. turnaround time: 25 minutes
  • Able to handle all types of aircraft

New terminal facility was opened in 2004, and includes two modern and efficient buildings (arrivals and departures).

Important infrastructure developments and/or other news

Retail area is scheduled to open in 2014 and will connect the two terminals:

  • 3,580 sq. m for retail
  • 1.300 sq. m for F&B

In total, 18 F&B and retail outlets will be created.

Vital statistics

Traffic data 2011 vs. 2010

  • Passengers: 610,525 (+17.3%), including 38% business and 37% leisure.
  • Flight Movements: 15,995 (+4.9%).
  • Freight:
    • Import: 3,094 tonnes
    • Export: 3,198 tonnes
  • Largest carriers: Alitalia, Lufthansa, Ryanair, Carpatair, Belle Air.