Rome Fiumicino Leonardo Da Vinci Airport (FCO/LIRF)

Printable Version
Hide routes

Other major reasons to serve this airport

One of the world's great cities, boasting sights such as Piazza del Popolo, the Spanish Steps and the Vatican, offers several highly-viable route opportunities to Tokyo, Sydney, Mexico City and closer points such as Munich and Seville.

  • A large and wealthy market, easy to reach thanks to a strategic central position:
    • more than 32 million inhabitants within the enlarged catchment area
    • excellent domestic network of over 30 destinations, providing unique opportunities for feed and de-feeding strategies
  • Airport fees and charges well below European averages
  • A fully liberalised handling market offering a wide choice of prices and services
  • An already planned airport capacity expansion able to cope with future demand
  • Rome, the Italian capital, is one of the most attractive destinations in the world and the Centre of Christianity:
    • the UK’s Sunday Times Travel Magazine classified Rome as 1st destination in the world for “greatest hits attractions”
  • Rome, a growing business origin & destination:
    • about 600 multinational companies are based in Latium (the central region of Italy which takes Rome as its core)
    • 34% of passengers served by Fiumicino airport travel for business purposes
  • Able to assist and support airlines with accurate analysis based on IATA software “Airport IS” and other key tools

Marketing and other support

ADR – Rome Fiumicino Airport provides a wide range of tools to support airline partners in their development plans for Rome:

  • Market Business Intelligence: statistics and market analysis on request
  • PR support: press conference and inaugural ceremony organisation, activities to facilitate targeted press releases
  • Web Advertising: possibility to advertise the airline’s new operations through insertion of promotional banners into ADR website
  • Direct Marketing Actions: promotion of start-up operations on ADR newsletter sent to a dedicated database of customers
  • Other soft marketing activities

Catchment Area

Rome Catchment

“All roads lead to Rome”: Rome’s central location in Italy makes Fiumicino Airport the gateway of choice for 32 million people.

Rome is Italy’s largest city with approximately 3 million inhabitants. Thanks to its strategic position at the centre of Italy, Rome’s airports serve an incredibly extensive and homogeneous catchment area:

  • 12 million people within 250 km
  • 32 million people for the enlarged catchment area:
    • From Rome and the Latium region, from the centre of Italy to the south and to the islands – more than 32 million are served by Fiumicino Airport through excellent road and rail links, as well as an extensive domestic air network

Under-served freight opportunities and other economic impact factors

Up to 60% of Rome’s Far East freight traffic leaks away to other hubs – despite the existence of superb cargo facilities – and substantial constituency of 600 multinational companies.

Rome Cargo City: high-tech and modularity

A huge part of Rome’s catchment area freight currently flies through other European hubs: Rome Cargo City represents an enormous business opportunity and ADR offers all the facilities to improve performance:

  • State-of-the-art infrastructure capable of moving more than 200,000 tonnes per year
  • Know-how and services for every type of goods:
    • perishables, dangerous and valuables
    • specific veterinarian wing available for live animals
  • Dedicated aircraft parking, warehousing, offices, services and commercial activities including dedicated hotel
  • Direct access to the highway and port system through the commercial port of Civitavecchia
  • Space available for additional development of buildings and infrastructures


  • ocated southeast of Rome
  • 32 km away from the city centre
  • An excellent road and railway network allows reaching the airport from Rome city centre in only 25 minutes

Infrastructure & Operations

  • 3 connected air terminals (312,000 sqm)
  • T5 (terminal 5) appositely built for the North American and Israeli flights, who need a particular security process
  • 4 runways
  • 355 check-in desks
  • 84 boarding gates
  • 36 loading bridges
  • 125 aircraft stands
  • ATM: 90 aircraft movements per hour
  • 20,657 car parking slots

Important infrastructure developments

Fiumicino Airport is pursuing several infrastructural enhancements to guarantee future capacity will be available.

Vital statistics

  • FCO Airport: more than 37 million passengers in 2012 (International traffic: 25 Mio, +2% YoY);
  • 135,000 tonnes of freight in 2012
  • Over 100 airlines chose to fly from this airport, thus serving around 200 destinations worldwide
  • Largest carrier: Alitalia
  • 27.5% of connecting passengers
  • Unique opportunities for feeding and de-feeding strategies:
    • 30 destinations in Italy served by 400 daily movements