Lambourghini at Bologna airport

The capital of foodie Emilia-Romagna in northern Italy and one of Europe’s wealthiest areas, Bologna is the country’s sixth-busiest airport. Famous for manufacturing Lamborghinis, Bologna welcomed 1.07 million passengers in July, with traffic surpassing one million for the first time. Passenger numbers grew by 16.6% versus 2019, in contrast to the average +3.6% of the […]

September 28, 2023 | Airlines, Airports, Europe, News & Analysis, Top Story

Italy Country Focus

According to figures recently published by Assaeroporti, Italy’s airports welcomed over 164 million passengers in 2022. That is more than twice as many as were handled in 2021 and, more impressively, only 15% fewer than the 193 million achieved in 2019. In September and October, the number of passengers passing through the country’s airports was […]

February 14, 2023 | Airports, Europe, News & Analysis, Top Story

TRS S23

Located in the far north-east of Italy, close to the border with Slovenia, Trieste has an urban population of around 240,000 people. The airport serving the city has typically handled between 600,000 and 900,00 passengers per annum since 2001, peaking at just under 880,000 in 2012. In 2022, the airport welcomed almost 700,000 passengers, just […]

RYANAIR AT BARI

According to our analysis of Cirium schedule data, the European airports* that saw the biggest increase in scheduled departures between all of 2019 and all of 2022 were Bergen in Norway (4,200 additional departures representing growth of 12%), Bari in Italy (3,013, growth of 16%) and Funchal in Portugal (2,527, growth of 23%). While Bergen’s […]

January 19, 2023 | Airports, Europe, News & Analysis, Top Story

Ryanair - Turin

The capital of the northwest Italian region of Piedmont, Turin is the country’s fourth-largest city by population. Perhaps best known for skiing, cars, truffles, and the Juventus football team, Turin has nearly 1.1 million departing seats this winter, a 3% increase over W19 but 6% lower than the peak in W18. Turin is now Italy’s […]

BA at PEG

Not many airports in Europe are yet reporting traffic data that shows demand significantly above 2019 levels. However, Umbria International Airport San Francesco d’Assisi serving Perugia and the surrounding area in central Italy is one of them. In August the airport welcomed 55,742 passengers which is 142% more than in the same month in 2019. […]

September 14, 2022 | Airlines, Airports, Europe, News & Analysis, Top Story

Italian Traffic report

Passenger data for July from Assaeroporti reveals that Italy’s airports handled 18.8 million passengers. That is only 8% fewer than in July 2019. Among the top 20 airports (all of which handled at least 250,000 passengers in July) almost half actually saw an increase in passenger throughput compared with three years earlier. Brindisi and Turin […]

September 8, 2022 | Airports, Europe, News & Analysis, Top Story

VCE

Wizz Air this week opened its latest base in Italy at Venice Marco Polo Airport. The carrier has been operating domestic routes to Bari, Catania, Naples and Palermo for several months, operated by aircraft based at other Italian airports. Now the carrier has started the first of some 17 new routes it plans to launch […]

ADR

In 2019, Italy’s Rome Fiumicino Airport ranked as Europe’s 11th busiest airport, handling 43.4 million passengers. Since 2000 total traffic had grown by 68% but there was a significant difference between domestic and international demand. While developments in the national high-speed rail network had contributed to domestic air travel falling by 11%, international passengers had […]

November 3, 2021 | Airlines, Airports, Europe, News & Analysis