Westjet at ADR

Rome – the Eternal City – rises once again, with traffic at Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport (FCO) set to surpass pre-pandemic levels this summer. Improved intercontinental connectivity is helping fuel the revival. From June, Qantas will link continental Europe with Australia for the first time with a non-stop flight between Rome and Perth, continuing to Sydney. […]

WestJet at ADR

Rome – the Eternal City – rises once again, with traffic at Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport (FCO) set to surpass pre-pandemic levels this summer. Improved intercontinental connectivity is helping fuel the revival. From June, Qantas will link continental Europe with Australia for the first time with a non-stop flight between Rome and Perth, continuing to Sydney. […]

May 16, 2022 | Airports, Europe, News & Analysis

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

New look plane ITA Airways

Italy’s ‘new’, government-owned airline, ITA Airways (IATA code AZ, same as its predecessor Alitalia), officially launched operations on Friday 15 October. The airline plans to operate with 52 Airbus aircraft this winter (seven A330-200s, 27 A320s and 18 A319s). The airline’s future fleet plans appear to be 100% focussed on Airbus aircraft, including the A220-series. […]

October 18, 2021 | Airlines, Europe, News & Analysis, Top Story

Italy welcomed almost 193 million passengers through its airports in 2019, making it Europe’s sixth busiest country for air traffic demand after the UK (300m), Spain (275m), Germany (248m), Turkey (209m) and France (201m). Last year traffic fell by 73% to just under 53m with pre-pandemic traffic in January and February accounting for 44% of […]

October 5, 2021 | Airlines, Airports, Europe, News & Analysis

196 new services

In the seven weeks since The ANKER Report was last published, Europe’s airlines have again been busy starting a significant number of new routes. This analysis covers the period of Saturday 24 July to Friday 10 September, a total of 49 days. While The ANKER Report would like to believe that it has identified all of […]

September 14, 2021 | Airlines, Airports, Europe, News & Analysis

Slot Conference Rome 2021

The third virtual IATA Slot Conference is nearing an end. Over the past week, more than 790 attendees from all around the world have enjoyed coming together to virtually network, catch up with colleagues, hold meetings and follow exciting and relevant presentations. However, we have been listening carefully to feedback from many of you this […]

June 17, 2021 | Airlines, Airports, News & Analysis

Wizz 4 Aircraft Base FCO

The news that Wizz Air was going to announce a major new base at Rome’s main airport might have sent waves of panic through the corridors of Alitalia’s head office. The Italian flag-carrier may have been concerned that the aggressive ULCC might do what it did when it announced its base in Oslo last year, […]

May 15, 2021 | Airlines, Airports, Europe, Top Story