Rome–Fiumicino International Airport "Leonardo da Vinci"

Airport Information

Rome–Fiumicino International Airport "Leonardo da Vinci"

The history of the capital’s airports begins in 1916, the year in which Ciampino “Giovan Battista Pastine” Airport was inaugurated in Via Appia, for airships and military purposes until 1947. It was the capital’s only airport until 15 January 1961, when the “Leonardo da Vinci” international airport was inaugurated.

With respect to the original project, the extensions carried out were noteworthy and transformed the original structure, making it the first Rome airport project in continuous evolution. On 12 February 1974, with the founding of Aeroporti di Roma all the activities were assigned to a sole handler, which became a sole concessionaire for the management and development of the capital’s airport system.

In more recent years, in July 1997 to be exact, the privatization of Aeroporti di Roma S.p.A, was initiated by putting 45% of the share capital on the market with both a public offering and private placement, for Italian and foreign institutional investors. Privatization was completed in 2000, with the divestment of shares held by the state.

Over the years the many development and modernization interventions at the two airports, have permitted ADR to respond effectively to the increase in the volume of traffic.

In 2018, the ADR airport system registered 48.8 million passengers, with over 230 destinations across the world accessible from Rome thanks to around 100 airlines operating in the two airports.

“Leonardo da Vinci” is the “main hub airport” for scheduled and charter international and intercontinental traffic. Rome Ciampino Giovan Battista Pastine Airport is instead, the airport for low cost traffic, “express courier” goods and General Aviation traffic (state, humanitarian and civil defence flights).

Airport Profile

  • Eat and Drink

    A gourmet breakfast, a tasty appetizer, a quick meal, a fine lunch, or a business dinner: browse the Eat&Drink Guide to learn about more than fifty businesses that were carefully selected to let you taste the best of Italian and international cuisine. You will find exclusive formats, top quality products and all the attention and courtesy you deserve.

    The businesses have been divided into categories to allow you to identify the type of service using simple colours: restaurant, self-serve, fast food, wine bar, etc.

    Furthermore, a series of icons guide you to discover the specialties and peculiarities that you can find in each space, to suit your needs and tastes, from vegetarian dishes to ethnic or gluten free cuisine. The maps allow you to quickly locate the eating places in the area where you are.

    Have a good trip and a good meal!

    Eat&Drink Guide

  • Tax Free Mall

    Rome Fiumicino “Leonardo Da Vinci” airport is not just a passing through place, but it cares about you and your time with the Tax Free Mall: a real paradise for the tax free shopping and restaurants.

    At Rome Fiumicino Leonardo da Vinci Airport, if you are departing for a non-Schengen country, you will access the Tax Free Mall in Area E, a unique location with 50 retail shops: more than 10,000 square meters dedicated to shopping and restaurants. If your destination is also a non-EU country, your clothing and fashion accessory purchases will be entirely exempt from the 22% VAT, with extraordinary savings compared to city center prices. Here are all the shops in the Mall for your TOTAL TAX FREE shopping:


    Bottega Veneta, Bulgari, Burberry, Damiani, Diesel, Dolce&Gabbana, Ermenegildo Zegna, Emporio Armani, Fendi, Ferrari Store, Furla, Gucci, Hermès, Hour Passion, Just Design, Max Mara, Michael Kors, Moncler, Montblanc, Omega, Pandora, Pinko, Piquadro, Prada, Rolex, Salvatore Ferragamo, Sunglass Hut, Swatch, Tod’s, Unieuro, United Colors of Benetton, Valentino, Versace, Yamamay.

    And, if you are looking for inspiration, you can browse through the Rome Airport Luxury Guide, designed to immerse you in the glossy world of the most famous fashion brands and must-have products of the 2019-2020 Fall-Winter season, on sale in our Mall’s exclusive boutique.

    Download the Luxury Guide

  • Airport Expansion

    In the first phase the interventions are to be carried out in the current airport area. In the next phase, expansion of the airport to the north is planned, through the acquisition of new land. By 2021 an increase in the capacity of the airport largely over 50 million passengers a year is expected, bringing Leonardo da Vinci in line with the main European airports.

    In addition to the expansion of the aircraft aprons and completion of a new runway, the terminals system will be extended.At the same time the Master Plan, which outlines the foundations of long-term development, has been defined.

    The objective of ADR is to provide the Mediterranean with a modernized, landmark hub, making Leonardo da Vinci into a facility of primary importance on a global level.

    Development to the north will mean a further increase in total capacity of additional 50 million passengers a year. Upon completion of the Master Plan the over all capacity of the system will exceed 100 million passengers per year.

    The distinctive feature of the airport facilities foreseen for this development resides in their flexibility and the high degree of intermodality of the links with the territory and the city. It is expected that 50% of passengers will reach the new airport using public transport, integrated and connected through an innovative Ground Transportation Centre.

    Another key element of the development of the facilities is the high level of environmental sustainability, which renders Fiumicino a virtuous example thanks to self-generation of energy and use of renewable energy resources. And the adoption of the main environmental and local area values in the new facilities, with the integrated management of the recycling of waste and the realization of appropriate environmental compensation works.

    The details of the development to the north are:

    • A new terminal with higher standards of service;
    • Two new runways;
    • New aircraft aprons;
    • A new system of taxiways to ensure smooth and efficient air traffic flow;
    • New technological power plants so as to ensure the self-production of 85% of the overall power requirements;
    • Production of 30% of electricity requirements from renewable sources;
    • Production of 50% of thermal power requirements from renewable sources;
    • Reduction of emissions equal to approximately 15,000 tonnes of CO2 per year;
    • A new complex of buildings, car parks, services and facilities.
  • Sustainability

    Aeroporti di Roma is involved in the efficient management of the airport system to effectively respond to the increase in traffic volume, while taking into account the quality standards of the service provided, safe conditions for aerodrome operations, health protection and safety in the workplace, environmental safeguards and efficient use of energy resources.

    An Integrated Management System for Health,Energy, Safety, Environment and Quality allows the Group to work towards shared objectives:

    • focus on the customer: to keep in mind the needs of the Customer for the design and provision of services and the related support infrastructures;
    • search for excellence: a constant dialogue using the best technical and organizational practices in quality, environment, energy and health and safety in the workplace, both national and international;
    • active participation: to enhance and involve all staff so that it acts towards improved and more streamlined processes;
    • safe conditions for aerodrome operations: to ensure the most effective efforts for the safety of passenger and airport users;
    • effective management of health and safety: to employ effectively the necessary protective measures to reduce risks on health and safety of employees and any third party;
    • environmental safeguards and energy efficiency: to deal effectively with any issues of water, noise and air pollution and sustainable waste management;
    • accordance with legislative procedures and proactive approach: to be pursuant to laws, regulations and rules according to a proactive approach towards the improvement of health and safety, environment and quality in the workplace.

    Aeroporti di Roma states its commitment towards sustainability through the certification by third parties of its management systems, according to international standards (Quality-ISO9001/Environment-ISO14001/Energy-ISO 50001/Safety-OHSAS18001).

Airport News

Fiumicino and Ciampino airports are the first in Europe to achieve the Airport Carbon Accreditation 4+ from ACI Europe.

“We’re aiming for zero C02 emissions by 2030, long in advance of the European references for the sector, with a plan mainly aimed at renewable sources and electric mobility”  - CEO of Aeroporti di Roma, …

Combatting violence against women - a flamenco exhibition was held at Rome airport.

The initiative, conceived by the management company Aeroporti di Roma, saw the participation of twenty dancers from the Studio Flamenco Roma, dressed in red and directed by teacher and choreographer Lorena Salis. This took place …

Fiumicino Once Again First in Europe, Reaches it's Highest Ever Passenger Satisfaction Level

In the third quarter of the year, which records peaks in summer season traffic, the Leonardo da Vinci has reached a new record in the International Airport Council ranking. It has surpassed all other major …


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