Good news from Aeroporti di Roma. In fact, in July there was a gradual recovery of traffic, with particular reference to the domestic and Schengen segment, also following the introduction of the Digital Green Certificate, while a persistent weakness of non-EU flows is still observed, also in relation to restrictive measures still in place.
Especially as a consequence of this latter element, overall the traffic volumes of Fiumicino still remain very far from normal: in fact, the month of July showed flows on average equal to about 30% of pre-covid levels, increasing towards the end of month with peaks of about 53 thousand passengers a day.
The current infrastructural structure has so far provided for a coherent partialization of capacity with operations concentrated on Terminal 3, which guarantees over 60% of the Fiumicino terminal capacity, and on boarding areas that guarantee over 75% of capacity and approximately 90% of boarding at the jetty, without the use of buses. However, according to plans already established by the Company and in relation to the constant monitoring of operated and foreseeable traffic levels, AdR has already foreseen the reopening of Terminal 1 of Fiumicino airport in the first half of August, with a view to maximizing service levels. to users.
In any case, also in relation to press articles, Aeroporti di Roma specifies that the situation regarding traffic flows in the airport is constantly monitored both by AdR and by the competent authorities. So far the risk of gatherings has been assessed as low due to the high fluidity of the queues, also taking into account the time limit beyond which close contact can be considered dangerous, indicated by the Health Authorities in at least 15 minutes and without a mask, while, as known, it still remains mandatory inside the terminals.
In the meantime, in the Fiumicino terminal, the prevention and protection measures and procedures adopted by AdR continue and are further strengthened: from the dedicated staff inside the Terminal who continually sensitize passengers to maintain the correct spacing, to service communications repeated several times a day , the signs on the ground, the multiple information signs present at the airport and the optimization of the air conditioning systems to ensure a high turnover rate of the area.
Since the beginning of the emergency, Aeroporti di Roma has launched a considerable intervention plan, due to the breadth and depth of the measures adopted, which have made Fiumicino airport the first airport in the world to obtain the “5 Stars” certification from part of Skytrax, the international evaluation organization of airlines and airports around the world, for the measures taken to combat the pandemic.