Rome Fiumicino International Airport in Italy has been making improvements in movement statistics, but is more work needed?
Using data from RadarBox.com, we will explore where the airport is currently at and whether the Summer 2023 season will give them the kick upward that they need.
Without further ado, let’s get into the numbers…
Rome Fiumicino’s Numbers…
For March 12-19, the airport handled 594 movements, based on a seven-day rolling average provided by the flight tracking company.
This represents an increase of 30.55% compared to the same period last year but is still around 176 movements short of pre-COVID levels.
Below is 2023 so far for Rome Fiumicino International Airport!:
|Date||2019 Numbers||2022 Numbers||2023 Numbers||Percentage Difference (2023 vs. 2022)|
|January 1-8||699 movements||504 movements||610 movements||+21.03%|
|January 8-15||740 movements||382 movements||551 movements||+44.24%|
|January 15-22||732 movements||361 movements||532 movements||+47.37%|
|January 22-29||729 movements||347 movements||524 movements||+51.01%|
|January 29-February 5||722 movements||376 movements||536 movements||+42.55%|
|February 5-12||751 movements||420 movements||563 movements||+34.05%|
|February 12-19||794 movements||432 movements||569 movements||+31.71%|
|February 19-26||793 movements||412 movements||598 movements||+45.15%|
|February 26-March 5||735 movements||438 movements||586 movements||+33.79%|
|March 5-12||716 movements||462 movements||592 movements||+28.14%|
What we can see from the data is that the airport improved drastically compared to the same period last year.
Rome Fiumicino Airport still has a lot of work to do if it intends to get to pre-pandemic levels moving forward.
Could ITA Airways Help Boost Movement Numbers?
A question that can definitely be asked is: Could ITA Airways help boost movement numbers for Rome Fiumicino Airport?
The Italian carrier provides the most amount of average daily movements, with RadarBox quoting this as 186 daily movements on average.
Ryanair comes in second with 71 movements, and Wizz Air is third with 43 movements.
Route announcements have been made by all three parties, with the expectation that the Summer period means more flights, which will, in turn, benefit the main airport in Rome.
From the perspective of ITA Airways, as the airline grows in fleet size going into the short and medium-term, movement numbers from Fiumicino Airport will increase in line with that.
It remains clear that Rome Fiumicino Airport is currently dependent on ITA Airways to increase the number of movements weekly if it has any chance of catching up to pre-pandemic numbers.
There is nothing to stop other carriers across Europe to increase frequencies into the airport as well, with that already being observed ahead of the Summer 2023 season.
For now, all eyes are on the airport to see how the numbers will look as we progress deeper into one of the busiest periods of the year: The Summer Holidays.