Rome Fiumicino Airport
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- Via dell' Aeroporto di Fiumicino, 320, 00054 Fiumicino Roma,
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- Other airports serving Rome
- Rome Ciampino Airport
- 3307m x 45m
3602m x 45m
3902m x 60m
3902m x 60m
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- Aegean Airlines
Air Europa Lineas Aereas
Blue Panorama Airlines
Branson Air Express
China Eastern Airlines
China Southern Airlines
CSA Czech Airlines
Delta Air Lines
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
Middle East Airlines
Norwegian Air International
Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA
Primera Air Nordic
Royal Air Maroc
Ukraine International Airlines
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Air New Zealand
All Nippon Airways
Cubana de Aviacion
Pakistan International Airlines
South African Airways
Operated by Aeroporti di Roma, Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport is the main international gateway to Rome and the busiest airport in Italy. Hosting domestic, regional and international passenger and cargo services for over 45 airlines, the airport is a major hub for national carrier, Alitalia.
Location of Rome Fiumicino Airport, Italy
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On 15-Mar-2017 Alitalia’s Board of Directors approved yet another turnaround plan. After losses throughout this century and yet another postponement of Alitalia's planned return to profit, this time pushed back from 2017 to 2019, each successive plan becomes more vital to its survival.
Alitalia's latest plan envisages revenue growth of 30% and cost reductions totalling EUR1 billion by 2019. It includes narrowbody fleet cuts, offset by seat densification, load factor gains and improved utilisation. It plans modest widebody growth, with expansion of capacity to the Americas in particular.
A major focus is to improve Alitalia's competitiveness on short/medium haul, which is increasingly dominated by LCCs, and which is vital to feed its long haul. All the usual features of becoming more competitive versus LCCs are in the plan: lower unit costs, unbundling and a simplified fare structure as a result of headcount reductions and other savings in operating costs.
Labour productivity improvement remains crucial to the plan's success. The plan’s funding, and Alitalia's future growth, will be subject to trade union agreement to a new collective agreement and headcount reductions. However, the immediate union response was to call a strike after management presented the plan to employees. Surely this has to be the last chance.
Partnerships of any kind between Europe's principal LCCs and full service airlines are rare. The new codeshare between Qatar Airways and Vueling builds on the interline deal signed between the two in Oct-2014. Moreover, it marks a further deepening of the relationship between the Doha-based super connector and IAG, of which it now owns 20%. Vueling joins IAG-owned airline British Airways in codesharing with Qatar Airways, but the new agreement is more extensive.
Vueling is now carrying Qatar Airways' QR code on 67 European routes. These routes are from/to Barcelona El Prat and Rome Fiumicino, which are Vueling's two biggest bases, and both served twice daily by Qatar Airways from Doha. The accord significantly expands Qatar's offline network, but the value of this and two-stop connections is difficult to gauge.
Since Etihad's Dec-2014 investment in a 49% stake in Alitalia the Italian airline has enjoyed much positive change. It has worked to move its brand and product more upmarket to differentiate itself from fierce LCC competition in Italy, where Ryanair is the biggest airline by seats.
Alitalia's long haul offering has benefited from its partnership with Etihad. This has mainly been due to codeshare access to a much wider range of destinations in the Middle East and Asia Pacific. However, this summer's launch of a Rome-Beijing service indicates growing self-confidence too. Alitalia has also shown renewed confidence by growing its small niche to Latin America, the main region where it takes the lead over Etihad. On short/medium haul the LCCs still provide a strong challenge, although Alitalia's European offering has been fortified by closer commercial ties with other Etihad investments (in particular airberlin).
However, Alitalia continues to be loss-making (to the tune of EUR199 million in 2015). This is a hard continuing habit to kick, even if the airline still insists that it will break the habit in 2017. The rest of the industry is collectively experiencing record profitability in 2016; an airline that cannot be profitable in such conditions still has much work to do.
Earlier in Nov-2015, Vueling's parent company IAG announced that the Spanish LCC's Chairman and CEO Alex Cruz will replace Keith Williams as head of its largest airline subsidiary, British Airways, in Apr-2016. Vueling generates the highest return on invested capital among IAG's airlines, and was the first to beat IAG's medium-term targets (before these targets were increased).
Moreover, Mr Cruz has established Vueling towards the premium end of the spectrum of LCC business models; indeed, he is not a fan of the 'LCC' epithet. He has achieved this while ensuring that Vueling's unit cost is consistent with that of a European LCC.
However, Europe's largest airline by passenger numbers, ultra-LCC Ryanair, is starting to improve its own brand offering without giving up its cost advantage. What's more, Ryanair has strong and growing positions at Vueling's two largest bases, Barcelona and Rome Fiumicino. A replacement for Mr Cruz has not yet been announced, but the new CEO will need to ensure that Vueling competes, both on service quality and on unit cost.
Delta opts to flesh out its 2016 European network with new flights from Minneapolis, Detroit and RDU
Delta Air Lines is branching out in its 2016 trans-Atlantic schedule, bolstering service from its lower-profile hubs in Minneapolis and Detroit. It is also introducing service from Raleigh-Durham to Paris, having initially mooted the route eight years ago.
The airline is playing to its positions of strength with the addition of trans-Atlantic services from its hubs in the interior of the US, which should allow Delta to both tap a large pool of local passengers in the metro region of Minneapolis and Detroit and also garner connecting traffic from US midwest spoke routes by touting one stop connections to popular European destinations and hubs of partner airlines.
Delta has been growing in Raleigh at a solid clip during the last couple of years, increasing the number of point to point markets it operates from the airport. The introduction of service to Paris is the next phase of that build up, and a key win for Raleigh-Durham International Airport, which has been working to enlarge its roster of long-haul services.
On 07-May-2015 Rome’s Fiumicino-Leonardo da Vinci Airport, the principal airport for the Italian capital and home base of Alitalia, had to be closed down following a serious fire in Terminal 3, which broke out in a coffee shop. Hundreds of flights were cancelled, leading to chaos and confusion amongst passengers as entry was denied to all terminals.
As the crews of 15 fire engines fought to bring it under control the inferno destroyed several passport control cabins and the main commercial zone, including a large area of Duty Free shops. Fortunately there were no direct casualties but shortly after the fire was finally extinguished concerns began to be raised about health and safety issues. Those concerns continue despite action taken by the management of Aeroporti di Roma (AdR) and the Civil Aviation Authority, ENAC, initially to scale down operations to 60% of overall capacity.
Indeed, the fire managed to open a can of worms concerning the overall state of the Fiumicino infrastructure, its suitability to handle large numbers of passengers now and in the future, and whether or not it should even serve as the nation’s primary, showpiece, air gateway, despite a massive planned expansion programme.