Aeroporti di Roma’s summer 2023 starts with many new features, important confirmations and interesting opportunities especially for North America and Asia. More than 35 new flight connections will be activated in the upcoming summer season, out of which more than 10 new destinations were not served by direct flights even in the pre-Covid 2019 period.
2023 could be the year of a solid recovery of traffic, with the certainty that the capital’s two airports will continue to play an important role in the development of the economic chain linked to tourism and transport – said Marco Troncone, CEO of AdR. The dynamism of the American market, the gradual opening of communication with Asia and the restoration of connectivity to strategic areas such as South America and the Middle East confirm a progressive development trend that reinforces Rome’s role as a strategic gateway to the countryside. .
The real protagonist of the next summer for Romanian airports will be the North American market, which will count 34 departures per day, of which 11 are only to New York. A record offering, combined with new connections launched by IDA Airways and developments by US carriers, will provide a total of 50% more connections compared to the pre-pandemic period. In this context, Leonardo da Vinci will position itself as the third European hub in the number of airports with the biggest growth in flights to North America, including the Big Apple and Canada, after London and Paris.
Among the main innovations are new connections to San Francisco, a new destination that will be launched in the summer by IDA Airways and United Airlines, as well as Aeromexico’s debut at Rome Airport.
Also, there are several increases in offerings to destinations historically linked to the capital: leading New York will see, among others, the entry of new player Norse Atlantic Airways with a daily flight. IDA Airways is introducing a new direct flight to Washington starting in June, while Air Canada and Air Transat’s increased frequencies will bring up to 3 daily flights to Toronto and Montreal. WestJet will invest in the Rome connection, increasing flight availability to Calgary, the only direct connection from Italy to Western Canada launched last year, offering 5 weekly frequencies.
Connection growth to South America is also expected with the gradual increase of Aerolinas Argentinas, which will connect Leonardo da Vinci to Buenos Aires with 5 weekly flights.
Another great translator next summer will be the Asian market. In addition to destinations to Tokyo and Delhi, thanks to the increase in IDA Airways flights already launched at the end of 2022, the Greater China airline could also offer flights to Beijing and Shanghai again and simultaneously increase the already served cities of Chengdu, Hangzhou and Chongqing. Fiumicino operates approximately 3 flights per day to the People’s Republic of China, including a direct connection to Taipei 3 times per week. Due to the growth of Korean Air and Asiana, Rome will be connected to Seoul 2 times a day and 5 times a week on Singapore Airlines, reaching the maximum offer ever recorded on Singapore Airlines.
Referring to more long-haul flights, the increase in the offer of Qatar Airways should be highlighted, which will rise to 18 weekly frequencies, offering up to 3 daily flights on some days of the week, as well as Gulf Air , which, from June 2022, will continue to invest in Rome by inserting a third weekly frequency to Manama in Bahrain. .
To complete the development framework for 2023, short-medium distance, interesting new international destinations enriching the offer of the city directly connected to Rome: among them Baku, Faro, Gdańsk, Funchal, Memmingen, Castellon and Bastia thanks to the development. Companies like Volotea, Vueling, Air Corsica, Wizz Air and Ryanair. The latter two, in particular, will increase the already important offer introduced in 2022, which will come to a base of 11 and 9 aircraft at Fiumicino, respectively.