Fiumicino airport sees gradual increase in air traffic.
Rome's Leonardo da Vinci airport, better known as Fiumicino, reopened its Terminal 1 on Friday 6 August.
Terminal 1 had been closed since 17 March 2020, days after Italy ordered a nationwide lockdown to tackle the covid-19 crisis, with the airport moving all operations to Terminal 3.
The carriers that will carry out check-ins in Terminal 1 - Aegean Airlines, Air Malta, Albastar, Eurowings, Ryanair and Vueling Airlines - will continue to operate baggage reclaim in Terminal 3.
Aeroporti di Roma (AdR) says the reopening of T1 is part of a "progressive resumption" of air traffic, which has seen a gradual increase this summer, particularly since the introduction of the digital Green Pass.
However AdR says the situation is still "very far from normal" and traffic flows in July equated to only around 30 per cent of pre-covid levels.
Traffic began to increase towards the end of the month, reaching peaks of about 53,000 passengers a day.
The airport says it continues to operate to the strictest covid-19 protocols, with the risks of crowding considered low due to its management of traffic flows, quickly-moving queues and constant monitoring.
In September Fiumicino became the first airport in the world to obtain a 5-Star rating from Skytrax, in recognition of its hygiene and efficiency in response to the coronavirus crisis.
Fiumicino recently made headlines for being rated once again top airport in Europe for passenger satisfaction, and for opening a 'Vax & Go' centre, offering travellers covid vaccinations without booking.
Terminal 1, the designated check-in area for: @aegeanairlines, @AirMalta, Albastar, @eurowings, @Ryanair and @vueling, reopens on 6th August at #Fiumicino. The check-in hall’s new layout will ensure the best conditions to observe social distancing and fluidity. pic.twitter.com/nj1CcT5MY2
— Aeroporti di Roma (@AeroportidiRoma) August 6, 2021
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