Rome’s Ciampino airport reopens

Rome’s Ciampino airport has reopened on schedule after being closed since 24 September for repairs to its runway. The airport was open for business again at 23.30 on the night of Tuesday 2 October.

For the duration of its closure all Ciampino flights were transferred to Leonardo da Vinci Airport at Fiumicino, with shuttle bus services by companies such as by Terravision also operating out of Fiumicino.

ADR, the company that manages Rome's airports, said that 180 contract workers took turns working around the clock to upgrade 40,000 sqm of runway at Ciampino airport, which is now used mainly a hub for low-cost airlines.