Fiumicino scoops prestigious award for second consecutive year.Rome's Leonardo da Vinci airport, better known as Fiumicino, has been rated Europe's best airport with over 25 million passengers, for the second year in a row.The recognition, by Airports Council International (ACI), was part of a series of awards given to six European airports, depending on their passenger capacity.
According to the ACI press release, the judges were impressed by Fiumicino's "operational excellence, effective passenger-centric approach, strong focus on innovation, safety management strategy, close cooperation with the airlines, continuous performance monitoring, clear environmental targets and active local engagement."
The award is the latest in a string of prestigious accolades for Fiumicino in recent years, which registered a record 43 million passengers in 2018.
The 2019 ACI Awards judging panel comprised independent experts from the European Commission, European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), SESAR JU and European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC). ACI Europe counts more than 500 airports in 45 European countries.
The other five airports awarded by ACI were Cork (under 5 million passengers), Bilbao (5-10 million passengers) and Lyon-Saint Exupéry (10-25 million passengers), with an Eco-Innovation Award for Menorca and Accessible Airport Award for Gatwick.
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Rome's Fiumicino rated best airport in Europe
00054 Fiumicino, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy