Air traffic continued to rise at the 38 Assaeroporti member airports. In 2017 passengers (including general aviation traffic) totaled 175.4 million (+6.4%), up by 10.7 million on the previous year. This result is due to growth in international traffic to both EU (+8.5%) and non-EU (+7.9%) countries and the increase in domestic traffic (+3.0%).
1.6 million aircraft movements (+3.2%) and 1.1 million tons of cargo (+9.2%) were achieved.
Rome Fiumicino, followed by Milan Malpensa and Bergamo, are listed in descending order in the ranking of Italian airports in terms of passenger numbers.
The Rome airport system reported a slight decrease (-0.6% compared to 2016), with 46.9 million passengers served. The Lombardy airport system saw growth of 9.4% to reach 44 million passengers, equal to 25% of the national total: Milan Malpensa contributed with 22.2 million, Linate 9.5 million and Orio al Serio airport 12.3 million.
In the north-east, Venice and Treviso carried 13.4 million passengers (8% of the national total) and in Central Italy, Pisa and Florence 7.9 million passengers (4% of the national total).
In Apulia, the airport system (Bari, Brindisi, Foggia and Taranto) served 7 million (4% of the national total), while Sicily (Catania, Comiso, Lampedusa, Palermo and Trapani) and Sardinia (Alghero, Cagliari and Olbia) served 16.9 million (10% of the national total) and 8.3 million (5% of the national total), respectively.
8 Source: Assaeroporti, 2017