Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport (FCO)

1. Airport Overview

2. History and Background

  • Founding Year: 1961
  • Development Timeline:
    • 1961: Airport opens
    • 1991: Opening of Terminal 3
    • 2016: Inauguration of Terminal 3’s new boarding area E
  • Significant Events:
    • 2015: Introduction of the Fiumicino Airport’s Master Plan, aimed at expanding and modernizing the airport
    • 2020: Completion of various modernization projects, improving passenger experience

3. Facilities and Services

  • Passenger Services:
    • Lounges: Casa Alitalia Lounge, Plaza Premium Lounge, Star Alliance Lounge
    • Wi-Fi: Free unlimited Wi-Fi available throughout the airport
    • Baggage Services: Lost & Found, baggage wrapping, and storage
  • Shopping and Dining:
    • Shops: Duty-free, luxury brands like Gucci, Prada, and Ferragamo, local Italian products
    • Restaurants: Caffè Roma, Bistrot Fiumicino, McDonald’s, and more
  • Transportation:
    • Public Transport: Leonardo Express train, regional trains, buses
    • Car Rentals: Avis, Hertz, Europcar, Sixt
    • Parking: Short-term and long-term parking options, valet parking
    • Shuttles: Hotel shuttles and city shuttles available
  • Accessibility: Services for passengers with reduced mobility, accessible restrooms, dedicated assistance teams

4. Terminals and Layout

  • Terminal Information:
    • Terminal 1: Domestic and Schengen flights, mainly Alitalia
    • Terminal 2: Low-cost airlines (currently closed for renovations)
    • Terminal 3: International flights, including non-Schengen
    • Terminal 5: Security-intensive flights, primarily to the US and Israel (currently closed)
  • Airport Layout Map: Interactive Map

5. Flights and Airlines

  • Airlines: Alitalia, Emirates, Delta, American Airlines, Lufthansa, and many more
  • Destinations: Over 230 destinations worldwide including New York, Tokyo, Dubai, and Buenos Aires
  • Flight Status: Real-time Flight Status

6. Travel Tips and Information

  • Check-In Procedures: Check-in counters open 3 hours before departure; online check-in available
  • Security: Comprehensive security procedures; separate lines for families and business travelers
  • Customs and Immigration: Passport control for non-Schengen flights, customs checks for arriving international passengers

7. Hotels and Accommodation

  • On-Site Hotels:
    • Hilton Rome Airport Hotel (connected to the terminals via a walkway)
  • Nearby Hotels:
    • Hilton Garden Inn Rome Airport
    • Best Western Hotel Rome Airport
    • Mercure Rome Leonardo da Vinci Airport

8. Airport Lounges

  • Lounge Access:
    • Casa Alitalia Lounge: Access for Alitalia Business Class passengers, SkyTeam Elite Plus members
    • Plaza Premium Lounge: Access with Priority Pass membership, or for a fee
    • Star Alliance Lounge: Access for Star Alliance Business Class passengers, Star Alliance Gold members
  • Lounge Amenities: Complimentary food and beverages, Wi-Fi, showers, workstations, relaxation areas

9. Business and Conference Facilities

  • Business Centers: Available in various lounges with workstations and meeting rooms
  • Meeting Rooms: Available at the Hilton Rome Airport Hotel and Hilton Garden Inn Rome Airport

10. Airport Statistics

  • Passenger Traffic: Approximately 43 million passengers annually (pre-COVID)
  • Flight Operations: Over 300,000 flight movements annually
  • Cargo: Handles over 190,000 tons of cargo annually

11. Future Developments

  • Upcoming Projects: Expansion plans including new terminal developments and runway enhancements
  • Renovation Plans: Ongoing upgrades to terminal interiors, security, and passenger facilities

12. Traveler Experiences

13. Photo Gallery

  • Images:
    • Exterior view of the terminal complex
    • Interior shots of check-in areas, lounges, and dining options
    • Aircraft on the tarmac

14. Useful Links

15. Contact and Support

  • Customer Support:
  • Feedback: Feedback form available on the official website

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