Passenger traffic at the Italian Assaeroporti member airports was up 5.9%. In 2018 185.4 million passengers were served, an increase of 10.3 million on 2017. International traffic was up by 7.2% and domestic traffic by 3.3%. There were 1.4 million flights during the year (+3.6%), whereas the cargo carried was essentially in line with the previous year (1,056.6 thousand tons, -0.4%). The domestic airports reporting the highest passenger numbers were Rome Fiumicino, Milan Malpensa, Bergamo Orio al Serio, Catania, Naples and Milan Linate.
Passenger traffic distribution of the Italian airports aggregated by macro-region* is reported according to percentage growth below.
ITALIAN AIR TRAFFIC
*North West: Bergamo, Bologna, Genoa, Linate, Malpensa, Turin, others; North East: Treviso, Venice, Verona, others; Centre: Ancona, Rome Ciampino, Rome Fiumicino, others; South: Bari, Brindisi, Lamezia Terme, Naples, Pescara, Reggio Calabria, others; Islands: Alghero, Cagliari, Lampedusa, Olbia, Palermo, others.
Among the North-Western airports, the Lombardy airport system (25% of total domestic traffic) served 46.8 million passengers (+6.5%); Milan Malpensa contributed with 24.7 million (+11.5%), Milan Linate with 9.2 million (-3.3%) and Bergamo Orio al Serio with 12.9 million (+4.9%). In Central Italy, the Rome airport system (26% of total domestic traffic) hit 48.8 million passengers (+4.2%); Rome Fiumicino served 43.0 million (+4.9%), while Rome Ciampino with 5.8 million contracted (-0.7%). Among the North-Eastern airports, Venice reached 11.2 million passengers carried (+7.9%), while in the South Catania and Naples grew by 8.9% and 15.8% each, serving 9.9 million passengers each.