At Fiumicino, passengers and staff celebrated with an enthralling "silent disco" the proclamation of Leonardo da Vinci, the main Roman airport, once again first in the hubs category with over 40 million passengers.
For the fifth time in the last six years, Airport Council International - the association that independently measures passenger satisfaction in the main airports of the world - has assigned the ACI Europe Best Airport Award to Fiumicino, which is, therefore, confirmed as the absolute best stopover on the continent, in addition to being at the top of the European ranking for the quality of service expressed directly by passengers for six consecutive years.
A perfect thread for, just last January, the airport had already won the 5-star Skytrax award for operational excellence and the quality of the service provided to passengers.
The "Best Airport 2023" evaluation criteria judged operational resilience and sustainability in the context of the recovery from Covid-19.
Leonardo da Vinci's victory came from its excellent results obtained in terms of sustainability and innovation, fundamental factors for progressively reducing the environmental footprint with the "Net Zero Emission" target by 2030 - twenty years ahead of schedule European objectives of 2050 - the development of integrated train+air products, and the diffusion of biofuels (SAF - Sustainable Aviation Fuel) capable of reducing CO2 emissions by 60-90%.