Ciampinoâ€“G. B. Pastine International Airport
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The Rome Ciampino Airport (IATA: CIA, ICAO: LIRA; Italian: Aeroporto di Roma -Ciampino " Giovan Battista Pastine " ) is to Rome -Fiumicino Airport, the smaller of the two international airports in the Italian capital Rome., Operated by Aeroporti di Roma airport is served mainly by low cost airlines, but also has a military section, which serves as a government airport.
Airlines and destinations
The airport is currently used on regular services to the low cost airlines Ryanair and Wizz Air, the drive from here numerous European destinations, including Dublin and Bucharest. From the German-speaking Ciampino is currently being flown in from Frankfurt -Hahn, Karlsruhe / Baden -Baden, Leipzig / Halle Memmingen and Weeze. easyJet has its last set routes to and from Rome -Ciampino Rome Fiumicino in favor of the end of October 2011.
Ciampino also has a general aviation terminal for general aviation, which is mainly handled here. Contrast, smaller propeller aircraft primarily use the Rome- Urbe.
The airport is located 15 km south-east of the center of Rome on the border with neighboring city Ciampino, 3 km from Rome's ring motorway ( A 90 / E 80 ) located on the Via Appia Nuova (SS 7) towards Castel Gandolfo. Various Shuttle buses connect the airport with downtown.
History and Future
The Rome Ciampino Airport was opened in 1916 and initially served only the operation of airships. From Ciampino, Umberto Nobile's also famous airship Norge took off for his flight over the North Pole. During the Second World War, several squadrons of the Italian Air Force were stationed at the airfield. In the postwar period Ciampino became the main commercial airport of Rome, because you could not perform the planned expansion of the airport Rome - Urbe town planning reasons. After the opening of the airport Rome Fiumicino Ciampino in 1961, lost much of its original meaning and was used long by only a few charters and regional airlines, as well as general aviation for over three decades. In recent years, several low-cost airlines helped the relatively small and close to the city airport to an enormous increase in traffic. 2007 were handled 5.4 million passengers. Due to the noise and the protests of local residents, the Italian government decided in late 2007 to reduce the number of maximum daily flight movements from 138 to 100 and expand its about 100 km north of Rome nearby military airfield Viterbo to another commercial airport. This decision is to date still followed in Viterbo no concrete steps.
Due to work on the start and runway, air traffic in Ciampino was adjusted from 24 September to 2 October 2012. The commercial flights were handled during this time only at Rome Fiumicino Airport.
On the military in the northwest part of the flight readiness of the Italian Air Force is (31 ° Stormo ). With three Airbus A -319 CJ, five Dassault Falcon 900EX/EASy and two Falcon 50 as well as two helicopters AgustaWestland AW139 type they promoted government members and other Very Important Persons (VIPs ). The Pope uses the machine regularly when traveling in Italy. The Special Air is also known for the many ambulance services. At the airport, Ciampino and other safety and civil protection authorities flying units, including the Italian secret services, there about their company Compagnia Aeronautica Italiana ( CAI) more business aircraft (such as Falcon 900) talked with civilian ID. It is significant in this context, the military airfield Practica di Mare.
Coat of Arms 31 ° Stormo ( flight readiness )
A319CJ, 31 ° Stormo, Ciampino
AW139 flight readiness in Ciampino