Authorities to suspend passenger operations at Rome Ciampino Airport in Italy March 14, close Terminal 1 at Rome Fiumicino Airport March 17.

Severity: Warning Alert

This alert began 13 Mar 2020 00:01 GMT and is scheduled to expire 18 Mar 2020 23:59 GMT.

  • Event: Airport and terminal closures
  • Location(s): Rome Ciampino and Fiumicino airports (map)
  • Date: From March 14
  • Impact: Flight disruptions

Summary
Italian authorities have announced that Rome's Ciampino Airport (CIA) will suspend all scheduled passenger operations starting March 14 due to the ongoing coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Italy. In addition, authorities will close Terminal 1 at Rome Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport (FCO) March 17, and consolidate all operations at the airport's Terminal 3.

CIA is the smaller of Rome's two commercial airports and is utilized by low-cost carriers. FCO is the city's main international airport. Ryanair (FR), the main carrier at CIA, has already announced plans to suspend all of its Italian operations starting March 13. Wizz Air (W6), the only other carrier utilizing the airport, has not announced whether it will suspend its flights from CIA or relocate them to FCO. CIA will remain open for charter, cargo, and private operations.

Authorities have said the measures will remain in place until the current state of emergency in Italy ends.

Advice
Confirm all flights. If necessary, make alternative travel arrangements as soon as possible.

Resources
Rome Ciampino Airport: www.adr.it

 

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