The airport Rome-Ciampino (IATA: CIA, ICAO: LIRA; Italian: Aeroporto di Roma-Ciampino “Giovan Battista Pastine”) is the smaller of the two international airports of the Italian capital Rome after Rome-Fiumicino. The airport operated by Aeroporti di Roma is mainly used by budget airlines and general aviation. As a government airport, it also has a military section.
Location and transport connections
The airport is located 15 km southeast of the center of Rome, on the border with the neighboring town of Ciampino, three kilometers from the Roman ring road (A 90/E 80) on the Via Appia Nuova (SS 7) towards Castel Gandolfo. Various shuttle buses connect the airport with the Rome-Termini railroad station in the city center, with the Ciampino railroad station and with the nearest metro stations Anagnina (line A) and Laurentina (B)
Infrastructure and use
As the airport has only a relatively short runway (15/33), about 2200 meters long and running in a north-south direction, Ciampino airport is mainly served by medium-haul and business jets. Terminals and aprons are located to the west of the runway
The passenger terminal for commercial scheduled and charter flights, consisting of an old and a new building, is located on the central access road on an area of around 20,000 m² (⊙). It meets the standards of low-cost air traffic. The departure and arrival areas, which are located on one level, are all oriented towards flights within and outside the Schengen area. In the departure area, the gates with the letter A are reserved for the Schengen area, the B gates for all other destinations. The arrivals area has separate entrances on the apron side for passengers from the Schengen area and for those from outside. Aircraft parked directly in front of the check-in building usually reach and leave the airport on foot via the apron, otherwise by bus you dont need ta take a Ciampino airport taxi.
The main airlines of scheduled flights are currently the low-cost airlines Ryanair and Wizz Air, which fly to numerous European destinations from Ciampino. From German-speaking countries, Ciampino is currently served from Berlin-Schönefeld, Frankfurt airport -Hahn, Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden, Cologne/Bonn, Nuremberg and Weeze. easyJet has discontinued its last routes to and from Rome-Ciampino in favor of Rome-Fiumicino at the end of October 2011. Ryanair flies to Fiumicino in addition to Ciampino