ADR: boarding area A grows, with a completely renewed 25,000 m2 pier and a new square
Fiumicino, 12th April 2023 - Less than a year after the inauguration of boarding area A of Leonardo da Vinci, the new boarding area of Terminal 1 was reopened today, with a capacity of 6 million departing passengers every year to national and Schengen destinations. It is a state-of-the-art infrastructure, equipped with 22 gates, more than half of which are equipped with boarding piers. In line with the investments made by ADR, the focus was also on quality, sustainability and innovation for this project. Specifically, the interventions carried out concerned all the structural and plant components, for a design aimed at maximising the spaces dedicated to passengers and facilitating their orientation. In this logic, a great novelty is the possibility for passengers, by framing a QR code positioned on the lead walls of the boarding gates, to listen via podcast to a guide to the destination of arrival with curiosities and places not to be missed that can be downloaded and taken even in flight. The podcast produced is the result of the collaboration between Aeroporti di Roma and Chora Media, and is part of the joint "Audioporto di Roma Fiumicino" project, which aims to disseminate news, stories and art thanks to various series of thematic podcasts. In the new boarding area, with a total area of almost 25,000 m2 , there are 12 new loading bridges for direct boarding onto the aircraft, 44 self-boarding gates, as well as digital columns integrated into the structures. In addition, a new baggage handling system was installed in the arrivals area, with 3 new baggage carousels for an additional capacity of an additional 3 million passengers a year. The infrastructure was built by adopting the most modern environmental protocols, without carrying out any excavations or increasing the existing infrastructure by a single cubic meter and reusing construction materials, also testifying to Italian excellence from an engineering and architectural point of view . Thanks to these interventions, it will be possible to obtain optimal energy performance and reduced consumption compared to the past. The opening of the new infrastructure to the public adds a further and fundamental element to the redesign of the entire new Terminal 1, with a total investment of €500 million, which also provides for the opening of former boarding area C, expected before the summer and the renovation of the former Boarding Area D, which will be started in the coming months. Today's inauguration saw speeches, amongst others, by the Minister of Infrastructure and Transport, Matteo Salvini, by the Undersecretary for Culture, Vittorio Sgarbi, by the President of ENAC, Pierluigi Di Palma, by the Chief Executive Officer of Ita Airways, Fabio Lazzerini, the President of the Lazio Region, Francesco Rocca, the Mayor of the Metropolitan City and Municipality of Rome, Roberto Gualtieri, the Deputy Mayor of Fiumicino, Ezio di Genesio Pagliuca and the Prefect Fabrizio Gallo Director of the Ministry of the Interior's Worship Buildings Fund. For the Group, the Chairman of Mundys Giampiero Massolo, the Chairman of ADR, Claudio De Vincenti and the Chief Executive Officer of ADR, Marco Troncone, spoke.