The new facility in Terminal 1 is part of the ongoing upgrade initiative, which is set to incorporate a new boarding area ready for use from next summer
Rome Fiumicino Airport’s newly renovated Terminal 1 check-in zone has resumed operations for the first time since last March.
The site’s operator, Aeroporti di Roma, planned the reopening of the facility to help maximise service and safety standards.
The hub is still experiencing the impact of the pandemic, as last month passenger numbers sat at 30% of pre-covid-19 levels.
Inside the base, operations for Aegean Airlines, Air Malta, Albastar, Eurowings, Ryanair and Vueling are carried out, with reclaim situated in Terminal 3.
The increased flow area combined with the reopening of 124 check-in desks at the airport is expected to allow it to host an additional 17,000 passengers whilst ensuring social distancing measures are still in place.
There is also an LED wall system in place between check-in and security, which showcases the Italian way of life through visual displays.
Passengers can also make use of the ‘family lane’ which is a dedicated space for groups to utilise, helping to provide a more seamless travel experience.
These innovations are part of the airport’s ongoing investment programme, which is set to see the expansion of Terminal 1 and construction of the new boarding area – both set to be fully operational by next summer.