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Air transport in Italy
In 2015, the growth of the air traffic from and toward the national airports consolidated, confirming the recorded expansive tendencies in the preceding year. The passengers increased by 4.4%, freight and mail by 3.1%, aircrafts commercial movements by 0.6%.
Passengers increase concerned only scheduled flights and, particularly, it concerned the international flights that grew more (7.7%) than the national (1.8%) flights.
Passengers on charter flights decreased significantly, with a decrease for both domestic (-28.3%) and international flights (-20.7%).
Airports recording the greatest increases of passengers in comparison to the preceding year were: Bergamo (1.6 million more), Roma Ciampino (813 thousand more), Perugia (76 thousand passengers more); Rimini airport (310 thousand less) and Cuneo (109 thousand less) are those with the most consistent decreases.
In the period 2010-2015, embarked and disembarked passengers in the Italian airports used national vectors less and less, recording a decrease from 42.1% to 27.8%.
Passengers arriving and departing on low cost flights increased by +51.2% (48.5% in the 2014).
As in 2014, Italy was again the fifth country for passengers carried (9.3%) on the total of the European Union, after United Kingdom (16.8%), Germany (14%), Spain (12.6%) and France (10.2%).
The increase of freight and mail transport, equal to 3.1%, was only due to the increase of the international transport (+5.7%), while the domestic one sensitively decreased (-20.5%).
Freight transport increased with South-America (+15.0%), European countries extra-UE (+10.2%), Central America (+7.4%), EU countries (+6.3%) and Asia (+5.7%); while it decreased with Africa (-5.4%).
Laura De Sandro
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