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Press release

Air transport in Italy

The National Institute of Statistics releases statistics on air transport for the year 2014. The Air transport Survey is carried out in accordance with EC Regulation 437/2003 of the European Parliament and the Council of 27 February 2003. The survey is a census and collects information from airport management companies. Data refer to all national and international traffic of aircraft, passenger movements, freight and mail, on scheduled and non-scheduled flights, by type of air transport and major Italian airports in 2014, with regard to civil aviation business. In this report the main results of the survey are presented, with a focus on comparison between domestic and international air traffic. Methodological aspects are explained in the informative note. Definitions are included in the glossary.

National and international air traffic in 2014

In 2014, total air traffic in Italian airports recorded a positive trend, in comparison with the previous year: aircraft arriving and departing increased by +1.2%, passengers by +4.7%, while freight and mail carried increased by +6.2%. For passengers, this positive trend was the result of a rise in both national (+2.7%) and international traffic (+6%). More in details, passengers carried on all scheduled flights increased by +5.2%, as both domestic (2.6%) and international flights (6.9%) increased. The reduction in the use of all charter flights was lower (-6.6%) than the previous year  (-15.7%), by raising domestic traffic (+35.9%), while international traffic decreased (-9.1%).

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Statistics on services
Laura De Sandro
Ph. +390646737429
ldesandr@istat.it

Reference period: Year 2014

Date of Issue: 04 December 2015

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