Highest-ever passenger traffic boom in May – all previous records broken + 18.4% Florence shows largest growth among Italian airports In April

Florence, Thursday 5 June 2014 . Overwhelming growth of Florence airport in May.   Passenger traffic outperformed April 2013 by +18.4%;  Excellent progressive figure: +14.45% in the first five months of the year. 


The over 230 thousand passengers who passed through the Amerigo Vespucci airport during May represent the airport’s best-ever result surpassing even last April’s record when the Florentine airport marked up its historic record and, with an increase of 26.8%, exhibited the largest growth among Italian airports.     


Domestic flights rose by 28% and International flights by 16.5%.  The results was due both to the success of the new routes recently opened by Vueling  FlyBe, British Airways and KLM, and to the increase in historic routes in which investments had been made by various airlines: Air France (+29.8%), Vueling (Barcelona +41%, Copenhagen +12%, Madrid +31%), Air Dolomiti, which increased frequency from 3 to 4 flights per day (+2%), Brussels (+36%) and City Jet which doubled frequency to London City (+33%).  But generally speaking growth involved all airlines and also showed an increase in load factors.:  Alitalia (+2% on Rome), Lufthansa (+1,7%), NIKI (+28%), Swiss (+14%), Volotea (+10%).

Vittorio Fanti, Managing Director of AdF, commented: "The growth of the Amerigo Vespucci is very important and proves the great potential of this airport, despite its well-known infrastructural limits.  These results justify and encourage the strategic choices made with the aim of drawing up a plan of sustainable and balanced growth and guaranteeing maximum service quality”.  


Marco Carrai, Chairman of AdF, observed:  "Florence is experiencing a period of great vivacity as demonstrated by the Amerigo Vespucci’s double-digit growth. We are very proud that airlines are focusing on our airport and we are certain of being able to honour their confidence with an infrastructure that will eliminate the many disadvantages  which their passengers have often been obliged to endure.