What Is the Main Airport in Rome?


Quick Answer

The main airport in Rome is the Leonardo da Vinci Airport, also called Fiumicino, which is the name of a nearby city. The airport code is FCO, short for the Fiumicino moniker. The airport is located about 16 miles from Rome.

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What Is the Main Airport in Rome?
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According to About.com, a train runs from the airport to Rome's Central Station for the convenience of travelers. Of the three terminals located at Leonardo da Vinci, Terminal A handles domestic flights, and Terminal C handles international flights. Terminal B serves both international and domestic flights. Opened in 1961 with two runways, this airport, as of May 2014, ranks as Europe's sixth largest airport in terms of traffic. Since 1974, Aeroporti de Roma has been responsible for controlling this airport and its sister airport in the city of Ciampino.

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