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Fiumicino, 27th July 2021 – As of this morning, the new vaccination point dedicated to departing, arriving and transit passengers and airport operators set up by ADR in collaboration with Regione Lazio and the Spallanzani Institute, is in operation inside Terminal 3 at Fiumicino Airport.
The launch was attended, among others, by the President of Regione Lazio Nicola Zingaretti; Regione Lazio’s Health Councillor Alessio D’Amato; the Medical Director of the Spallanzani Institute Francesco Vaia; the Chairman of ADR Claudio De Vincenti; CEO of ADR Marco Troncone; and the Chief Aviation Officer Ivan Bassato.
“Leonardo da Vinci Airport” has therefore become the first airport in Italy to have a fast-track vaccination point inside the terminal, in addition to the health hub that has been in operation since 11th February 2021 at the airport’s Long Stay car park, where, up to now, 250 thousand people have been vaccinated, to the Covid-19 testing centre at Terminal 3 arrivals, which has been operational for almost a year, and the testing facilities at the boarding gates reserved for passengers travelling on Covid-tested flights.
The new facility, measuring around 150 sqm, has been set up in the departures lounge at Terminal 3 in the upper area, next to the pharmacy. It will operate 7 days a week from 8.00am to 8.00pm and will stock both Pfizer and Moderna mRNA vaccines, and Johnson&Johnson single dose viral vector vaccines.
The offer of vaccines to protect against Covid-19 in the terminal is intended for passengers departing from and arriving at Fiumicino Airport, who are travelling and want to take their first or second booster dose of the vaccine directly at the airport, or for those who wish to be vaccinated with the Johnson&Johnson single dose vaccine. Airport workers will also have access to the vaccination centre in the terminal, just as they already have access to the vaccination hub at the Long Stay car park.
“After the opening of Italy’s first major Italian vaccine hub on 11th February 2021, it is with pride that today we are launching the first vaccination point in Italy within a passengers’ terminal,” says Marco Troncone, CEO for Aeroporti di Roma . “This new initiative, developed in collaboration with Regione Lazio and the Spallanzani Institute, demonstrates Aeroporti di Roma’s firm commitment to cooperate with the institutions and play a role in dealing with the Covid-19 health emergency. It is only together that we will overcome this emergency and we are proud to contribute with small big steps that can aid the Country in its recovery.
“I would like to thank Aeroporti di Roma and the Spallanzani Institute because here we are experimenting with how to create a system, and I hope that other airports will follow Fiumicino Airport’s example – said the President of Regione Lazio, Mr Zingaretti, – We must take Italy out of the nightmare that is Covid-19 and give back to Italians their freedom to live. Our region wants to play its part in this process, with this “Vax & Go” initiative, which presents a fantastic opportunity to be vaccinated. Giving Italians their freedom back means two things: vaccination and responsible behaviour.”
Aeroporti di Roma would like to kindly remind you that, according to government regulations, only passengers and airport operators are allowed to enter the terminal - after having checked their body temperature with thermoscanners - and that everyone is obliged to wear a protective mask in the terminals and maintain a distance of at least one metre between each other. The new measures are in addition to all the other initiatives adopted by ADR to make the airport safe and comfortable: from the sanitisation of the entire airport perimeter to the remodelling of spaces within the airport to observe social distancing, which is indicated by dedicated signs.
Aeroporti di Roma, an Atlantia Group company, manages and develops the Rome Fiumicino and Ciampino airports and carries out other activities related and complementary to airport management. Fiumicino has two passenger terminals and is dedicated to business and leisure customers on domestic, international, and intercontinental routes; Ciampino is mainly used by low-cost airlines, express-couriers, and General Aviation activities. In 2019, ADR recorded as an airport system, 49.4 million passengers travelling to over 240 destinations worldwide, reachable from Rome, thanks to approximately 100 airlines operating at the two airports (In 2020, following the effects induced by Covid - 19 on air transport, Fiumicino Airport recorded just 9.8 million passengers while Ciampino Airport closed the year with 1.6 million passengers). The Airports Council International Europe awarded Leonardo da Vinci the "Best Airport Award 2020". For the third consecutive year, Leonardo da Vinci was confirmed as the number one European hub with over 40 million passengers. The award adds to the recognition of Airports Council International World which, for the third year in a row, awarded Leonardo da Vinci with the "Airport Service Quality 2019" award as the most popular airport in Europe among hubs with more than 40 million passengers. ADR's management capacity is also confirmed by the awards received during 2019 from Skytrax, the leading international rating and assessment company for the airport sector, which awarded the 4 Skytrax stars obtained by Fiumicino in 2017.