Simple Flying - Alexander Mitchell
With peak passenger numbers of over 190 million in pre-pandemic 2019, Italy undoubtedly has a thriving commercial aviation industry. With multiple airports that serve as global hubs and the emergence of ITA Airways, the nation's new flag carrier following the collapse of Alitalia, Italy's aviation landscape is set to prosper in the coming years. Furthermore, with ITA's acquisition by Lufthansa Group on the horizon, the global footprint of Italian aviation could grow even further throughout the decade.
Rome Fiumicino Airport (FCO) is Italy's largest airport, serving as a global hub for both ITA Airways and other airlines.
Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) is the second largest airport in Italy and has a major cargo presence, with several cargo airlines operating hubs there.
Orio al Serio International Airport (BGY) in Milan focuses on leisure travel and is a major hub for low-cost airline Ryanair.