|Ciampino–G. B. Pastine International Airport
Ciampino–Aeroporto Internazionale G. B. Pastine
|IATA: CIA – ICAO: LIRA|
|Operator||Aeroporti di Roma SpA|
|Elevation AMSL||427 ft / 130 m|
|Passenger change 11–12||-6.0%|
|Movements change 11–12||-7.4%|
|Source: Italian AIP at EUROCONTROL
Statistics from Assaeroporti 
Ciampino–G. B. Pastine International Airport (Italian: Ciampino–Aeroporto Internazionale G. B. Pastine) (IATA: CIA, ICAO: LIRA) or simply Rome Ciampino Airport, is a joint civilian, commercial and military airport near Rome in Italy. The airport is situated 6.5 NM (12.0 km; 7.5 mi) south southeast of central Rome, just outside the Greater Ring Road (Italian: Grande Raccordo Anulare or GRA) the circular motorway around the city.
Ciampino Airport was opened in 1916 and is one of the oldest airports still in operation. It was Rome's main airport until 1960, with traffic amounting to over 2 million passengers per year. After the opening of Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport, Ciampino handled almost exclusively charter and executive flights.
During World War II, the airport was captured by Allied forces in June 1944, and afterward became a United States Army Air Forces military airfield. Although primarily used as a transport base by C-47 Skytrain aircraft of the 64th Troop Carrier Group, the Twelfth Air Force 86th Bombardment Group flew A-36 Apache combat aircraft from the airport during the immediate period after its capture from German forces.
The terminals were extended at the beginning of 2007.
|Ryanair||Alghero, Barcelona, Bari, Beauvais, Billund, Bergamo, Bordeaux, Bratislava, Bremen, Brindisi, Brussels–Charleroi, Budapest, Cagliari, Chania, Dublin, Edinburgh, Eindhoven, Glasgow–Prestwick, Gothenburg–City, Hahn, Ibiza, Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden, Kraków, Leipzig/Halle, London–Stansted, Madrid, Manchester, Marrakech, Marseille, Nottingham/East Midlands, Oslo–Rygge, Palma de Mallorca, Porto, Poznań, Santander, Seville, Stockholm–Skavsta, Thessaloniki, Trapani, Valencia, Vilnius, Warsaw–Modlin, Weeze, Wroclaw
Seasonal: Corfu, Memmingen, Paphos, Rhodes
|Wizz Air||Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca, Gdańsk, Katowice, Târgu Mureș, Timișoara|
After decades of stagnation in scheduled traffic, low-cost carriers have boosted Ciampino; it is now one of the busiest and fastest growing airports in Italy. Passenger traffic in 2007 was 5,402,000 (9,24% up from 2006; 2006 itself had seen an increase of 16,75% compared to 2005). Traffic has grown so much that noise complaints are now forcing the Italian Ministry of Transport to look for a third airport for Rome, which could take over some part of the excess traffic of Ciampino. Passenger traffic in 2008 was 4,788,931 with a decrease of 11.31% compared to 2007 due to economic crisis and EasyJet gradually moving routes to Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport.
There is no rail transport at Ciampino Airport. There are direct bus connections both to Roma Termini railway station and to close local stations (either metro or regular train). From the local stations there are train services to Termini and other destinations.
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