The latest passenger traffic figures for Italian airports in July show that some airports have begun to report growth again, although international traffic between January and July was still 6.2% down compared with the same
period last year.
Some commentators are now hopeful that the worst may be over, with overall passenger numbers down by less than 1% in July, with domestic up almost 1% and international traffic down by just under 2% for the month.
Bologna and Milan Bergamo are said to be the fastest growing major airports reporting 14.1% and 16.9% passenger growth respectively. Palermo, Pisa and Rome Ciampino also reported growth in July, but Italy?s two biggest airports at Rome Fiumicino and Milan Malpensa saw demand fall by 7.3% and 2.6% respectively.