Leonardo Da Vinci International AirportLeonardo Da Vinci International Airport
, also known as Fiumicino International Airport
, is one of Italy
's chief airports, located in Fiumicino and serving Rome
. Its IATA Airport Code
is FCO. Its ICAO Airport Code
Fiuminicio and Varese's Malpensa International Airport (which serves Milan) have fought, each trying to become the chief international gateway into Italy.
The airport, named after Leonardo da Vinci, is completely non-smoking.
It is one of two hubs of the Italian flag carrier Alitalia.
In 1985, Palestinian terrorists shot several people dead at this airport.
On April 2, 1986, TWA Flight 840, which was travelling from Fiumicino to Ellinikon International Airport in Athens, Greece was bombed, sucking 4 people out of the plane to their deaths. The plane landed safely.
Leonardo Da Vinci Airport has three terminals:
- Aero Littoral
- Air Alps
- Air Columbia
- Air Exel
- Air One
- Air Valee
- Alitalia (Italy)
- Volare Group