MILAN (Reuters) – Aeroporti di Roma (AdR) aims to prolong COVID-analyzed flights to more intercontinental locations, which include Japan and North The us, its CEO claimed on Tuesday, in an expansion of a trial plan that has been managing since December.
AdR, section of Italian infrastructure team Atlantia, has been offering COVID-examined flights on the Rome-New York and Rome-Atlanta routes in partnership with Alitalia and Delta Airlines.
As the conclude of the trial for these flights methods, AdR, which manages Rome’s Fiumicino airport, has questioned Italy’s government to prolong it, CEO Marco Troncone claimed, presenting the task at a conference hosted by European airport lobby ACI Europe.
Troncone said: “We are doing the job to receive an extension of the trial section outside of February 15 and to get a lot more airlines, airports and institutions concerned to market efficient, sustainable and homogeneous protocols across Europe”.
New COVID-19 variants and delays in the roll-out of vaccination throughout the European Union has put supplemental tension on airport operators, ACI Europe Director Basic Olivier Jankovec, said, but added that Rome’s task supplied a glimpse of hope.
“We possibility looking at tight restrictions and bans on travel remaining in spot past the summer months, such as for intra-European travel,” Jankovec explained.
He recommended the aviation sector ought to get the job done with European Union to uncover a viable option to limited journey restrictions.
The Rome airport is doing the job to launch COVID-analyzed flights to far more North American routes and to Japan and has requested the govt to prolong the trial to all the Italian airports.
The airport is also building a vacation overall health portal and employing health and fitness go answers that can assistance to ensure the processing of negative examination certificates in advance of departure.
Troncone explained the corporation was in talks with German provider Lufthansa more than opening a “clean corridor” involving Italy and Germany, a little something that has till now proved to be intricate.
The results of Rome airport challenge demonstrate that throughout the demo phase, only 5 passengers out of 3,824 proved COVID-19 good.
Reporting by Francesca Landini modifying by Agnieszka Flak and Jane Merriman