Rome Ciampino Airport (CIA)
History, Facts and Overview
Ciampino Airport is Rome's oldest airport, dating back to 1916, when it began its long life as a military airbase. Used by many enormous airships for daily flights, including a famous journey to the North Pole, Ciampino Airport grew in stature during the thirties. This was the dawn of a new age in aviation, particularly as the popularity of hydroplanes waned and civil flights were just beginning.
Growing steadily over the years, the early 1970s saw the two runways extended and an additional runway constructed. At this stage, Rome Ciampino Airport (CIA) was operated by the Aeroporti di Roma organisation, which was privatised in the year 2000.
Rome Ciampino Airport is home to several ATMs, which are located within the General Aviation Terminal, along with a branch of the Banca di Roma, four information desks, an ENAC / DCA lost property office, VIP services and a Travelex counter, open between the hours of 08:00 and 21:00.
A small number of outlets are available for dining and offer the chance to indulge in some classic Italian dishes, while a slightly larger number of shops are on hand for snack food, newspapers, magazines and last-minute souvenirs.