New passenger record for Torino Airport. In the first 5 months of 2023

posted on 6th June 2023 by Eddie Saunders
New passenger record for Torino Airport. In the first 5 months of 2023

A new record for Torino Airport traffic in the first 5 months of 2023. With 1,859,610 passengers handled in the January-May period, up +23.4% on the first 5 months of 2022 (1,507,311 passengers) and up +10% on the same period of 2019, the last pre-Covid year (1,684,264 passengers), the airport surpassed every record set so far, marking a +7% even on the previous best result dating back to 2017 (1,740,231 passengers).

May 2023 is confirmed as the best month of May in the history of Turin airport, with 393,118 passengers: the figure recorded in May 2022 (378,361 passengers) is exceeded by +4%, with an increase of +26% compared to May 2019 (313,028 passengers).

This result was also achieved thanks to the excellent snow traffic performance recorded in the first four months of 2023 by skiers from Northern Europe and the growing incoming tourist flows to the Piedmont area linked to the spring long weekends.

Naples, Catania and Rome Fiumicino are confirmed as the busiest destinations in the first five months of 2023; as far as international destinations are concerned, the podium is occupied by London Gatwick, Barcelona and Paris Charles de Gaulle.

The result achieved in the January-May period comes after an already excellent first four-month period compared to the national trend of the airport system: if in the January-April period, in fact, Italian airports still recorded a -2.4% compared to the traffic recorded in 2019 (Assaeroporti data), Turin airport recorded a +7% compared to the pre-pandemic period.

The new flights launched with the start of the 2023 summer season have also contributed to generating these traffic volumes.

Seven new flights have been added to the Turin airport’s network: Alicante (from 1 May), Stockholm and Vilnius served by Ryanair; Paris Orly (from 26 May) served by Volotea; Foggia, served by Lumiwings, to which has been added the flight to Porto (from 2 June).

A further novelty will kick off from 10 June: a charter chain from Stockholm dedicated to Swedish tourists who love summer mountains, which will be operated every Saturday until 12 August and will offer the complete package of flight, transfers and hotel, to make holidays in the mountains of our territory, historically appreciated during the winter months, even easier in summer.

Andrea Andorno, Chief Executive Officer of Torino Airport, commented: “We are very satisfied with the performance recorded by our airport in these first 5 months of 2023, thanks to the boost generated by the snow traffic of the winter season and the increase in incoming flows to our territory also facilitated by the spring long weekends.

“The new international flights, such as the Vilnius and Stockholm, have recorded very high occupancy rates, confirming the increase in interest from abroad for Piedmont: in the first 5 months of 2023 the international component was 52%, 6 percentage points higher than in the same period of 2022”.