Italian airport managing company Aeroporti di Roma (ADR) has revealed the new Fiumicino Two master plan. The new airport expansion, designed by Singapore Changi Airport and Urs-Scott Wilson, will have a total cost of €12 billion (US$14.7bn).
The development hopes to increase the airport’s capacity from 35 million passengers per annum (mppa) to 105 mppa. Approximately 3,212 acres (1,300 hectares) will be added to the airport’s existing area of 3,707 acres (1,500ha).
The new 6,996,452sq ft (650,000m2) terminal area will be shaped like the letter ‘H’, located north of Runway 07/25 between the existing parallel runways. A further two runways are also planned for construction.
Focus will also be placed on the environment, with an expected 85% of energy to be produced using natural sources such as the sun. ADR is planning to install state-of-the-art high technology glass which will also act as solar panels; a new multi-power electricity generator; a people mover; and a railroad station.
Additional road and railroad networks will improve access to the airport, as a result of ADR’s estimation that 50% of passengers will use public transport to reach the facility. Plans are in place to establish at least 170 daily railroad services. All surface transportation links will be managed through a ground transportation centre.
Airside, 150 of 200 aircraft stands will benefit from boarding bridges and 699,654sq ft (65,000m2) of the terminal will be dedicated to retail units.
Written by Marco Finelli.