Aeroporti di Roma officials announced that flights departing or arriving into Rome's Ciampino G. B. Pastine International Airport (CIA) on Wednesday, February 20, will operate out of Fiumicino International Airport (FCO). According to Aeroporti di Roma, they have not received authorization to reopen CIA’s departure hall following a small fire on Tuesday, February 19. Free transportation services will be provided by airlines and airport management to facilitate passenger movement between the two airports. As of Wednesday morning (local time) it is unclear when operations will fully resume at CIA. Residual flight disruptions and crowded conditions are expected at FCO in the coming hours.
A small fire broke out in CIA on the morning of February 19, prompting officials to suspend all operations and evacuate the airport. Authorities are still investigating the cause of the fire, but initial reports indicate it may have been set intentionally.
Individuals at or traveling through CIA or FCO are advised to confirm the status of their flight, anticipate crowded conditions and residual flight disruptions, maintain flexible itineraries, and to contact their airlines for further information.
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