Rome's Ciampino Airport – sometimes called Giovan Battista Pastine Airport – is one of the world's oldest operating airports, built in 1916. Situated in downtown Rome, just outside the city's Greater Ring Road, Ciampino Airport was Italy's busiest transport hub until 1960 when Leonardo Da Vinci International (Fiumicino) was built. However, low-cost airlines – and several recent upgrades – have revitalised Ciampino Airport and it now welcomes more than four million passengers each year.
Flights to and from Ciampino Airport are mainly provided by low-cost airlines such as Ryanair and easyJet, which offer quick, inexpensive connections to major European destinations.
CIA is a small, convenient airport, centrally located, and boasting short waiting times and merciful security checks. If you only have a short time to spend in Rome, Ciampino Airport is an ideal entry-point into Italy's capital city.