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Rome/Ciampino Airport

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Name Rome/Ciampino Airport
Region Europe
Territory Italy IT.gif
Location Ciampino, Lazio
Serving Rome
Elevation 130.15 m
427 ft
427 ft130.15 m
Coordinates 41° 47' 54.00" N, 12° 35' 48.00" E
Designator Length Width Surface ROPS
15/33 2207 m7,240.814 ft
47 m154.199 ft
ASP yes/yes

Observation LIRA 101050Z 20006KT 160V240 CAVOK 34/13 Q1014
Station Roma / Ciampino
Date/Time 10 August 2020 10:50:00
Wind direction 200°
Wind speed 06 kts
Lowest cloud amount clouds and visibility OK
Temperature 34°C
Dew point 13°C
Humidity 28%
QNH 1014 hPa
Weather condition n/a

Secondary international airport serving Rome.


Dry-summer subtropical ”Mediterranean" climate (Köppen climate classification Csa) - characterized by hot, dry summers and mild winters. During the summer, subtropical high pressure cells dominate, making rainfall unlikely except for the occasional thunderstorm. In the winter, periodic storms bring rain (snow at higher elevations).



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Airport Layout

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Accidents & Serious Incidents at or in vicinity of LIRA

  • B738, Rome Ciampino Italy, 2008 (On 10 November 2008, a Boeing 737-800 about to land at Rome Ciampino Airport flew through a large and dense flock of starlings, which appeared from below the aircraft. After the crew had made an unsuccessful attempt to go around, they lost control due to malfunction of both engines when full thrust was applied and a very hard impact half way along the runway caused substantial damage to the aircraft. The Investigation concluded that the Captain’s decision to attempt a go around after the encounter was inappropriate and that bird risk management measures at the airport had been inadequate.)