The forecourt, connecting body, Pier Terminal A and fomer Pier Terminal B (now Boarding Area A31-59) are the four areas that make up the renovated boarding area A. The forecourt is a large two-level area dedicated to passenger waiting. Inside it, there are commercial premises, both retail and food & beverage spread over about 6000 square metres, as well as multiple services designed to make waiting for your flight a pleasant experience, including a playground, VIP Lounge, work area and nursery. An elevated connecting body, transformed into an exhibition gallery of works of art, connects the forecourt with Pier Terminal A, a three-storey building intended mainly for passenger boarding. The Boarding Area A31-59, a state-of-the-art facility that will be able to accommodate 6 million passengers a year at Fiumicino airport, thanks to 22 new gates.
The structures, capable of fostering natural relationships between the passenger and the environment, have been built according to the most advanced LEED® sustainability standards.
The infrastructure, evidence of an Italy that does not stand still despite the difficulties, has been realised by exploiting natural lighting as much as possible and the direct and immediate perception of the destination areas with large ceiling windows and real portholes. Comfort is ensured by an innovative air exchange system that varies according to the number of passengers present. A customer experience of excellence is possible thanks to spaces entirely dedicated to passengers and luminous waiting rooms with boarding gates with a strong visual impact.
An advanced LED system capable of a narration able to tune in to the passenger’s mood, managing to make the entire ecosystem feel alive, enhancing the spaces and enhancing the excellence of Made in Italy.
In the new building there are numerous food & beverage outlets arranged in a large walkable area dedicated to passengers.