Italy to reopen 2 Airports after nearly two-month shutdown
The airports will reopen on May 4th for passenger flights, the transport ministry said in a brief statement on Thursday.
The reopening next week will allow for testing of a screening system for coronavirus, the ministry said, without elaborating. Ciampino is Rome’s secondary airport and is mostly used by Ryanair and other low-cost carriers.
Both are international airports, though it was not immediately clear which airlines, if any, would be resuming flights from either.
The two airports have been shut since March 13, as most airlines suspended flights to Italy due to the coronavirus crisis. Most other Italian airports have remained open throughout the crisis, but with very few flights operating.
Italy will move into “phase two” of its lockdown from May 4th, when many restrictions will remain, but more people are expected to go back to work.