Private Jet Charter Services - Ciampino Airport (LIRA)
Paramount Business Jets offers private jet charter flights and luxury airliner charters to and from Ciampino Airport.
There’s always a chance to see a celebrity or a famous person when chartering a private jet into an airport that is located in one of the world’s most interesting places.
But, guess who you might see if you hire a private jet into Rome Ciampino Airport?
Yes, Pope Francis uses the second most important international airport in Rome. In fact, earlier this year, Pope Francis landed at Ciampino Airport after spending a week visiting Chile and Peru. As soon as he landed, he was transported to the Basilica of Saint Mary Major to pray before the image of Our Lady, Salus Populi Romani, to give thanks for a successful journey, according to a tweet from the director of the Holy See press office.
You might not feel the need to pray when you disembark from your private charter jet but if you do, Rome – and Vatican City – certainly have a lot of places to do so.
Where is Rome Ciampino Airport located?
Ciampino Airport is located almost halfway between the center of Rome and the volcanic crater in which Lake Albano and the Castel Gandolfo, the papal summer home, are located. It’s a favorite getaway area for tourists and a place to drink the region’s excellent Frascati wine.
The volcanic crater is located southeast of Rome in the Alban Hills (Colli Albani). The two square-mile elongated lake was formed by the fusion of two volcanic craters. It is 558 feet deep at its deepest point. It is fed by artificial springs and drained by an artificial outlet that is believed to have been built in 398 BC.
Castel Gandolfo is a resort village and castle on the edge of Lake Albano in central Italy’s Lazio region. It became the property of the Holy See in 1608. The huge palace in which popes spend some summer months was built in the early 1600’s by Pope Urban VIII and later enlarged.
Airport Information for Ciampino Airport (LIRA, CIA)
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How big is Ciampino Airport?
Rome Ciampino Giovan Battista Pastine Airport (IATA: CIA, ICAO: LIRA) or simply Rome Ciampino Airport is the smaller of Rome’s two international airports. It has fewer than 20 gates all in one building. Rome’s larger international airport, Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport, has close to 40 gates.
The airport is named after Giovan Battista Pastine, who flew a dirigible in World War l. He was killed in 1916 after his airship was shot down by the Austrians. Ciampino Airport is where the military dirigibles were kept.
While Ciampino’s major function is as a general aviation airport, a few low-cost commercial carriers, like Ireland’s Ryanair and Hungary’s Wizz Air, make scheduled stops there.
Being smaller is good because it makes it easier to land and meet up with people. However, its size means it does not have the amenities of the larger Fiumicino. While you can certainly get something to eat and drink at Ciampino, you might not be able to find designer clothing shops or an elegant place to sit and enjoy a glass of delicious Italian wine as you can at Fiumicino.
There is at least one coffee shop and several fast-food places at Ciampino. There is also a small shopping area where travelers can find things such as newspapers, books, souvenirs, and electronics.
However, Ciampino does bragging rights in one area – it’s closer to Rome, at least slightly. Ciampino is seven miles away; Fiumicio, which is directly to the west, is 10.
Ciampino is Rome's original airport. After serving as a military airfield during World War ll, it became the main airport in Rome until 1960 when Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport was built.
An expansion project in 2007 opened up Ciampino to low-cost commercial airlines, which seek out smaller airports where they can get lower gate rental fees.
The explosion of the low-cost carrier market over the last decade or two, which Ciampino capitalized on, has been a boon for tourism in Rome and the surrounding region. Some six million air passengers a year fly in and out of Ciampino Airport, many coming in on private charter jets.
Ciampino by the numbers
- 5.9 million passengers in 2017
- 60 destinations
- 156,000 square foot passenger terminal
- 24,000 square foot general aviation area
- 21 check-in desks
- 18 gates
- 1 runway
- 82 aircraft aprons
- 1-3 minute average taxiing time
- 1,700 car parking spaces
- 4:30 a.m. to midnight airport hours
Why hire a private charter jet in Rome?
Rome, Italy’s largest city, is located in the central part of the 116,350 square-mile country.
To give you an idea of Italy’s size, it takes about 13 hours to drive from north to south in the boot-shaped country with a population of 61 million.
The population of Rome itself is about 3 million, but the Rome catchment area contains about 12 million people. Its size plus the historical and cultural treasures in the city make it a great draw as well as a great place to start a flight. According to the Rome Tourism Board, 17 million people flew into Rome in 2016, a 2.3 percent increase over the previous year.
It’s not just a beautiful vacation or holiday spot, it’s also Italy’s main financial and political hub. It is where multi-national companies are headquartered and where foreign embassies are located.
More than 30 percent of passengers flying into or out of Rome are business travelers.
It’s easy to rent a private jet at CIA from charter flight brokers like Paramount Business Jets.
Both Ciampino and Fiumicino are easily accessible from all areas of central Italy.
How do I get from Ciampino to Rome?
The airport train station isn’t exactly at the airport. It’s actually just a 5-minute bus ride away. But you can buy tickets for the train at the airport. The train departs for Rome’s Termini Station every 10 minutes, and it’s about a 15-minute ride. Quick and easy.
But, if public transportation isn’t or you, there are always taxis.
When in Rome do as the Romans do
Want to go to a wine festival like a local instead of a tourist?
Every year, on the first Sunday in October, the Marino Wine Festival or Sagra dell'Uva draws thousands of people from all over the region. Even though everyone is enthusiastically welcome to the event that has been held since 1925, this festival is truly done for and by the locals. Marino is one of 13 wine-producing towns in the Castelli Romani, an area of hills and volcanic lakes about 12 miles southeast of Rome.
It includes a procession with music and period costumes, but the best part happens in mid-afternoon when the town fountain, the Fountain of the Four Moors, is made to gush white wine instead of water. Everyone gets a plastic cup that can be filled over and over with free white wine in the fountain. The crowds sing and scream with excitement.
As can be imagined, the period before the fountain turns on and the period after it turns on are quite different events. If you need something to eat, there is plenty of bread and meat for sale at local wine cellars.
The procession at the festival marks the return to Marino of Admiral Marcantonio Colonnato after his victory over the Turks in the Battle of Lepanto in 1571.
It may have been a small festival when it started, but today, the Marino Wine Festival draws 100,000 people from the region – thanks, in no small part, to the wine fountain.
Visit during the holiest week of the year
Many people rent a private charter jet to CIA during Easter Week in Rome and Vatican City. It’s a week filled with Italian traditions and one of the busiest times of the year to visit Rome. It usually falls in April, but sometimes it is in late March.
It begins with Palm Sunday Mass celebrated by the pope in St. Peter’s Square. On Good Friday, there is the Stations of the Cross procession and Mass in the Colosseum. Easter Sunday Mass is celebrated by the pope once again in St. Peter’s Square.
The day after Easter, la Pasquetta, is a national holiday and is usually celebrated out of doors with picnics and a fireworks display over the Tiber River.
Please hire a private charter jet or book a hotel room far in advance because everything fills up quickly during Easter Week in Rome.
FBOs and Handlers at Ciampino Airport, LIRA, CIA
|Sky Services||GAT Information desk- 30 min before departure||+39 06 7934 0051|
|Airlines Representative Europe||(390) 679-0141|
|Argos Vph||Via Giovanni Ciampini 81, Rome, ROME, I-00178||+39 06 7934 0563|
|Aeroporti Di Roma||(390) 679-4416|
|Universal Aviation Italy||(390) 06- 65-9495|
|Prime Aviation Services||Via Appia Nuova 1651
00043 Roma Ciampino, Italy 00043
|+39 06 6595 9458|
|Servi'S Aviation Roma||39-06-65959525|
|United Aviation Services||+34 91.393.67.75|
|Signature Flight Support||+39 06 6595 9458||www.signatureflight.com|
METAR Weather Data at Ciampino Airport, LIRA, CIA
|OBSERVED||Fri May 24, 14:20 UTC|
|NOW||Fri May 24, 14:52 UTC|
|AGE||32 min ago|
|WIND||SSW at 9 mph|
|BAROMETER||1014 hPa (29.94 in Hg)|
|METAR||LIRA 241420Z 21008KT 170V250 9999 FEW030 20/13 Q1014|