29 Jul 2021 Itinera, Euroimpianti and Leonardo to construct the new departure terminal at Verona Airport
The project for the new passenger terminal at Verona’s Catullo Airport has begun. A new generation facility that will welcome athletes, fans, and tourists at the next Winter Olympics in Milano-Cortina 2026 and will strengthen the city’s role as a crucial hub for Italian and international air traffic. These are the ambitious goals that will be achieved thanks to the works symbolically started today, Wednesday 28 July 2021, with the ground-breaking ceremony.
The structural upgrade, which aims at architectural renovation and expansion of the existing areas, will increase the airport’s capacity to handle up to 5 million passengers per year. In addition to the increase in size of the departure terminal from the current 24,840 m² to 36,370 m² and the renovation of more than 10,000 m² of existing areas, the check-in hall will be architecturally upgraded by increasing the number of the check-in desks from 40 to 46, by realising new departure gates, from the actual 13 to 19 and a new luggage management system and, lastly, by reorganising the passenger flows with the installation of new security systems.
The project, with a total value of approximately €68 million, was entrusted to the consortium formed by Itinera S.p.A. (the group leader), Euroimpianti S.p.A., both ASTM Group companies, and Leonardo S.p.A.
The new infrastructure, which will be inaugurated in 2024, will be built with sustainability, high maintainability, and energy efficiency standards. The elevated concern for the environment, the choice of innovative technologies and the quality of the materials will, in fact, significantly reduce the energy requirements of the buildings (less 80,000 kWh per year thanks to photovoltaics), reduce CO² emissions by around 700 tonnes/year and save a total of over 1.2 million kWh per year thanks to energy efficiency.