Corporación America Airports SA is slated to start construction on a new runway in Florence, expanding the airport to allow for larger planes.
The company’s CEO, Martin Eurnekian confirmed the planned expansion during an interview, according to Bloomberg. Florence’s Amerigo Vespucci Airport is one of Italy’s prime tourist hubs.
The focus at Amerigo Vespucci Airport in Florence is to continue developing leisure air traffic through the full-service airlines that link the main European airports.
At Galileo Galilei Airport in Pisa, the aim is to develop tourist air traffic generated by low-cost companies, and cargo flights, while also focusing on the development of intercontinental flights.
During 2016, five million passengers used the Pisa airport, and 2.5 million passengers flew via the Florence airport