Is there an airport in Sicily? Are there ad-hoc flights to Sicily?

Recently, we had to clarify if Sicily’s an island. Today we’ll take a look at the Sicily’s infrastructure. Are there airports on Sicily? We went ahead and investigated, whether there are any airports, and if so are they international or just local. We also checked if there are any ad-hoc flights. Here’s all the info.

Are there airports in Sicily?

Sicily is one of the poorer regions in Italy, but it does belong to the European Union still, so it comes as no surprise that, yes, it does have an airport. Even airports. There are both international and local airports, and even a military one.

What international airports are there in Sicily? The biggest one is in Catania, the Catania-Fontanarossa International Airport (CTA). It’s located 5 km to the south of the city. In 2018, there were over 10 million users. There are plenty ad-hoc flights to CTA as well.

The second biggest airport is the Falcone Borsellino airport, also known as the Palermo Airport. The name of the airport refers to two judges, who got murdered by the mafia. It’s symbolised by the “PMO” code. In 2018, there were over 6,5 million passengers. The airport is located roughly 35 km away from the city.

The third biggest international airport in Sicily is the Trapani-Birgi Vincenzo Florio airport, also known as TPS. In 2018, Trapani-Birgi only had 480 thousand passengers, so it’s not actually a very big one. Apart from the standard services, the airport also serves as a military base, and it’s located 15 km away from Trapani.

The last sizable airport is the Aeroporto di Comiso (Comiso Airport), opened freshly on the 30th of May, 2013. It’s situated 5 km to the north from Comiso, symbolised by the CIY code. There are mostly flights to Milan, Pisa, Turin and Rome, but it does also cover international flights. In 2018, there were only 424 thousand passengers.

Remaining airports in Sicily

There are three more international airports in Sicily: the Lampedusa airport (LMP), the Pantelleria airport (PNL) and the Palermo-Boccadifalco airport (without a code).

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