Sicily Airports and main airlines

Sicily offers four airports serving both domestic and international flights, especially intra-European ones.

The presence of four airports permits an optimal connection between the different areas of the island with the main Italian and European cities.

From Milan, Turin, Verona, Venice and Pisa you can fly every day to/from the four Sicilian airports. Alitalia mainly operates on this routes, but also low-cost companies such as Ryanair, Easyjet and Volotea.

Catania International Airport (Fontanarossa)

airport fontanarossa catania sicily Catania International Airport “Fontanarossa” is the major airport in Sicily and in southern Italy. It is easily reachable thanks to the two highways A 18 and A 19 and offers connections by taxi and by bus reaching the whole island. It offers different car rental companies and wide secure parking areas, some of which are covered, in order to to let travelers park their car for a long stay before flying.

This airport is the ideal stopover for those who want to stay in the eastern, northeastern and central part of Sicily, reaching the cities of Catania, Siracusa, Messina and Caltanissetta. Since the airport lies at the foot of Mount Etna, it is sometimes subject to temporary closures or operational limitations due to the eruptive activity of the volcano.

The airport of Catania offers weekly routes from/to the main Italian cities: daily to/from Rome Fiumicino, especially with Alitalia, Vueling and Rynair; daily to/from Milan Linate with Alitalia and to/from Milan Malpensa with Alitalia, Ryanair and Easyjet; daily to/from Bologna Guglielmo Marconi with Ryanair and Alitalia; daily to/from Pisa with Ryanair; daily to/from Verona with Volotea; to/from Venice from Monday to Friday with Volotea and daily from Turin with Alitalia, Ryanair and Blueair.

Catania works also an international airport thanks to the presence of several daily flights to the main European capitals, whose routes are carried out by the major airlines, including Ryanair, Easyjet, Air Berlin, Germanwings and British Airways.

There are frequent connections with London: Easyjet flies every other day from Monday to Sunday to/from Luton airport, while to/from Gatwick it is possible to fly daily with Easyjet, British Airways, Norwegian and Thomson. Moreover, Easyjet flies daily to/from Paris Charles de Gaulle, while Iberia and Vueling travel to/from Paris Orly twice a week (Tuesday and Saturday).

For those who have to reach Catania from Germany there are different options: Alitalia and Airberlin fly daily to/from Berlin Tegel, as well as Easyjet and Ryanair that offer cheaper flights to/from Berlin Schoenefeld. Düsseldorf and Monaco are well connected to Catania thanks to Alitalia, Airberlin and Lufthansa. Furthermore, Germanwings operates on the routes to/from Hamburg (served also by Easyjet), Cologne, Stuttgart and Hannover. Among the Austrian cities, Geneva is the one offering more connections to/from Catania, as there are daily flights carried out by Easyjet, while Vienna and Graz are served by some routes for a few days a week. Eventually, Catania airport offers some weekly flights to/from Basel with Easyjet and to/from Zurich with Edelweiss.
 +39 095 7239111
  For more information visit Catania Airport’s website.

Comiso Airport (Pio La Torre)

airport pio la torre comiso sicily The nearby Airport of Comiso “Pio La Torre” is a small stopover connecting Sicily with some Italian cities (Rome, Pisa and Milan) and some European capitals, such as London, Dublin, Brussels, Paris, Amsterdam, Düsseldorf and Frankfurt.

The airport is located in the southeastern part of Sicily, along the provincial road SP 5. It is the ideal destination for those who want to stay in Val di Noto, especially in Ragusa and Siracusa. The stopover is served by seasonal transports, which increase in summer. The airport offers a car rental service and different secure parking areas. We recommend you to rent a car at the airport in order to move easily and visit the Val di Noto, one of the main UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

👍 This airport offers flights to/from some Italian cities, such as Milan (daily), Rome and Pisa (every other day). These routes are carried out especially by Ryanair and Alitalia.

Despite being a small airport, flights to the main European capitals are present on alternate days or for a few days a week and are mostly carried out by Ryanair, which connects Comiso with London Stansted, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt Hahn, Brussels and Dublin.
 +39 0932 961467
 For more information visit Comiso Airport’s website.

Palermo International Airport (Falcone-Borsellino)

airport falcone borsellino palermo sicily The International Airport of Palermo-Punta Raisi “Falcone-Borsellino” is the second Sicilian stopover. It is reachable by the highways SS 113 and A 29. The airport is connected to the main Italian cities and to the islands of Lampedusa and Pantelleria with daily flights. It offers also daily connections with London, Paris and Brussels. This airport is ideal for those who want to stay in the western part of Sicily in order to reach the cities of Palermo, Trapani and Agrigento. The airport is offers bus and taxi services.

It offers different daily routes to/from the main Italian cities: to/from Milan with Alitalia (Linate) and Easyjet (Malpensa); to/from Rome Fiumicino with Alitalia and Ryanair, to/from Venice and Verona with Volotea (the route Catania-Verona is also carried out by Ryanair); to/from Turin with Volotea and Ryanair; to/from Bologna and Pisa with Ryanair.

The airport of Palermo works also as an international stopover thanks to the presence of different daily flights to the main European capitals, whose routes are carried out by the major airlines, such as Easyjet, Transavia, Germanwings , British Airways and Lufthansa.

Ryanair flies daily to/from the airport of London Stansted, while British Airways and Easyjet serve some routes a week to/from London Heathrow and to/from London Gatwick, respectively. The French airports are also well connected to Palermo: the route to/from Paris Charles de Gaulle is carried out by Enterair and Travel Service once a week, while Transavia flies to/from Paris Orly more times a week. Moreover, Lyon, Marseille, Nantes, Nice and Bordeaux are reachable from Palermo with flights for some days a week. Among the main routes to the German airports, which are served for more days a week, there is Berlin Schoenefeld (Ryanair), Düsseldorf Weeze (Ryanair), Frankfurt International Airport (Lufthansa), Cologne (Germanwings), Monaco (Lufthansa, Eurowings and Transavia) and Nuremberg (Ryanair). Finally, Easyjet and Swiss connect Palermo to the Swiss airports of Geneva and Zurich, respectively.
 +39 091 7020111
 For more information visit Palermo Airport’s website.

Trapani-Birgi Airport (Vincenzo Florio)

airport vincenzo florio trapani-birgi The Airport of Trapani-Birgi “Vincenzo Florio” is located between Marsala and Trapani and it is easily reachable by the highway A 29. This stopover connects western Sicily with the main Italian cities and various European capitals, such as Brussels, Frankfurt, Prague, Warsaw, Eindhoven, Bratislava and Krakow. It is connected by bus service to Trapani, Palermo and Agrigento and offers a car rental service. Thanks to its position, this airport is ideal for those who want to stay in the western part of Sicily, where you can find some of the main tourist attractions, such as The Valley of the Temples, Erice, San Vito Lo Capo and Segesta.

The airport of Trapani is a Ryanair base, which offers cheap daily flights to/from the main Italian cities, such as Rome Fiumicino, Bergamo, Bologna and Pisa.Since it is a small airport compared to the two main airports of Catania and Palermo, there are only a few international flights a week operated by Ryanair to/from Frankfurt Hahn, Karlsruhe Baden, Brussels and Eindhoven.
 +39 0923 610111
 For more information visit Trapani Airport’s website.

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