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Catania airport (CTA)

Catania-Fontanarossa Airport, also known as Vincenzo Bellini Airport and opened on May, 1924, is the most important in the island of Sicily and one of the busiest in Italy. It operates with domestic and international flights to the main destinations in Europe, the Middle East and Northern Africa.

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Number of Terminals - 1 - Open from 4:00 am to 0:00 am.
Airlines: Aegean Airlines, Aer Lingus, Air Arabia Maroc, AirBaltic, Air France, Air Malta, Aviolet, AlbaStar, Alitalia, ASL Airlines, Austrian Airlines, Belavia, Blue Air, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Corendon Airlines, EasyJet, Edelweiss Air, Eurowings, Finnair, Flydubai, Germania, Helvetic Airways, Hop!, Iberia, I-Fly, KLM, Lufthansa, Luxair, Meridiana, Mistral Air, Neos, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Ryanair, S7 Airlines, Scandjet, SmartLynx Airlines, SmartWings, Sun d'Or, Swiss International Air Lines, Transavia, Travel Service, TUI Airways, TUIfly, Turkish Airlines, Ural Airlines, Volotea, Vueling, Wizz Air, White Airways.
Annual passenger traffic: More than 9.1 million passengers went through it during 2017.
Tel: +39 9534 0505. Information desk in the Arrivals Hall, open from 8:00 am to 0:00 am. There is a tourist office in the same area, available from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm (Tel +39 957 306 266 / 277 / 288).


The airport is located 4.5 km (2.8 miles) south from downtown Catania.

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Bus - The AMT Alibus service (Tel +39 800 018 696) runs to the city centre and the train station every 20 minutes from 5:00 am to 0:00 am. Tickets have a cost of €4.00 and the trip takes 20 min. Intermediate stops include Faro Biscari, Tempio, Colombo, Borsellino Square, Duomo, Stesicoro. There are also services from different companies to several locations around the island.

Taxi - Cabs available outside the Arrivals area. Official operators are Social Taxi Catania (Tel +39 9533 0966) and Taxi SAT Service (Tel +39 956 188). Journey time to the city centre is around 10 minutes.


There are car rental counters from the following companies:

AG Transfers (Tel +39 9534 9330 / 348 558 3296)
Hertz (Tel +39 9534 1595 - 8:00 am to 0:00 am)
Holiday Car Rental (Tel +39 9534 6769 / 334 664 6256)
Hollywood Rent (Tel +39 9553 0594)
Italy Car Rent (Tel +39 957 232 932)
Locauto (Tel +39 9534 6893 - 8:00 am to 11:00 pm)
Noleggiare (Tel +39 392 817 3940 - 8:00 am to 10:30 pm)


The airport has ATMs, currency exchange bureau (6:00 am to 10:00 pm), post office and VIP lounges. The larger hotels in the city centre have meeting and conference rooms.

Food and Drinks- Bars on the first floor and the lower level, restaurants in the Departures lounge.
Shopping- Duty-free items in the Departures area, jewellery, gifts, clothing, handicrafts, accessories, books, newsagents.
Baggage- For enquiries about lost property, contact Tel +39 957 233 180 from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm.
Other Services- Baby changing facilities.


There are spaces for short and long stays. The first 15 minutes have no charge. Each lot has screens which show how many bays are available. More information: Tel +39 9534 9770. Fees

P1 & P2 - Car parks for short stays, of up to 12 and 24 hours, respectively.
P4 - For long-term parking, with exclusive spaces for motorcycles.


Reserved parking spaces are available, plus adapted restrooms and a team of trained staff to provide assistance through all required procedures. There are also special pathways for the visually-impaired and ambulifts to board and disembark from the airplane. Notify your airline about your needs before your flight. Children between 4 and 12 years old travelling alone will be escorted until boarding the aircraft and supervised during the flight. In the case of children between 4 months and 4 years old, an extra hostess must be booked.


Although there is no accommodation inside the enclosure, the city is located very close, so you can find numerous hotels in the vicinity. Some of them have shuttles for the transfer of their guests. Catania International Airport Hotel (Tel +39 957 234 555), NH Catania Parco Degli Aragonesi (Tel +39 957 234 073), Romano Palace Luxury Hotel (Tel +39 955 967 111), B&B Aeroporto Catania (Tel +39 345 773 5595), Aeroporto Bellini Rooms (Tel +39 340 572 7471), Bed & Breakfast Fontanarossa Airport (Tel +39 347 987 2974), Miramare Hotel (Tel +39 9528 1478), Villaggio Albergo Internazionale La Plaja (Tel +39 9534 7969), Torre Igor (Tel +39 346 727 4291), Le Dune Sicily Hotel (Tel +39 958 188 110).

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Latest updates: February, 08, 2018
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