List of airports in Sicily
On the island of Sicily there are six main airports and several smaller airfields catering to general aviation. There are also two small airports on the Sicilian islands of Lampedusa and Pantelleria. In 2011 the airports of Sicily collectively handled 13,257,369 passengers.
The first airfield to open on the island was Catania Airport in May 1924 followed by Palermo–Boccadifalco Airport that was opened on 28 June 1931. In the 1930s, during the Italian fascist era, several airfields such as Trapani–Milo Airport (1936), Comiso Airport (1937), Pantelleria Airport (1938) and Ponte Olivo Airfield were built to control the Mediterranean Sea but during World War II all airfields on the islands were heavily bombarded by the British Royal Air Force based on Malta. The construction of Trapani–Chinisia Airfield was completed in 1949 and Trapani–Milo Airport was closed. In 1959 the American military took over the old airfield at Sigonella that had been abandoned since the end of the war. During the 1950s, Palermo's airport was the third-busiest airport by volume of traffic in Italy and construction for a bigger airport began. The new Palermo–Punta Raisi Airport opened in 1960. In 1961, with the completion of Trapani–Birgi Airport commercial flights were moved to the new airport leaving only military activity at Trapani–Chinisia, which eventually closed altogether in 1970. In 1968 Lampedusa Airport was completed.
Many of the closed and some of the active airports were originally opened before IATA and ICAO codes were used but each Italian airport had an ID number used by the Italian Regia Aeronautica to codify the airfield.
Airport names shown in bold have scheduled passenger service on commercial airlines.
|Location||ICAO||IATA||Old ID||Airport name||Total passengers 2013|
|Palermo||LICJ||PMO||Palermo–Punta Raisi Airport||4,349,672|
|Sigonella||LICZ||NSY||Naval Air Station Sigonella||n.a.|
|Location||Old ID||Airport name||Note|
|Trapani||514||Trapani–Milo Airport||closed in 1949, today used by the ISA as a launch site for stratospheric balloons|
|Trapani||516||Trapani–Chinisia Airfield||closed in 1970|
|Gela||502||Ponte Olivo Airfield||closed in 1962|
|Castelvetrano||511||Castelvetrano Airfield||closed in 1960s|
|Sciacca||501||Sciacca Airfield||abandoned after WWII|
|Acate||504||Biscari–Santo Pietro Airfield||abandoned after WWII|
|Gerbini||505||Gerbini Airfield||abandoned after WWII|
|Milazzo||506||Milazzo Airfield||abandoned after WWII|
|Marsala||513||Marsala–Carcitella Airfield||abandoned after WWII|
|Pachino||517||Pachino Airfield||abandoned after WWII|
|Licata||—||Licata Airfield||abandoned after WWII|
|Agrigento||—||Agrigento Airfield||abandoned after WWII|
|Cassibile||—||Cassibile Airfield||abandoned after WWII|
Former water aerodromes
During the 1920s and 1930s flights were operated from the Sicilian water aerodromes of Siracusa and Marsala to the cities of Rome and Naples on the Italian mainland and to the cities of Tripoli and Benghazi in Libya, using seaplanes and amphibious aircraft. There was also a postal service from Palermo's harbour there to Naples and a passenger-service on the route Rome–Palermo–Tunis. Enna–Nicoletti Water Aerodrome, located on a lake in central Sicily, was opened in 2007 and closed the following year.
|Location||ICAO||Old ID||Airport name||Note|
|Former water aerodromes|
|Palermo||—||—||Palermo–Porto Water Aerodrome||open[dubious ]|
|Enna||—||—||Enna–Nicoletti Water Aerodrome||closed in 2008|
|Siracusa||LICK||510||Siracusa–De Filippis Water Aerodrome||closed in 2008|
|Marsala||LIFM||512||Marsala–Stagnone Water Aerodromes||closed in the 1990s|
|Augusta||—||509||Augusta–Spagnolo Water Aerodrome||closed in 1991|
- Passengers travelling via CTA, PMO and TPS only.
- [Statistics for 2012]
- [Statistics for 2012]