Vincenzo Florio Airport Trapani–Birgi
|Vincenzo Florio Airport Trapani–Birgi
Aeroporto Vincenzo Florio di Trapani-Birgi
|Elevation AMSL||25 ft / 8 m|
Vincenzo Florio Airport Trapani–Birgi (IATA: TPS, ICAO: LICT) (Italian: Aeroporto Vincenzo Florio di Trapani-Birgi), also known simply as Trapani Airport, is an airport serving Trapani, Italy. Located between Trapani and Marsala, it is one of the five civil airports in Sicily, but is also used for military purposes. In 2013, 1,878,557 passengers passed through the airport, making it the third busiest airport in Sicily.
The airport is located 8 NM (15 km; 9.2 mi) south of Trapani, and opened in the early 1960s. After a long period of inactivity the airport was relaunched by the Province of Trapani in 2003, and now hosts several flights, mainly low-cost connections.
The airport is a base for the 37th Wing and is one of the four forward operating bases (FOBs) used by the NATO Airborne Early Warning and Control stationed out of NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen in Geilenkirchen, Germany. The civil airport is named after Sicilian wine industrialist and automobile enthusiast Vincenzo Florio, while the military airfield is intituled to the Italian aviator Livio Bassi.
Inaugurated in the 1960s as a small regional airport operating very few flights, Trapani–Birgi became even less important in the 1990s, during which only a flight to Pantelleria was operated. The airport was relaunched in 2003 by the Province of Trapani and grew up in size after Ryanair started to use it as its main hub to Sicily, bringing several new international flights to and from Trapani. The airport has consequently been recognised as instrumental for the tourism-related economy of Western Sicily.
Airlines and destinations
operated by Mistral Air
|Ryanair||Beauvais, Bergamo, Bologna, Cagliari, Charleroi, Genoa, Hahn, Parma, Pisa, Rome–Ciampino, Trieste, Turin
Seasonal: Ancona, Bratislava, Cuneo, Eindhoven, Girona, Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden, Kaunas, Kraków, Malta, Memmingen, Perugia, Treviso, Warsaw–Modlin
This table does not include passengers in transit.
Data from Assaeroporti.
|Borizzo Airfield||Azienda Siciliana Trasporti(it)|
|Marsala||Autoservizi Salemi, Azienda Siciliana Trasporti(it)|
|Mazara del Vallo||Azienda Siciliana Trasporti(it)|
|Paceco||Azienda Siciliana Trasporti(it)|
|Palermo||Autoservizi Salemi, Terravision|
|Porto Empedocle||Salvatore Lumia|
|Trapani||Azienda Siciliana Trasporti(it)|
- Catania Airport Vincenzo Bellini – Sicily's major international airport.
- Palermo Airport Falcone e Borsellino – also known as Punta Raisi Airport, another international airport in Sicily
- Comiso Airport Vincenzo Magliocco – it is another of Sicily's international airports
- Trapani–Milo Airport Luigi Broglio – first airport of Trapani, today used by the Italian Space Agency.
- Trapani–Chinisia Airport Livio Bassi – second airport of Trapani, open between 1949 and 1971.
Media related to Trapani-Birgi Airport at Wikimedia Commons
- Official website
- Accident history for TPS at Aviation Safety Network
- Current weather for LICT at NOAA/NWS