Catania airport located south-west of the second largest city on the Italian island of Sicily, Catania. The official name of the airport is Catania-Vincenzo Bellini Airport and it is named after a great opera composer, Vincenzo Bellini, who was born in Catania.
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Catania interational Airport, Sicily Island, 95121, ITALY
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IATA airport code: CTA
ICAO airport code: LICC
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Catania Airport is only 4.3 Km away from Catania City and it is considered as the main gateway to the east coast of Sicily. The two main motorways that connect this airport to Palermo, central Sicily, and Syracuse in the south are the A19 and E45. The airport has a single double storey terminal building that handles all the domestic and international departures and arrivals.
Catania Airport is the busiest airport in Sicily and is the 6th busiest in Italy with more than 6 million passengers in 2010. It ranks 3rd in terms of domestic traffic. A new terminal equipped with 22 gates and 6 loading bridges was opened in May 2008 to replace the old facilities in order to cope with the increase in passengers’ figures. There already are plans to further enlarge the terminal as the airport continues to have rapid growth.
The airport is also busy when it comes to cargo handling as it is conveniently located at the heart of the Mediterranean only a few kilometers from Catania, and it is also located near the port. Additionally, Catania Airport is built to handle large quantities of cargo traffic. The cargo infrastructure available at the airport includes a short-term storage warehouse, refrigerated storage areas, and import and export services. The airport is also certified for screening and handling dangerous goods.