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Aeroporto di Catania-Fontanarossa
|IATA: CTA ICAO: LICC|
|Elevation AMSL||39 ft / 12 m|
|Passenger change 11-12||-8.1%|
|Movements change 11-12||-9.5%|
|Source: Italian AIP at EUROCONTROL
Statistics from Assaeroporti 
Catania-Fontanarossa Airport (Italian: Aeroporto di Catania-Fontanarossa Vincenzo Bellini) (IATA: CTA, ICAO: LICC) also named as Vincenzo Bellini Airport, is an airport located 2.3 NM (4.3 km; 2.6 mi) southwest of Catania, the second largest city on the Italian island of Sicily. The airport is named after the great opera composer Vincenzo Bellini who was born in Catania.
It is the busiest airport in Sicily and the 6th busiest in Italy with 6,246,888 passengers in 2012.
In order to cope with the increasing passengers figures, a new terminal, equipped with 22 gates and 6 loading bridges, opened on May 8, 2007 replacing the old facilities, but a further enlargement of the terminal area seems already necessary.
Catania Airport's history dates back to 1924, when it was the region's very first airport. During World War II it was seized by the Allies during the Sicilian Campaign and used by the United States Army Air Forces as a military airfield. Twelfth Air Force used the airport as a combat airfield, stationing the 340th Bombardment Group, which flew B-25 Mitchells from 27 Aug-19 Nov 1943. In addition, the HQ, 51st Troop Carrier Wing used the airport from 29 Sep 1943 to 29 Jun 1944. Various transport units used the airport for the rest of the war, afterward it was turned back over to civil authorities.
By the late 1940s, it was clear that the airport was fast running out of space and it was deemed necessary to relocate and in 1950, the new bigger and improved Catania Airport opened for business.
After 20 years of unexpected growth and high passengers levels, in 1981 it was once again necessary to restructure the airport to cope with demand. More recently in 2007, a state of the art new terminal building was inaugurated.
SAC SECURITY provides all the compulsory security and inspection services at the airport. In particular, it handles security and inspection/controls for departing and transiting passengers, enforces hand-baggage limits at the departure gates, and all other inspections/controls required by the airport authorities.
The airport is conveniently located close to the A19 motorway, which links Catania with Palermo and central Sicily, while the European route E45 runs to Syracuse in the south. A shuttle bus service provides transport into Catania city centre and the Central Train Station, while scheduled bus services to other parts of the island are also available direct from the airport. Passengers requiring a more comfortable ride can take a taxi from the terminal building into the city or beyond, with popular locations including nearby Syracuse, Taormina, and the westerly resorts of Palermo and Marsala.
Major airlines such as Alitalia, Lufthansa and British Airways offer services here and connect numerous European destinations such as Munich, Rome and London, while domestic airlines, as Air One and Meridiana, offer extensive flights to many of the regions major destinations. The current "investment programme" has ensured that Catania Fontanarossa Airport continues to look forward and plan for growth over the next ten years, implementing a whole new infrastructure and making many additions, including a panoramic restaurant, a new airside runway and further office space.
|Aegean Airlines||Seasonal charter: Athens|
|Aer Lingus||Seasonal: Dublin|
|Air Berlin||Berlin-Tegel, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Munich, Stuttgart, Zurich
|Air Malta||Malta, Munich|
|Air One||Milan-Malpensa, Pisa, Turin, Venice-Marco Polo, Verona
Seasonal: Kiev-Zhuliany (begins 1 June 2013), Moscow-Sheremetyevo, Rostov-on-Don (begins 27 June 2013), St Petersburg (begins 25 May 2013)
|Alitalia||Bologna, Florence, Milan-Linate, Rome-Fiumicino
Charter: Sharm el-Sheikh, Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion
operated by Alitalia CityLiner
|Genoa, Naples, Trieste|
|Austrian Airlines||Seasonal: Vienna
Seasonal charter: Bolzano
|Blue Air||Bucharest-Henri Coand|
Seasonal: Heraklion, Mykonos (begins 18 July 2013), Rhodes, Santorini (begins 21 July 2013)
|British Airways||Seasonal: London-Gatwick|
|Brussels Airlines||Seasonal: Brussels|
|easyJet||London-Gatwick, Milan-Malpensa, Paris-Charles de Gaulle|
|Edelweiss Air||Seasonal: Zürich|
|Finnair||Seasonal charter: Helsinki|
|Germanwings||Berlin-Tegel (begins 5 November 2013), Cologne/Bonn, Hamburg, Stuttgart
|Helvetic Airways||Seasonal: Berne|
|Holidays Czech Airlines||Seasonal charter: Prague|
|Jat Airways||Seasonal charter: Belgrade|
operated by Eurowings
|Malmö Aviation||Seasonal charter: Copenhagen|
|Meridiana||Bologna, Milan-Linate, Naples, Rome-Fiumicino, Turin, Verona
|Mistral Air||Charter: Sharm el-Sheikh, Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion|
|Neos||Charter: Dubai, Heraklion|
|Norwegian Air Shuttle||Seasonal: Copenhagen, Oslo-Gardermoen (begins 25 June 2013)|
|Sky Work Airlines||Seasonal: Berne|
|Swiss International Air Lines||Seasonal: Geneva (begins 16 May 2013), Zürich|
|Thomas Cook Airlines Belgium||Seasonal charter: Brussels|
|Thomson Airways||Seasonal: Birmingham (begins 25 may 2014), London-Gatwick, Manchester|
|Transavia France||Seasonal: Paris-Orly|
operated by Smart Wings
operated by Mistral Air
|TUIfly Nordic||Seasonal charter: Copenhagen, Helsinki, Oslo-Gardermoen, Stockholm-Arlanda|
|Volotea||Venice-Marco Polo, Genoa , Florence, Ancona (begins 1 June 2013)|
|Wizz Air||Bucharest-Henri Coanda, Budapest|
|XL Airways France||Seasonal: Paris-Charles de Gaulle|
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