The Falcone-Borsellino airport (Palermo airport) is the main hub in Sicily and the third busiest in southern Italy, along with Catania and Naples.
Palermo Falcone – Borsellino airport: the ideal spot for the start of Sicilian holidays
Every year millions of people pass through this airport and start their Sicilian holidays from here. Autoservizi Russo connects the airport on a daily basis to the most popular seaside resorts in western Sicily.
Together with the other Sicilian airports of Trapani and Catania, Palermo airport has a very high number of international and intercontinental flights.
Its central location makes it also a hub for long-range flights, and tourists who stopover in Palermo waiting for the next plane can take advantage of a rich duty-free area on its first floor.
The work of modernising Palermo airport began at the end of the 1980s, coinciding with the soccer world cup in Italy which would also have involved Palermo stadium as a place to host games.
Italia ’90, as it is remembered the year in which the world championship was played in our country, gave a very strong boost to the airport connections, defining it as a strategic point of connection between Palermo and Trapani.
In those years, the railway line was built that passes through the airport on its way from Palermo to Trapani, with a dedicated stop on the lower level of the Falcone-Borsellino. In this way, tourists coming from both Trapani and Palermo can easily reach the airport for departures and arrivals.
Our coaches follow the same route, speeding up the trip compared to a regional train.
The airport was named after the Palermo anti-mafia judges Giovanni Falcone and Paolo Borsellino after the massacres in Capaci and Via d’Amelio, where the judges lost their lives to defend their city from the injustices of the mafia.