Catania airport: Catania Fontanarossa Airport (CTA)

Catania Fontanarossa Airport

In Italian this airport is referred to as Aeroporto di Catania-Fontanarossa. It is also called Catania International Airport. The airport lies by Catania, the second largest city in Sicily, on the east coast. It is the busiest airport of this Mediterranean Sea island. It processed more than seven million passengers in 2015.

Address

Società Aeroporto Catania S.p.A
Fontanarossa Airport
95121 Catania

Airport codes

IATA airport code: CTA
ICAO airport code: LICC

Transport

Local transport

Train

There is no train connection with Catania Airport. Trains go to all destinations in Sicily and even to mainland Italy, eg Rome and travel time is 10 hours from the city of Catania.

Car and bus

The airport is seven kilometers southwest of Catania on the highway A-19 to Palermo. The parallel road SS-417 goes to Catania. You can find a handy map on the airport website where all roads are clearly indicated.

AMT Alibus (free number in Italy, tel: 800 018696) leaves every 20 minutes from the airport to the center of Catania. There are various other bus companies that maintain service to several places in Sicily, in the summer, buses leave every hour to Taormina, travel time is 50 minutes and costs €5.00 and Palermom, travel time is 2½ hours and costs €14.00.

You can purchase bus tickets at the Ticket Office (tel: +39(0)952 812 45) in the money exchange office.

Car rental - Catania Fontanarossa Airport

There are no less than 15 car rental companies represented, the larger ones being Avis, Europcar, Hertz and Sixt. You can also reserve a rental car in advance using the service EasyTerra provides, they compare the rates of several providers in a single quote.

Taxi

A taxi ride (tel: +39(0)953 309 66, evenings tel: +39(0)953 867 94) to Catania costs approximately €25.00 and takes 15 minutes.

Airport Parking

Short-term parking is at T4 and T5, the rates are, for the  first 6 hours €1.00 per hour, then €0.50 per hour thereafter. Long-term parking (tel: +39(0)953 497 70) costs €1.50 for the first hour, €2.50 for 2 hours, €9.00 for the first day, after that you pay €6.00 per day for the first four days and €4.00 per day from the fifth day.

Services

Services

Hotels

There are no hotels at the airport. The only options in the city (5 kilometers from the airport) are: Hotel Parco degli Aragonesi (tel: +39(0)957 234 073), Liberty Hotel (tel: +39(0)953 116 51) and Best Western Hotel Mediterraneo (tel: +39(0)953 253 30). For more hotels and to reserve online you can go to Booking.com, they have a large range of hotels with great internet rates.

Shops and restaurants

On the first level of the Departures Hall you can find a coffee shop and two restaurants. There are only two stores, including a Duty Free shop. With the opening of the new terminal the number of shops were considerably expanded. More restaurants and bars were also opened.

Baggage

There is a counter in the Arrivals Hall for lost and found items (tel: +39 095 7233180), you can also inquire on the website.

Information

In the Arrivals Hall you can find general information (tel: +39 095 340505) and Tourist Information counters (tel: +39(0)957 306 266) in the Arrivals Hall of APT.

Business

You can contact the Business Center (fax: +39(0)957 349 837) to reserve a meeting room. The VIP Lounge Sala Amica/Friendship Room offers internet access and fax facilities. Alitalia has their own VIP lounge ‘Bellini’.

Disabled facilities

The airport has adapted restrooms and elevators. There are wheelchair ramps and services for the visually impaired. Wheelchairs are available, you can ask about them via an intercom system by the entrance of the Departures Hall.

Other services

There is a bank, but this is only open weekdays from 08:20–13:30 and from 14:45–15:45, however, the money exchange office is always open, there are also ATM's. The First Aid post is in the Arrivals Hall (tel: +39(0)953 460 75).

There are two companies which organize helicopter flights: Elios Elicotteri and Mediterranean Aviation Services, they are both accessible (tel: +39(0)952 814 04).

Contact

Contact

Address

Società Aeroporto Catania S.p.A
Fontanarossa Airport
95121 Catania

Telephone, fax, email

Telephone: +39(0)957 239 111 or 800 60 56 56 (free from Italy)
Fax: +39(0)957 239 121
Email: info@aeroporto.catania.it

Airport codes

IATA airport code: CTA
ICAO airport code: LICC

Websites