About Catania Fontanarossa Airport (CTA)
Also known as Vincenzo Bellini Airport, Catania Fontanarossa Airport is located in eastern Sicily, near the city of Catania. Our guide to the airport includes contact details and information regarding terminal facilities, public transport options and nearby accommodation.
Further expansion of Catania Fontanarossa Airport is deemed necessary to cope with increasing traffic. Future plans include a new runway and a panoramic restaurant.
There is a flight information office (tel: +39 095 340 505) open from 0800 to midnight in Arrivals. Additionally, a tourist information office (tel: +39 095 730 6266) operates from 0800 to 2200.
From central Catania, head south along Via Domenico Tempio past the harbour, following signs for the SP701. Take the Via Fontanarossa exit, which leads directly to the airport terminal.
Catania Fontanarossa Airport is located 4km (2.5 miles) southwest of central Catania.
+39 095 723 9111.
Public transport road:
Bus:AMT Alibus (tel: +39 800 018 696; www.amt.ct.it) operates services every 20 minutes from 0500 to midnight, between the city centre and Catania Fontanarossa Airport (via Catania Central railway station). The journey time is around 20 minutes, and the single fare is €1. Tickets can be purchased from the ticket counter in the airport.
Taxi:Taxis from Radiotaxi (tel: +39 095 330 966) or Taxi Sat Service (tel: +39 095 6188) are readily available outside Arrivals. The journey time into Catania is 10 to 15 minutes, and the fare is around €25.
Public transport rail:
Rail:Trenitalia trains (tel: +39 06 6847 5475; www.trenitalia.com) run from Catania Central railway station, about 4km (2.5 miles) from the airport, to destinations all over Sicily and mainland Italy. Regular buses connect Catania Fontanarossa Airport with Catania Central railway station.
There is a bank (open Monday to Friday) and a 24-hour ATM cash dispenser within the terminal building.
There is a coffee bar, a full-service restaurant and a self-service cafeteria within the terminal.
A number of shops offering a wide range of practical items, local specialities and gifts can be found in the shopping centre in Departures. There is also a kiosk selling tobacco, newspapers and magazines. A duty-free shop is open prior to flights in Departures.
For baggage assistance, passengers are advised to contact the airline directly. In the case of lost baggage, passengers should make a claim immediately at the Lost & Found Office (tel: +39 095 7233180) in the baggage claim hall. The operator service is available every day from 0800 to 1200, and luggage can be collected every day from 0900 to 1300 / from 1700 to 2100.
Other facilities available at Catania Fontanarossa Airport include a nursery and a first aid service (tel: +39 095 346 075), which is on hand to deal with medical emergencies.
Conference and business:
Passengers can contact the Business Centre (fax: +39 (0)957 349 837) to reserve a meeting room. The Sala/Amica/Friendship Room is open from 0530 to 0000 and offers Internet access and fax facilities, and there is an Alitalia VIP lounge, which is open from 0530 to 2130 and can serve basic business needs.
Conference and meeting space is also available in the larger city hotels – the nearest hotel offering extensive meeting facilities is the Romano Palace Hotel (tel: +39 095 596 7111;www.romanopalace.com), which is less than 2km (1.2 miles) from the airport.
Wi-Fi internet access is available for use by passengers. Payphones are located at various points in the terminal, and a post office (open from 0815 to 1330) is situated in Arrivals.
Catania Fontanarossa Airport is fully accessible to wheelchair users. Wheelchair assistance is available on request prior to arrival at the airport. Accessible toilets, lifts and guide paths for the visually impaired have been installed. Dedicated car parking spaces are reserved for disabled users in the various car parks. The Sala Amica room offers assistance and support for disabled passengers and their companions.
There are three conveniently located car parks (P1, P2, P4) at Catania Fontanarossa Airport, offering both short and long-stay parking (tel: +39 095 349 770) and which are walking distance from the terminal. Short-stay rates are available at car parks P1 and P2, while long-stay options can be found at P4.
Car hire companies at Catania Fontanarossa Airport include Forzese, Hertz and Locauto Rent, among others.