Catania Airport Guide to Catania-Fontanarossa Airport - CTA

Catania Airport Terminal

Catania airport was opened in 1924, first served during World War II as a hub for the Allies and by the US Army Air Forces. It wasn’t until 1950 that the airport was relocated, restructured and reopened for business. Again, in 1981, another restructuration was necessary to host the increasing passenger flow.

On 2007 further redevelopments were made to host an even increasing number of passenger. In order to do that, the new terminal opened to replace the outdated facilities.

Nowadays, Catania Airport has a single two-level passenger Terminal, which is split by the Departure and the Arrivals level. Many seasonal and charter flights, among the international ones, are hosted in the airport.

About the name: Catania Airport was named to honor the opera composer Vincenzo Bellini, who was born in Catania.


The main terminal building has two levels:

- Main Level: Arrivals Level: This level has two separated areas: The Schengen flights and the non-Schengen flights. In this level you can also find several services and amenities: Information desk, Tourist Information Office, first-aid station, lost luggage, customs, security checkpoint and more concessions.

- Level 1: Departures Level: In this level find the check-in desks (4), the security checks and loading bridges to the gates (22). Several concessions are also available: food court, VIP lounge, airlines lounges, retail shops and the Casa Alitalia Catania lounge (business centre and free internet connection).


The following airlines operates in Catania Airport:

- Adria Airways
- Aero Condor
- Aeroflot
- Air Baltic
- Air Berlin
- Air France
- Air Italy
- Aer Lingus
- Air Malta
- Alba Star
- Air Explore
- Alitalia
- Austrian
- Blu-express
- British Airways
- Brussels Airlines
- Cimber Sterling
- Croatia Airlines
- Darwing Airline
- EasyJet
- EgyptAir
- Europe Airpost
- Finnair
- Niki
- German Wings
- Hamburg Airways 
- Helvetic Airways
- Czech Airlines
- Jetair
- Livingston
- Lufthansa
- Luxair
- Malmö Aviaton
- Meridian
- Mistral Air
- Neos
- Norwegian
- Onurair
- Pegasus Airlines
- Ryanair
- Skybridge AirOps
- Sky Work
- Swiss
- TAP Portugal
- Thomson
- Transavia
- Travel 
- TUIfly
- Tunisair
- VIM Airlines
- Volotea
- Vueling
- WIZZ Air
- XL
- Turkish Airlines
- Delta Airlines
- Carpatair
- Eastern Airways
- EasyJet
- Edelweiss
- Enter Air
- Germania
- Montenegro Airlines
- Tarom
- Volare Airlines
- Iberia
- Aegean
- Eurowings
- S7 Airlines


The following services are available in Catania Airport:

- ATMs
- Flight Information Office
- Tourist Information Office
- Post Office
- Exchange Office
- Business centre (Casa Alitalia Catania lounge)
- Assistance for disabled or Special Needs Passengers
- Wheelchair rental
- Airlines lounges
- VIP lounge
- Friendship room: Services and assistance to support disable passengers and their companions.
- Nursery
- First aid Station
- Toilets 
- Baggage claim
- Lost luggage
- Free Wi-Fi connection
- Play Area

Present and future

According to the investment programme, in the following years Catania Airport will be able to increase the passenger flow over the next ten years, and will be equipped with a panoramic restaurant, more office space and also a new airside runway.