The Sicilian Airport will be closed from the 5th of November to the 5th of December
Catania Fontanarossa airport will be closed from the 5th of November until the 5th December 2012 included due to runway maintenance.
During this period, all flights will take off from and will land to Catania Sigonella military airport. However, the check in, baggage drop and security procedures will continue to be carried out at Catania Fontanarossa airport. To reach Catania Sigonella military airport for departure, a free shuttle service will be available between the two airports. This is available also for the way back, that is to reach Catania Fontanarossa airport to get the baggage and/or to collect the rented vehicle after landing at Catania Sigonella military airport. Due to this, it might take even more than 1 hour for travellers to get to Fontanarossa airport.
The Catania Fontanarossa airport handling society has informed that the flights schedule will be reduced by 40% compared to the current one. In any case, the flights not being included in the temporary schedule operated from 5th November until 5th December will be just cancelled as no flights will be diverted to Palermo airport, Trapani airport, Reggio Calabria airport and Lamezia Terme airport. This means that, as a consequence, the airlines will not display on their websites the flights which will not be operated during the closing period.
For further information: Website of the Catania Fontanarossa airport