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Falcone Borsellino Airport - All Information on Falcone Borsellino Airport (PMO)

Palermo Airport (PMO) Palermo Airport (PMO)

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90045 Cinisi, Metropolitan City of Palermo, Italy
+39 800 541 880
+39 091 7020265 (Lost + Found) (Lost+Found)
+39 091-7020394 (fax)
Falcone Borsellino Airport - All Information on Falcone Borsellino Airport (PMO)

Falcone Borsellino Airport (IATA: PMO, ICAO: LICJ), locally known as Aeroporto Falcone Borsellino or Palermo Airport was formerly called Punta Raisi Airport, is an international aircraft hub located at Cinisi, 19 Nautical Miles, about 35km west-northwest of Palermo, the capital city of Sicily on the island of Italy.

Palermo Airport is the second commercial airport in Sicily regarding passengers, next to Vincenzo Bellini Airport, popularly known as Catania-Fontanarossa Airport, with over 7,000,000 passengers handled in 2019. It also holds the 8th rank for the busiest airport in Italy.

The airport is a government-owned facility that has been serving Palermo, Italy. It has an elevation of 65 feet or 20 meters Above the Mean Sea Level (AMSL).

It has one passenger terminal with four levels; the basement, the ground floor, the first floor, and the second floor. The two upper floors serve as the Arrival and Departures Hall.

Palermo Airport is an airline hub for Ryanair, Volotea, and Wizz Air.

History of Falcone Borsellino Airport

In 1985, GESAP S.p.a. was established. Until 1994, it operated exclusively as a manager and supplier of ground handling services for Falcone Borsellino Airport. The said management was directly assigned by Palermo's government and supervised by the District Airport Directorate.

The airport was named Falcone Borsellino in remembrance of the two ruling anti-mafia magistrates, Giovanni Falcone and Paolo Borsellino. The Sicilian Mafia murdered them in 1992.

A 1.90 meter and 6 feet by 3 inches in diameter plaque with Borsellino and Falcone's portraits are displayed at one of the entrance gates to the departure hall. The plaque was created by the Sicilian sculptor Tommaso Geraci. It bears the Giovanni Falcone–Paolo Borsellino–Gli Altri–L'orgoglio della Nuova Sicilia.

In 1994, GESAP was assigned by the preceding management of the airport through a convention that vested the company with a 20-year mandate to rule landside activities, including the airport buildings and surrounding areas).

In April 1999, GESAP obtained an anticipated authorization to manage the airport's airside movements, specifically the flight infrastructures such as runways, links, taxiways, and aprons, as foreseen by art. 17 L. 135/97.

GESAP, as an airport management company, projects, develops, manages the airport's areas, infrastructures, and systems, ensuring the necessary maintenance and implementation.

It also provides centralized services such as airport coordination, public information systems, security controls, surveillance, and handling retail outlets through concessions to third parties.

In April 2004, GESAP awarded UNI ISO 9001/2000 (Vision 2000) certification. The company already received certification for its services in the handling sector, also renewed by TÜV in December 2006.

On May 30, 2004, Ente Nazionale per l'Aviazione Civile (ENAC), also known as Italy's National Agency for Civil Aviation, awarded GESAP a certificate, recognizing the airport's full cooperation with the regulations for the construction and management of airports.

On May 24, 2007, GESAP obtained the renewal of the airport certificate until May 30, 2010.

Today, GESAP is awaiting a ministerial decree that will give them a forty-year privilege for the total management of the airport. This comes after ENAC's board of directors deliberating on March 1, 2005, officialized in a convention signed on November 17, 2006.

In June 2005, Eurofly ventured and launched seasonal flyings from Palermo to New York City through Airbus A330s. The company later tied up with Meridiana in creating Meridiana Fly, which persisted in operating the transatlantic service. However, due to the airline's decision to rebrand as Air Italy, the route ended in October 2017.

Transfer Services at Falcone Borsellino Airport

The few transfer services offered at Falcone Borsellino Airport are car rentals, taxis, car sharing, shuttles, trains, and buses.

They are all available at the ground transportation area outside the terminal building. However, the airport’s train station is located in the terminal's basement.

All passenger guests in the airport are advised to check the requirement on what items are allowed for hand-carry and check-in baggage.

Also, personal items must be secured before boarding and disembarking the aircraft.

Rental Car Services at Falcone Borsellino Airport

There are several Car Rental companies inside the airport terminal of Falcone Borsellino Airport.

Interested passengers may proceed to the rental counters at the Arrivals Hall for further inquiries about renting a car at the airport. See and compare all rental car companies at Falcone Borsellino Airport.

Foreign renters must present a passport with a valid visa and an identification card and be credit and debit cardholders to pay the rental fee.

Renters must be at least 18 years old to rent a vehicle. They must also complete the given contract by their selected rental company. However, a corresponding young driver surcharge fee applies for renters under 25.

For convenience, renters may book cars online through the rental company’s official websites. However, online payment is required for comfort.

Car rental rates may vary depending on the company and the selected vehicle.

Ride Shares at Falcone Borsellino Airport

Rideshare vehicles are not available at Falcone Borsellino Airport. However, the airport offers a car-sharing service that lets passengers rent a car for a short period.

Taxis at Falcone Borsellino Airport

There are airport taxis outside the Arrivals Hall of Falcone Borsellino Airport.

The management already coordinates airport taxis according to the flight arrival timetable.

Should there be no taxis available, please contact the taxi service at one of these numbers; Cooperative/Cooperativa Trinacria- +39 091-225455 or +39 091 6878 and Cooperative/Cooperativa Autoradio Taxi- +39 091-513311 or +39 091 8481. See more information about taxis at Falcone Borsellino Airport.

The airport is approximately 31km or about 40 to 45 minutes drive to and from Palermo Metropolitan Area via E90 road, which is the fastest route.

The taxi fare from the airport to the Palermo Metropolitan area and vice versa ranges from €35.00 to €50.00.

Note that taxi fares vary depending on the passenger's destination and traffic conditions within the metro.

Buses at Falcone Borsellino Airport

Several bus companies have been serving Falcone Borsellino Airport.

They are available at the airport’s bus stop on the ground floor outside the Arrivals Hall.

The one-way regular bus fare to and from Downtown Palermo is €6.00 and €10.00 for a return rate.

Bus tickets can be purchased on the bus, at the airport ticket office, or online. More information about buses to and from Falcone Borsellino Airport.

Trains at Falcone Borsellino Airport

Train transfer service is available at Falcone Borsellino Airport. It is faster than other modes of transportation, which makes fewer stops and may reach the downtown area in just half an hour.

A railway station is located at the airport terminal's basement, which takes passengers to the metro and vice versa. More information about train services at Falcone Borsellino Airport.

Train tickets are available at railway stations and travel agents. The single-way train fare to and from Palermo Central Station starts at €5.90.

Ticket rates may vary depending on the passenger's location.

Hotel Shuttle Services at Falcone Borsellino Airport

Most Palermo hotels provide shuttle services to and from Falcone Borsellino Airport. Therefore, all traveling guests must obtain confirmation from their accommodation regarding shuttle transfers before arrival or departure at the airport.

Note that some hotels do not offer a complimentary airport transfer. Shuttle rates may vary depending on the policy of your respective accommodation.

Parking at Falcone Borsellino Airport

Falcone Borsellino Airport provides three accessible car park areas for all guests.

The P1 car park is for long-term parking, The P2 car park is a short-term parking terminal, and The P3 is for low-cost parking. See more information about short and long term parking at Falcone Borsellino Airport.

The first 15-minute stay in all car park areas is complimentary. The parking rate starts at €3.00.

Other Services at Falcone Borsellino Airport

WiFi at Falcone Borsellino Airport

Complimentary internet access is provided for all Falcone Borsellino Airport guests.

WiFi connection is available at the boarding hall and Gesap VIP Lounge. Passengers’ smart devices may connect to “HOT SPOT GESAP.”

ATMs at Falcone Borsellino Airport

Local and foreign Automated Teller Machines or cash dispensers are available inside the airport terminal.

Currency exchange at Falcone Borsellino Airport

A local bank is available on the ground floor of the airport terminal building.

Nursing Stations at Falcone Borsellino Airport

Baby changing rooms are provided for mothers to attend to their infant’s needs.

Restrooms at Falcone Borsellino Airport

Restrooms are open and available throughout the airport property.

Food and Beverages at Falcone Borsellino Airport

Falcone Borsellino Airport has several food concessions and retail shops for guests. They are all located on the second floor of the terminal building next to the security control area.

Smoking at Falcone Borsellino Airport

It is strictly prohibited to smoke inside the airport terminal. However, there are designated smoking areas outside the building.

Pet-Relief Area at Falcone Borsellino Airport

Pet relief or animal service areas are not available at Falcone Borsellino Airport.

Lost and Found Section at Falcone Borsellino Airport

Lost and found items within the premises of Falcone Borsellino Airport or on board the aircraft are kept at the Terminal Area Manager’s Office, located on the first floor of the Departures Hall. The office can be reached at this contact number +39 091 7020265.

After 48 hours, unclaimed items are turned over to the Lost Property Deposit, which operates from Monday to Friday. Passengers may message them through email at

Passengers may contact their respective airline provider or the ground handling service facility for lost and damaged luggage.

Airport Communication Center at Falcone Borsellino Airport

An information desk is available on the ground floor of the terminal building.

Passengers may also contact them at +39 091-591698 or +39 091-7020273.

Ticketing Services at Falcone Borsellino Airport

Ticketing Services are available at Falcone Borsellino Airport.

A ticket office is located on the ground floor of the airport’s Departure Hall, between Check-In area A and Check-In area B.

Baggage Claim at Falcone Borsellino Airport

The Baggage Claim Area is located at the Arrivals Hall of Falcone Borsellino Airport.

There are available baggage carts for passengers needing assistance with heavy luggage transport.

In case of damage and missing pieces of luggage, please contact your respective airline provider or the ground handling service management.

Disabled Passengers at Falcone Borsellino Airport

People with disabilities are provided with convenient facilities at Falcone Borsellino Airport, such as Wheelchair Assistance, Special Assistance Room, suitable parking spaces, and Persons with Reduced Mobility (PRM) Information Desk.

Therefore, passengers with special needs should contact their airline provider or the airport information center two days before arrival or departure from the airport to prepare the necessary equipment.

For further details and assistance, please call the airport's information center at +39 800 541 880.

Falcone Borsellino Airport Contacts

Address: 90045 Cinisi, Metropolitan City of Palermo, Italy

General Phone: +39 800 541 880

Lost and Found Phone: +39 091 7020265

Official website:

Local Information

Drive on: Right

Electricity: 230V/50Hz

Plug: C, F, L

Currency: Euro, EUR, €

WiFi at Airport: Internet access is available in the boarding section and Gesap VIP Lounge. Connect your smart device to “HOT SPOT GESAP.”

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