Palermo Falcone Borsellino International Airport (PMO) is in the north-western part of Sicily, approximately 30km from the city centre of Palermo, the capital city of the region/island, which is easily accessible by car, bus, taxi and train. The train station is located inside the airport terminal at level -1.
The airport consists of a terminal with three levels that face both the mountains and the Mediterranean Sea. Palermo Airport is the only airport in Southern Italy with a qualified infrastructure that can host wide body aircraft carrier tanks due to its two recently renewed runways.
The airport is currently undergoing renovation, with the terminal being refurbished. Both the operational and commercial areas will be enlarged (around some additional 10.000 sq. mt. total) whilst some of the facilities will be restyled with the aim to offer a better level of services to the passengers and provide more qualitative and efficient performances to the airlines.
In 2019 the airport welcomed over 7 million passengers and achieved a growth of 6% compared to its record year of 2018 when it was ranked as the 8th largest airport in Italy for passenger traffic.
Before the pandemic Palermo grew more than the Italian average traffic growth and, nowadays, it is still one of the first European airports to lead the rankings for the best and fastest recovery of passenger traffic. For this reason, PMO has been recently rewarded for its resilience and capacity to face the pandemic with the ‘ACI Best Airport Award’ in the 5-10 million passengers per year category.