FLYING TO ITALY

Airports in Italy

Italy has more than 130 airports throughout the entire peninsula and islands, services have gotten better and with the cost of gas and train tickets, there are several great options to connect your travel destinations by air. The two major direct international gateways in to Italy are Rome and Milan, and there are several other airports that serve as primary hubs for their regions many offering limited direct international connections.  Many of the smaller Regional airports can be reached by flying into an European hub first, this gives you many more options on ticket prices.

The list below is of the major airports in Italy, this is a working list so it is not 100% complete and there is constant change of services that I can not keep up with.   Depending on where you’re coming from and where you’re going in Italy, there may be a smaller regional airport that would also be a good option for you (you can often find these by looking at Google maps and zooming out a bit until you see an airplane icon, or by consulting the official website for the city you’re visiting).

For each airport listed below, there are also a few airlines listed that serve that airport – that’s also not an complete list, so be sure to check all your options for whatever airport you’re considering.

Airports in Italy Listed by Region

Abruzzo, Italy

  • Abruzzo Airport (PSR) – Located near Pescara; served by Alitalia, Air Transat, Ryanair

Aosta Valley, Italy

  • Aosta Airport (AOT) – Located in Aosta; served by Air Vallée

Basilicata, Italy

There are no commercial airports for tourist use in Basilicata. The closest airport for most visitors is Bari Airport in Puglia.

Calabria, Italy

  • Lamezia Terme Airport (SUF) – Located near Catanzaro; served by Air One, Alitalia, Blu-Express, easyJet, Ryanair
  • Reggio Calabria Airport (REG) – Located near Reggio Calabria; served by Alitalia, Air Malta, Trawel Fly
  • Crotone Airport (CRV) – Located in Crotone; served by Alitalia Express, Danube Wings

Campania, Italy

  • Naples-Capodichino Airport (NAP) – Located in Naples; served by Air France, Alitalia, Air One, British Airways, easyJet, Germanwings, Lufthansa, Meridiana Fly, Spanair, Transavia.com, Vueling, Wizz Air

Emilia-Romagna, Italy

  • Bologna-Borgo Panigale Airport (BLQ) – Located in Bologna; served by Aer Lingus, Air France, Alitalia, British Airways, Czech Airlines, easyJet, Germanwings, Iceland Express, Jet4you, KLM, Lufthansa, Meridiana Fly, Royal Air Maroc, Ryanair, Scandinavian Airlines, TAP Portugal, Turkish Airlines
  • Forlì Airport (FRL) – Located near Bologna; served by Belle Air, Wind Jet, Wizz Air
  • Parma Airport (PMF) – Located in Parma; served by Belle Air, Ryanair, Wind Jet
  • Rimini-Miramare Airport (RMI) – Located near Rimini (nearest airport to Republic of San Marino); served by Air Vallée, Albanian Airlines, Ryanair, VIM Airlines, Wind Jet

Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy

  • Friuli-Venezia Giulia Airport (TRS) – Located near Trieste; served by Alitalia, Belle Air, Lufthansa Regional, Ryanair

Lazio, Italy

  • Rome-Fiumicino Airport (FCO) – Located near Rome; served by Aer Lingus, Aeroflot, Air Canada, Air China, Air France, Air Malta, Alitalia, American Airlines, Austrian Airlines, Baboo, Blue Air, Blue1, Blu-Express, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, Continental Airlines, Delta Air Lines, easyJet, EgyptAir, El Al, Emirates, Finnair, Iberia, Jet2.com, Kenya Airways, KLM, Korean Air, Lufthansa, Luxair, Malaysia Airlines, Meridiana Fly, Niki, Qatar Airways, Royal Air Maroc, Scandinavian Airlines, Singapore Airlines, SriLankan Airways, Swiss International Airlines, Transavia.com, United Airlines, US Airways, Vueling Airlines, Wind Jet, Wizz Air
  • Rome Ciampino Airport (CIA) – Located near Rome; served by easyJet, Ryanair, Wizz Air

Le Marche, Italy

  • Ancona-Falconara Airport (AOI) – Located near Ancona; served by Alitalia, Belle Air, Lufthansa Regional, Ryanair

Liguria, Italy

  • Genoa Airport (GOA) – Located in Genoa; served by Air France, Air Italy, Alitalia, Blu-Express, British Airways, Lufthansa Regional, Ryanair
  • Villanova d’Albenga Airport (ALL) – Located in Albenga; served by Air Vallée

Lombardy, Italy

  • Milan-Malpensa Airport (MXP) – Located near Milan; served by Aegean Airlines, Aeroflot, Air Algérie, Air Berlin, Air China, Air France, Air Italy, Air One, Alitalia, American Airlines, Atlasjet, Austrian Airlines, Blu-Express, Blue Air, Blue1, bmi, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Bulgaria Air, Cathay Pacific, Continental Airlines, Cyprus Airways, Czech Airlines, Delta Air Lines, easyJet, EgyptAir, El Al, Emirates, Etihad Airways, Finnair, Flybe, Germanwings, Gulf Air, Iberia, Icelandair, Jet Airways, Jet4you, KLM, Korean Air, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Malév Hungarian Airlines, Meridiana Fly, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Qatar Airways, Royal Air Maroc, Royal Jordanian, Saudi Arabian Airlines, Scandinavian Airlines, Sky Airlines, Singapore Airlines, SriLankan Airways, Swiss International Airlines, Syrian Air, TAP Portugal, Thai Airways International, Transavia.com, Turkish Airlines, Twin Jet, Ukraine International Airlines, Uzbekistan Airways, Vueling Airlines, Wind Jet
  • Milan-Linate Airport (LIN) – Located in Milan; served by Aer Lingus, AirBaltic, Air France, Air Malta, Alitalia, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Carpatair, easyJet, Iberia Airlines, KLM, Lufthansa, Meridiana Fly, Scandinavian Airlines, Wind Jet
  • Bergamo Orio al Serio Airport (BGY) – Located in Bergamo; served by Air Arabia Maroc, Air Italy, AlbaStar, Alitalia, Amsterdam Airlines, Belle Air, Blue Air, Carpatair, Danube Wings, Eagles Airlines, Meridiana Fly, Pegasus Airlines, Ryanair, Wind Jet, Wizz Air

Molise, Italy

  • There are no commercial airports for tourist use in Molise. The closest airports for most visitors are the ones in Naples (Campania), Foggia (Puglia), or Pescara (Abruzzo).

Piedmont, Italy

  • Turin-Caselle Airport (TRN) – Located near Turin; served by Air France, Air Italy, Albanian Airlines, Alitalia, Blue Panorama Airlines, Blu-Express, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Darwin Airline, Iberia Airlines, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Meridiana Fly, Royal Air Maroc, Ryanair, Turkish Airlines, Wind Jet
  • Cuneo-Levaldigi Airport (CUF) – Located near Turin; served by Air Arabia, Belle Air, Blue Air, Ryanair, Wizz Air

Puglia, Italy

  • Bari-Palese Airport (BRI) – Located in Bari; served by Air Berlin, Alitalia, British Airways, easyJet, Lufthansa, Meridiana Fly, Ryanair, Spanair, Wizz Air
  • Brindisi-Casale Airport (BDS) – Located in Brindisi; served by Air One, Alitalia, easyJet, Ryanair
  • Foggia Airport (FOG) – Located in Foggia; served by Alidaunia, Darwin Airline

Sardinia, Italy

  • Cagliari-Elmas Airport (CAG) – Located near Cagliari; served by Alitalia, British Airways, easyJet, Edelweiss Air, Germanwings, Luxair, Meridiana Fly, Ryanair
  • Olbia-Costa Smeralda Airport (OLB) – Located in Olbia; served by Air Alps, Air Berlin, Air Italy, Alitalia, easyJet, Edelweiss Air, Helvetic Airways, Iberia, Jetairfly, Lufthansa Regional, Meridiana Fly, Transavia.com, Welcome Air
  • Alghero Fertilia Airport (AHO) – Located in Alghero; served by Air One, Alitalia, bmibaby, Meridiana Fly, Ryanair, TUIfly Nordic

Sicily, Italy

  • Catania-Fontanarossa Airport (CTA) – Located near Catania; served by Air Berlin, Air Italy, Air Malta, Air One, Alitalia, Blue Air, Blu-Express, British Airways, Cimber Sterling, Eagles Airlines, easyJet, Germanwings, Lufthansa, Meridiana Fly, Transavia.com, Smart Wings, Trawel Fly, Wind Jet, Wizz Air, XL Airways France
  • Palermo-Puna Raisi Airport (PMO) – Located near Palermo; served by Air Berlin, Air Italy, Air One, Alitalia, Blu-Express, Darwin Airline, easyJet, Iberia, Jetairfly, Lufthansa, Luxair, Meridiana Fly, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Ryanair, Thomas Cook Airlines, Tunisair, Vueling, Wind Jet
  • Trapani-Birgi Airport (TPS) – Located near Trapani; served by Air One, Meridiana Fly, Ryanair

Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy

  • Bolzano-Dolomiti Airport (BZO) – Located in Bolzano; served by Air Alps

Tuscany, Italy

  • Pisa-San Giusto Airport (PSA) – Located in Pisa; served by Air One, Albanian Airlines, Alitalia, British Airways, Delta Air Lines, easyJet, Elbafly, Germanwings, Jet2.com, Meridiana Fly, Ryanair, Transavia.com, Vueling Airlines, Wind Jet, Wizz Air
  • Florence-Peretola Airport (FLR) – Located near Florence; served by Air Berlin, Air France, Alitalia, Austrian Airways, Baboo, Brussels Airlines, Cimber Sterling, Lufthansa, Meridiana Fly, Swiss International Airlines

Umbria, Italy

  • Perugia-Sant’Egidio Airport (PEG) – Located in Perugia; served by Belle Air, Ryanair, Skybridge AirOps

Veneto, Italy

  • Venice Marco Polo Airport (VCE) – Located near Venice; served by Aer Lingus, Aeroflot, Air Berlin, Air Corsica, Air Europa, Air France, AirBaltic, Alitalia, Austrian Airlines, bmibaby, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Cimber Sterling, Croatia Airlines, Czech Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Eagles Airlines, easyJet, Emirates, Finnair, Iberia, Jet2.com, Jet4you, KLM, Lufthansa, Meridiana Fly, Qatar Airways, Scandinavian Airlines, Spanair, TAP Portugal, Thomson Airways, Turkish Airlines, US Airways, Vueling Airlines, Wind Jet
  • Treviso-Sant’Angelo Airport (TSF) – Located in Treviso; served by Air Arabia Maroc, Belle Air, Germanwings, Ryanair, Transavia.com, Wizz Air
  • Verona-Villafrance Airport (VRN) – Located near Verona; served by Aeroflot, Air Dolomiti, Air France, Air Italy, Air Malta, Air Moldova, Alitalia, Belle Air, bmibaby, British Airways, easyJet, Lufthansa Regional, Meridiana Fly, Mistral Air, Neos, Royal Air Maroc, Ryanair, Transavia.com, Vueling Airlines, Wind Je

Tips on Using the Major Carriers—Alitalia and other major airlines

There are two ways to fly into Italy:

  • Using any major U.S.airline, Italy's Alitalia (or one of its code-share partners), or a major European airline like British Airways, Air France, or Lufthansa
  • Using the low-cost carriers and doing lay-overs in hub cities.

This is the old-fashioned and still standard way to fly to Europe: on some major airline you've already heard of. Most major U.S. airlines offer flights to Italy—direct from the East Coast and other major cities; if not, at least connecting through· New York. Then, of course, there is Alitalia (www.alitalia.com), Italy's national airline. Alitalia is no better or worse than any other major airline out there, and, as you'd expect, tends to have the largest number of direct flight from the U.S. to Italy:

Alitalia flies direct to Rome from New York, Boston, and Toronto daily, Chicago six times a week, and Miami regularly, as well as from Buenos Aires, Caracas, and Saõ Paolo.
Alitalia also flies direct to Milan from New York and Saõ Paolo, Brazil.
Alitalia also code shares with Continental (if you book an Alitalia flight that leaves out of Newark rather than New York's JFK airport, you'll almost certainly be aboard a Continental jet), is now a strategic partner with KLM/Air France, and is a member of the Sky team alliance (www.skyteam.com), which includes Delta.

All of which means you can probably book a ticket on any of those carriers (and accrue your frequent flier miles) and still fly Alitalia to Italy.

You can also often fly to Italy on a major European airline, usually connecting through a hub in their home country (say, London on British Airways, Paris on Air France, or Frankfurt on Lufthansa). Why bother? Sometimes a European carrier will be having a system wide sale that drops its prices lower than even U.S. ones. It always pays to check.

One of the major benefits to using a major airline is that you can often arrange to fly "open jaws"—into, say, Rome and back home from Milan—which will save you at least several hours of backtracking and probably a day's-worth of vacation.

Tips for finding the least expensive airfare

  • Know where the deals are (E-savers; fare alerts; deals newsletters)
  • Know that timing is everything (high season is summer, X-mas; buy 6–8 weeks out; be flexible)
  • Don't pay retail (airfare aggregators; wholesale consolidators; Priceline & Hotwire - bidding & opaque fares)
  • Deploy insider secrets ( vacation packages; frequent flier miles; the London Switch)

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