The summer season of the Falcone Borsellino international airport in Palermo includes new airport connections. There are 90 destinations that will connect 26 countries with the Falcone Borsellino international airport in Palermo: 26 national routes and 64 international. 35 airlines will fly millions of passengers from the Palermo airport.
New connections are planned for New York (Neos Air, starting from next June 9th), as had already been anticipated in the interview with the President of Gesap, Salvatore Burrafato, in Amazing Sicily Magazine, Poznan (Ryanair) and Brest (Volotea) , while Porto (easyJet) doubles the frequency. There is also the increase from four to six weekly frequencies of Turkish Airlines’ Palermo-Istanbul flight.
The Ryanair airline maintains all of last summer’s operations and adds the Polish Poznan route, for a total of 41 routes and 5 based aircraft; increases frequencies on over 15 existing routes such as Barcelona, London, Paris and Vienna.
The summer season promises to be very intense, with a significant growth in flights and passengers. The positive trend of the last two years has coincided with the growth of the airport’s economic and infrastructural indices. In fact, 2023 ended with a final balance of 8,089,232 passengers (5,710,761 national travelers – which accounted for 70.60% and 2,378,471 international travelers – 29.40%), one million more than 2022.
In the European area, the Palermo airport reached fifth place in the 5-10 million passenger category with +15.5% on 2019 traffic data (pre-covid), while at a national level, Falcone Borsellino is at ninth place in the top ten of national airports, with growth of 13.8% over 2022.

[Source: Palermo Airport]

The direct flight from Palermo to New York returns

Starting from June 9th, after a prolonged absence of seven years, the direct flight from Palermo to New York will resume its activity offering a significant opportunity for travelers who wish to directly connect two such distant cities. Flights from Palermo to New York will be guaranteed twice a week, precisely on Tuesdays and Sundays, offering greater flexibility to users. As for the return, flights from New York to Palermo will be available on Mondays and Saturdays, allowing for a smooth return for passengers. This renewed air service represents an important initiative to promote tourism and trade between Sicily and the United States, providing a direct connection that facilitates travel and strengthens ties between the two destinations.

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