Flying from Catania
Once your visit is over, flights from Catania depart from the Catania–Fontanarossa Airport (CTA) – also known as the Catania-Vincenzo Bellini Airport, named for the opera composer Vincenzo Bellini. The airport lies approximately 4.3 kilometers southwest of the city and serves as the main gateway to Sicily’s eastern coast.
Catania–Fontanarossa Airport Information
Within Catania–Fontanarossa Airport you will find several stores and restaurants, a business center, a post office and money exchange desk, facilities for the disabled, car rental desks, and information on local hotels in Catania. A bank and ATM are also available. Special services include a VIP lounge, Friendship Room, and nursing areas in the ladies’ restrooms.
Getting to the Airport in Catania
A taxi to Catania–Fontanarossa Airport can be hired through your hotel and will collect you from your hotel or at another convenient location. You can also catch an AMT Alibus to Catania–Fontanarossa Airport. The bus picks up passengers at Catania city center and the train station roughly every 20 minutes. The train to Catania–Fontanarossa Airport collects passengers at several points throughout the city. Inquire at your hotel or the train station for a complete list of stops and a timetable.
Arriving in Alicante
Nestled along the Costa Blanca, Alicante is set upon a beautiful expanse of Mediterranean coastline. However, your tickets to Alicante offer more than beach lounging because when the sun goes down, the Spanish flair for evening revelry takes hold, and a vital excitement grips the city.
First Time in Alicante
Most flights to Alicante are filled with excited vacationers that are looking to claim their spot on the beach; and with over 200 kilometers of scenic coastline, there is plenty of sand for everyone. Also, travelers can tour the local countryside on horseback, or explore the city’s historic Barrio de Santa Cruz.
History buffs will love the Basilica of Santa María, which was built in the 13th century. Food lovers should walk along the promenades near the yacht harbor.
Making the Most of Your Alicante Holiday
The region’s mild climate makes holiday travel to Alicante a tempting prospect any time of year. However, travelers may have better luck finding cheap hotels in Alicante during the less crowded and colder winter off-season. Compound savings by visiting airberlin.com for some great flight deals to Alicante, as well. All airberlin flights to Alicante offer free soft drinks and light snacks on board.