Italy's Gorgeous Amalfi Coast Is Finally Getting Its Own Airport This Year

Italy’s Gorgeous Amalfi Coast Is Finally Getting Its Own Airport This Year

Getting to the iconic Amalfi Coast will become much easier thanks to the upcoming airport.

Located in the Campania Region of Italy, the stunning Amalfi Coast is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Italy and Europe. It is renowned for its gorgeous cliffs, beaches, vibrant historical towns, and mouth-watering seafood.

Yet, getting to the Amalfi Coast has never been the most convenient. There are no direct flights there, and visitors normally take a time-consuming combination of train, bus, and ferry routes to reach the Amalfi Coast.

Thankfully, the Amalfi Coast is getting its own Salerno Costa d’Amalfi Airport this July 2024, which will make it much easier for visitors to reach the beautiful coast in Italy by air travel. This airport is located 21 kilometres from the city of Salerno, which is the gateway to the Amalfi Coast.

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Salerno Costa d’Amalfi Airport

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The Salerno Costa d’Amalfi Airport is not a brand new airport, but rather a historic one reborn. First built in 1926, it has served various roles over many years, from being a military base to a private airfield. From 2007 to 2016, the airport facilitated a small number of commercial flights before closing in 2016. Having gone through major renovations and a runway extension, the airport will welcome commercial flights once again starting July 11, 2024.

This year, flights from Salerno Costa d’Amalfi Airport will be serviced by Spanish airline Volotea. This July, Volotea will serve four destinations: Nantes in France and Cagliari in Sardinia. In September, the Italian cities of Verona and Catania will be included. Other key airlines are in currently in talks to serve the Amalfi Coast airport, too.

While Salerno Costa d’Amalfi Airport handles flight operations this year, the airport will continue undergoing development till 2043. By then, it aims to serve six million passengers yearly. And by 2026-2027, the airport plans to develop a futuristic new passenger terminal using sustainable materials and solar panels, alongside further runway extensions. Officials expect these initiatives to ease pressure on the busy Capodichino International Airport. This Naples airport served a record 12.4 million passengers last year.

Locals living in the Amalfi Coast have also seemed to welcome the upcoming plans, citing that the local tourism industry will be greatly strengthened.

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As the opening of the Amalfi Coast airport draws near, perhaps it’s time to revisit your travel bucket list? The coastal idyll awaits! And if you’re looking for more inspiration for your dream Italian getaway, check out our favourite Cinque Terre stays, too.

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