Falcone–Borsellino Airport (Italian: Aeroporto Falcone e Borsellino) or simply Palermo Airport, formerly Punta Raisi Airport is located at Punta Raisi, 19 NM (35 km; 22 mi) west northwest of Palermo, the capital city of the Italian island of Sicily. The airport is one of the busiest in Italy, with 4,992,798 passengers handled in 2011.
The airport was given the name Falcone–Borsellino in memory of the two leading anti-mafia judges Giovanni Falcone and Paolo Borsellino who were murdered by the mafia in 1992. A 1.90-metre (6 ft 3 in) diameter plaque featuring their portraits can be found to the right of one the main outside entrance to the departure hall, set into a mosaic of Sicily. Created by the sicilian sculptor Tommaso Geraci, it bears the inscription Giovanni Falcone–Paolo Borsellino–Gli Altri–L’orgoglio della Nuova Sicilia (Giovanni Falcone–Paolo Borsellino–The Others–The Pride of the New Sicily).
PALERMO / PUNTA RAISI AIRPORT LOCATION
PALERMO / PUNTA RAISI AIRPORT FACTS
Elevation: 65 ft.
Runway length available: 02/20 6804×148 ft. :: 07/25 10912×197 ft.