Palermo Airport (PMO)
History, Facts and Overview
(Punta Raisi, Sicily, Italy)
Palermo International Falcone Borsellino Airport came into being in 1953, when a site was chosen at Punta Raisi. Built at the cost of more than five million Italian Lira, the airport finally opened its doors for business in 1960, comprising two runways and basic facilities. Although the terminal building was planned back in the 1960s, it was actually built many years later and was inaugurated in the early 1990s, when passenger levels soared.
A wide range of facilities are enjoyed at Palermo International Falcone Borsellino (PMO), with many shops and kiosks selling duty-free goods, souvenirs and local crafts.
Particularly popular are the perfumes at Sikania, newspapers and magazines at Libreria Flaccovio, guidebooks at La Tabaccheria dell'Aeroporto and tempting Sicilian confectionary such as 'Pasticceria Palazzolo'. Other services available at Palermo Airport include currency exchange, ATMs, postal services and a bank, while business services are accessible in one of the airport's two VIP Lounges.
Passengers waiting for flights or connections can take advantage of the cafés, bars and restaurants spread around Palermo Airport. These include Bar Chef Express, Bar My Chef, Pizzeria My Chef and a large self-service restaurant.