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Italy’s Amalfi Coast is getting its own airport in time for the summer


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Getting to Italy’s most iconic spot is going to be easier this year.

If you’ve ever visited Italy’s Amalfi Coast, you know that travelling there is no easy feat. First, you need to catch a flight to Naples and from there the easiest way to reach cities like Amalfi and Positano is by train or bus. Both of these are neither quick nor reliable and are often overcrowded during peak season. 

Thankfully, getting to one of Italy’s most iconic spots is about to get easier. Salerno Costa d’Amalfi Airport – which has previously functioned as a military airport, flying school, firefighting centre and private airport since it was built in 1926 and closed in 2016 – has undergone a massive facelift and will begin functioning as a commercial airport as early as June. 

The runway has been extended to accommodate commercial planes. Work is still underway on a new passenger terminal, which is expected to be completed by 2027. In the meantime, from this summer Spanish budget airline Volotea will launch commercial flights from Salerno Coasta d’Amalfi Airport. Initially, flights will connect the famous coastline with Cagliari, in Italy and Nantes in France. Flights from Verona and Catania are anticipated to begin in September. 

Developments on the airport will continue until 2043 with the hope that it will be able to process up to six million passengers a year.

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