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Palermo-Boccadifalco Airport
"Emanuele Notarbartolo" Airport
A view of part of the airport with a Sukhoi-31 in the foreground
IATA: none – ICAO: LICP
Summary
Airport type Public & Police
Elevation AMSL 345 ft / 105 m
Coordinates 38°07′06″N 13°18′47″E / 38.11833°N 13.31306°E / 38.11833; 13.31306Coordinates: 38°07′06″N 13°18′47″E / 38.11833°N 13.31306°E / 38.11833; 13.31306
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
17/35 8,852 1,220 Asphalt

Palermo-Boccadifalco Airport (ICAO: LICP), also known as Emanuele Notarbartolo Airport, is the elder of two facilities which serve the Sicilian capital Palermo, in Italy. Located on the outskirts of the city, just before Monte Cuccio, it is one of the oldest airports in the country. Today it houses a Botanical garden and an ancient villa. The latter is used as the Officer's Club by the Italian Aeronautica Militare (Airforce).


Map of the airport.
Map of the airport.

History

The airport was built during the early 1920s and became the base of the Italian Regia Aeronautica with Palermo as the headquarters of the 4th Aerial Zone. After being seized by Allied forces during the Invasion of Sicily (Operation Husky) in July 1943, it was used by the United States Army Air Forces Twelfth Air Force as a combat airfield. The 52d Fighter Group flew Supermarine Spitfires from the airport from the end of July until December 1943. It was turned back over to Italian authorities after the Americans advanced north into Italy.

After the war, it was Palermo's main airport and the third busiest in Italy. 1960 saw the opening of Palermo International Airport 33  km west of the city; it was also called Punta Raisi Airport. The original site was under joint military-civil use until 1 January 2009, when the Italian aviation authority ENAC, acquired sole use of the airport.


Road sign for the airport.
Road sign for the airport.

Some wreckage from the 2005 crash of Tuninter Flight 1153 was stored at the airport.

Airlines and destinations

The airport is still used for internal flights to the Enna Water-Aerodrome on (Nicoletti Lake) and to the Aeolian Islands (operated with amphibious aircraft).

Frequencies

  • Boccadifalco (without flight control) 122.600 MHz
  • Punta Raisi Monitor 119.050 MHz
  • Palermo Radar 120.200 MHz


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General Info
Country Italy
ICAO ID LICP
Time UTC+1(+2DT)
Latitude 38.110833
38° 06' 39.00" N
Longitude 13.313333
013° 18' 48.00" E
Elevation 345 feet
105 meters
Magnetic Variation 001° E (01/06)
Operating Agency MILITARY
Alternate Name PALERMO BOCCADIFALCO
Near City Palermo
Operating Hours SEE REMARKS FOR OPERATING HOURS OR COMMUNICATIONS FOR POSSIBLE HOURS
Daylight Saving Time Last Sunday in March to last Sunday in October


Communications
RAISI APP
Opr H24
120.2
387.45
AFIS 122.1
122.6
257.8
338.0


Runways
ID Dimensions Surface PCN ILS
17/35 4016 x 148 feet
1224 x 45 meters
ASPHALT - NO


Remarks
CSTMS/AG/IMG O/R
OPR HOURS Opr 0700Z++-SS
RSTD No ldg Rwy 35.



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