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Palermo Airport

Airport information
ICAOLICJ  Location of airport in Sicily
Airport typePublic
ServesPalermo, Sicily, Italy
Elevation20 m (65 ft)

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Palermo Airport , also known as Falcone-Borsellino Airport and Punta Raisi Airport is located at Punta Raisi, 19 NM west northwest of Palermo, the capital city of the Italian island of Sicily. The airport is one of the busiest in Italy, with 4,367,342 passengers handled in 2010.

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 m 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).

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