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Trapani-Birgi Airport

Trapani-Birgi Airport
Airport information
 Location of the airport in Sicily
Airport typeMilitary/Public
Elevation8 m (25 ft)

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Vincenzo Florio Airport , also known as Trapani-Birgi Airport and Birgi Airport, is an airport serving Trapani, Italy. Located between Trapani and Marsala It is one of the five civil airports in Sicily, but is also used for military purposes. The airport is a base for the 37st Wing and is also used as one of the four forward operating bases (FOBs) used by the NATO Airborne Early Warning and Control stationed out of NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen in Geilenkirchen, Germany. The civil airport is named after Sicilian wine industrialist and automobile enthusiast Vincenzo Florio, while the military airfield is intitoled to the Italian aviator Livio Bassi.

The airport is located 8 NM south of Trapani, and opened in the early 1960s. After a long period of inactivity the airport was relaunched by the Province of Trapani in 2003, and now hosts several flights, mainly low-cost connections.

In 2010, 1,682,991 passengers passed through the airport, making it the third busiest airport in Sicily.

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