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Sicily is an island located just off the coast of Italy. Sicily has more than one airport and Italy has several, but the Catania Airport is one of the busiest. It's located close to the city of Catania - about three miles away - Catania being one of Sicily's largest cities. The airport was built in 1924, being the very first airport to service this region, but it had to be moved during the 1940s because of a dire need to expand in size.
Within a mere ten years after the relocation, the airport was again due for expansion because unexpected numbers of passengers were using the airport on a regular basis. This called for expansion once again. Today the airport is even busier. The airport is so busy it recently added a new terminal to help accommodate the six million passengers using the airport. This terminal features added gates and loading bridges to enhance the airport's existing facilities. This project was completed in May of 2007. Even with the recent additions, future plans include expanding the new terminal to make even more space for its growing base of travelers. The expansion needs to take into consideration the rapid expansion of the past. Future plans need to address the possibility of unexpected increase in the number of passengers using the airport in the years to come.
Airport transportation is in abundance at Catania airport; there is a shuttle buss service, a train service that runs into the centre of Catania and taxi's available from outside the terminal. To maximize your trip you may want to hire a car, if so, there are a huge 15 companies that provide rentals from the airport. Some of these are Hertz, Dollar, Easy car, Sixt and Sicily by car. Each offer a fantastic cheap car hire service, and allow you to see all the wonderful attractions Catania has to offer.