The New Salerno Costa d’Amalfi Airport

Low-cost airlines announce their summer ‘24 flight schedules to Salerno’s Costa d’Amalfi Airport.

Does Salerno have an airport?

Many visitors are unaware that there are, in fact, two airports serving Salerno and the region of Campania: Naples International Airport, called Naples Capodichino Airport, which operates flights worldwide, and the smaller Salerno Costa d’Amalfi Airport.

Over the years, articles in the travel press have referred to Salerno’s Costa d’Amalfi Airport and the expansion of this well-positioned but not-so-well-served airport in Campania—until now! We have updated this article with breaking news regarding the opening of the Amalfi Coast’s new airport.

Salerno Airport opens this summer 

March 2024

If you’ve been eagerly hitting the refresh button to see when the new Salerno Airport opens, Easyjet’s recent announcement will excite those looking to fly directly from the UK to one of the most beautiful regions in Italy. The first flight from London Gatwick to Amalfi Coast’s—Salerno Airport will land on July 13th.

With a flying time of just 2 hours 40 minutes, you can be seated for a spot of al fresco dining and a refreshing Aperol Spritz by lunchtime!

Ali Gayward, easyJet Country Manager, commented: “We are particularly excited to welcome a new destination to our network, with a unique connection from the UK to Salerno’s Amalfi coast airport serving one of the most iconic, scenic parts of Italy from London Gatwick.”

February 2024

UPDATED: 02.19.24. Barcelona-based airline Volotea has announced four routes starting this summer. Operating a fleet of Airbus A319 and A320s, the airline’s online booking system shows twice-weekly flights in July and August to Cagliari Airport in Sardinia and Nantes Airport in France. From September until the beginning of November, there will be twice-weekly flights to Verona in Italy and Catania in Sicily. 

January 2024

The New Year has arrived with exciting chatter around the opening date of the new Salerno-Costa d’Amalfi airport. In January 2024, the Italian daily newspaper Il Mattino announced that the new airport, located one hour’s drive south of Naples International Airport, will be operational from July 1st 2024.

Italian Air Navigation Service Provider ENAV has granted the necessary authorization to allow aircraft to carry out essential flight operations this summer and expects around 400,000 passengers to pass through Salerno-Costa d’Amalfi airport. Work is still ongoing on the new passenger arrival terminal and service infrastructure. Still, once this airport is fully operational, it will take the pressure off Southern Italy’s main Naples Airport, which, according to figures by Naples and Salerno Airport Management Company GESAC saw 12,394,911 passengers pass through Naples Airport in 2023 alone.

plane on runway in front of crossing against sunset

December 2023

At the end of last year, the Italian newspaper La Repubblica ran an article excitedly announcing that a new terminal, external roads, and metro links were to be constructed in 2022, with 94 million euros earmarked for the project. The current runway is expected to be extended to 2,200 meters by 2024. The projected number of passengers has been estimated to reach 6 million by 2030.

Salerno Costa d’Amalfi Airport is located in the city of Salerno, Italy. It is a regional airport that serves the Campania region and southern Italy and is the second largest airport in Campania, after Naples Capodichino Airport.

The History of Salerno Airport

1926 saw the airport’s inauguration by Italy’s military airforce (Aeronautica Militare). Used as a flight training facility from 1933, it was then a military air base during the Second World War until 1945. After the war, Salerno airfield became a commercial airport again, operating flights over the years from a small number of airlines, including Alitalia, and small private jets mainly operating charter flights and domestic flights to destinations such as Palermo, Catania, Olbia, and Trapani.

Facilities at Salerno Airport

Development of the airport in later years allowed civil traffic on a large scale, and the airport website lists several facilities catering to passenger needs.

Man sat in airport with feet up on suitcase looking out through window with plane taking off
  • Four check-in desks
  • Two boarding areas
  • Luggage carousels
  • VIP Lounge
  • Bank ATM
  • Food and drink vending machines
  • Car Park

There is a car park with 150 parking spaces located directly in front of the airport, and the parking is free.

With more upgrade works planned and a brand new terminal on the drawing board, the airport will offer another exciting destination for those looking to explore southern Italy. It will cut down the transfer time to places like the Cilentan Coast and the stunning beaches and villages along Italy’s stunning southern coastline.

How to Get to Salerno Costa d’Amalfi Airport

To locate Salerno Costa d’Amalfi Airport, enter in Google Maps or on your Sat Nav the following address:

Aeroportio Salerno Costa d’Amalfi,
Via Olmo,
Pontecagnano Faiano,
Salerno, 84090



By Car

Salerno Orbital Road (southbound):

  • Follow Road Signs to A3 “Salerno – Reggio Calabria” Highway – direction “Reggio Calabria”
  • Take the Exit signposted: PONTECAGNANO SUD – AEROPORTO
  • Take the S.S.18 road – southbound towards Bellizzi-Battipaglia
  • Turn right after approximately 150m and take the Railway underpass
  • Take a left at the exit of the Railway underpass turn and proceed straight for 1500m until you reach “Aeroporto di Salerno – Costa d’Amalfi.”

Salerno to Naples Airport Train

Currently, you can reach Salerno airport by taking a regional rail link or IntercityPlus to Pontecagnano railway station, followed by a 6km taxi or bus ride to the airport. According to the recent article in La Repubblica newspaper, the new upgrades will include an extension of the Salerno metro straight to the airport terminal, making it easier to transfer to and from Naples.

Distances from Salerno Costa d’Amalfi Airport

  • Agropoli – 45km
  • Naples – 63km
  • Ravello – 48km
  • Paestum – 35km
  • Positano – 45km
  • Amalfi – 35km

Airlines & routes operating from Costa d’Amalfi Airport

As of March 2024, we have been advised that the following flights will commence to and from Costa d’Amalfi Airport this summer.

UK Flights

Starting July 13th and flying until October 26th, easyJet will operate from London Gatwick to Costa d’Amalfi Airport twice weekly on Tuesdays and Saturdays.

Flying from France

Costa d’Amalfi flights to and from Nantes with Volotea commence on July 11th and continue on Saturdays and Wednesdays throughout July and August. The average flight duration is 2 hours and 25 minutes.

Flights to other Italy destinations 

If you start planning your itinerary to Campania, it’s worth checking out the recently announced Italian flights. You could even make it a two-center stay!

Voltea is flying out of Salerno’s new airport to:

  • Verona and Catania (in Sicily) twice weekly on Mondays and Fridays from September 2nd to November 4th.
  • Flights to and from Cagliari (Sardinia) will operate on Wednesdays and Saturdays from July 13th – August 31st.

EasyJet will fly from Costa d’Amalfi airport to:

  • Milan twice a week on Thursdays and Mondays throughout July and August, commencing on July 11th and continuing through September and October on Fridays and Mondays.

We’ll be watching for upcoming announcements about whether Ryanair will join EasyJet and fly out of this brand-new Italian hub.

Property in Campania

The predicted expansion to Salerno Costa d’Amalfi Airport is exciting news for visitors to Campania. Property owners around Agropoli will benefit from a shorter airport transfer than from Naples International Airport, potentially shaving one hour off the journey. With the announcement of new routes from both Volotea and easyJet, exploring Italy and beyond just became a lot more exciting. 

With the new Salerno Airport opening to commercial airlines again this year, now is the perfect time to explore more of “the real” Italy. Home to some of the country’s largest National Parks, Campania is a hiker’s paradise. With UNESCO World Heritage Sites and the stunning Cilento Coast under its belt, you can add visiting the world’s largest Greek Temples and picturesque mountain and seaside villages to your list. Linger longer in the beautiful towns of Agropoli, Ogliastro Cilento, Campagna, Santa Maria di Castellabate, and Acciaroli for a taste of authentic Italy.

Check back for the most up-to-date information on new developments regarding the new Salerno Costa d’Amalfi Airport. In the meantime, head to the Pinelli properties for a collection of luxury properties available through co-ownership. All are exquisitely furnished, in stunning locations, fully managed, and ready for your arrival. 


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