Amalfi Coast to have own airport from July 2024

Italy’s Amalfi Coast has long been one of our client’s favourite destinations, so we’re excited to hear that traveling there will become much easier this summer thanks to a newly revamped airport that will welcome its first international flights in July 2024. Its charming Italian villages and timeless, sweeping sea views have delighted millions of tourists for years, but it has always been notoriously difficult to reach by plane, with many travelling by train from Rome via a change of trains in Naples. However, that is about to change.

As of July 2024, the Amalfi Coast will have its commercial airport, Salerno Costa d’Amalfi Airport (QSR), which will revolutionize travel to the region. The airport is situated 45km south of the town of Amalfi and 21km away from the city of Salerno. The new international airport is built on an airfield that has served as a military airport, flying school, firefighting center, and private airfield over the last hundred years. This summer, however, Salerno Costa d’Amalfi Airport is set to start running international services, which will likely represent a significant tourist boost to a much-loved travel destination. The runway has been extended to 2,000 meters (6,561 feet), and further renovations are in the pipeline. Work on a brand-new passenger terminal is underway, and major investment has been secured to continue developing the airport until 2043.

Starting July 11, Spanish low-cost carrier Volotea will begin flights to Salerno Costa d’Amalfi Airport from Cagliari (CAG) in Italy and Nantes (NTE) in France. Flights from Verona (VRN) and Catania (CTA) are scheduled to begin in September. There’s no word yet on whether the biggest low cost airlines like Easyjet and Ryanair will be servicing the new airport.

The journey from the new Salerno airport to Amalfi is expected to take around an hour, whereas the current drive from Naples International Airport can take up to two hours during the summer rush.

When development is finished at Salerno Costa d’Amalfi Airport, it should have the capacity for up to 6 million passengers a year.