There are two major airports in Sicily the Catania airport and Palermo airport. Both are well-equipped, offering travellers a standard set of services, including a number of banking and currency exchange facilities.
Banks in Palermo Airport
Palermo airport, also known as Punta Raisi Airport or Falcone-Borsellino Airport, is ranked the seventh busiest airport in Italy.
If you happen to be in need of banking services at this airport then you can check out the Bank of Sicily located on the terminal ground floor. This bank branch opens from 08.30-13.00 and 14.45-19.15 each day, except Sundays and public holidays.
The two ATM machines are located in the Arrivals Hall. One of the machines, however, can also be used for foreign exchange.
There is also Banca Nuova located on the second floor of the terminal in the Departures Area. Banca Nuova is open from Monday to Friday between 08:30 and 13:45, and from 15:05 to 16:20. It is closed on bank holidays.
Cash machines of Banca Nuova are also in the Departures Area.
The following banks have cash machines in various places within the airport:
- Credito Siciliano ATM – Check in B area
- Unicredit – Departure hall
- Postamat – Check-In Area B on the first floor
The Bureau de Change is situated in Check-In Area A and is open every day, except Sundays and bank holidays, between 07:00 and 21:00.
Banks in Catania Airport
Catania Fontana-Rossa airport (also referred to Vincenzo Bellini airport) is about 2.3 NM south-west of Catania, the second largest city in Sicily. The airport is named after the opera composer Vincenzo Bellini whose birth place was Catania.
The Bank of Sicily is the only banking facility existing at the airport. The bank customer care number can be accessed through +38 095 349722.
A foreign exchange cash dispenser run by Travelex is also available, in Arrivals Terminal of Catania Airport.
Also, you can find the following banks and services near the Catania International Airport:
Banca Carige S.P.A. is located at the Mall City Market Catania, Larena.
Its address is:
Via S. Giuseppe la Rena, 67, 95121
Catania CT, Italy.
Credito Siciliano ATM
95100 Catania CT, Italy
Banco Popolare Siciliano
This is a full-fledged bank that can be found at this address:
Via Gelso Bianco,
Catania CT, Italy
Tel: +39 095 574517
In May 2007, the airport was expanded due to the increasing number of passengers. An additional 33 gates were added to the airport, some replacing old facilities. With the investment program in place, and more passengers streaming in, there are plans to increase the number of banking and money dispensing facilities, meaning that the current number is arbitrary.