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Around The World Flight 12, Naples to Palermo

We head south-west to the island of Sicily and the city of Palermo!

Palermo_postcard

We continue the theme of gastronomy as we head south to Sicily and the capital, Palermo. Sicily and Palermo in particular have a long association with fine Italian food. We land at the well equipped Falcone-Borsellino AirportPlaque_Falcone-BorsellinoThe airport was given the name Falcone–Borsellino in memory of the two leading anti-mafia judges Giovanni Falcone and Paolo Borsellino who were murdered by the mafia in 1992. A 1.90m (6ft) diameter plaque featuring their portraits can be found in a departure hall, set into a mosaic of Sicily. Created by the sicilian sculptor Tommaso Geraci, it bears the inscription Giovanni Falcone – Paolo Borsellino – The Others -The Pride of the New Sicily.

Falcone–Borsellino Airport (ICAO: LICJ) or Palermo Airport, formerly Punta Raisi Airport is located at Punta Raisi, 19 NM (35 km; 22 mi) west north-west of Palermo. It is the second Airport of Sicily in terms of passengers after Catania-Fontanarossa Airport, with 4.569.550 passengers handled in 2014.

Flight Information LIRN – LICJ (IFR)
Departure

Naples (LIRN)LIRN-Airport

 

Destination Palermo (LICJ)ATW12_LIRN-LICJ_15
Aircraft Airbus a320neo
Cruising altitude FL280, 28000ft, 8534.4m
Date & Time July 5, 2015 10:30 Zulu
Waypoints & Distance

LIRN GEMMA SOR ROSAS SPUMA MELKI KOLOR LICJ

(174.1nm, 322.2km)

 

Flight Plan &  Scenery Tiles

FP_LIRN-LICJ (PlanG

FP_LIRN-LICJ (PDF)

Scenery Tiles

Photo Gallery

Around The World – leg 12 journey progress:

Next flight: Palermo to Athens >>>

Inspired by: First Class Simulations

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