Archive for March, 2011

Trapani TPS airport closed. war gaddafi libya Italy sicily

Trapani TPS airport closed to civil aviation this afternoon Sunday 20/3/11 until further notice,   in preparation for international military action towards Libya. If  you are flying with Ryanair to Trapani TPS you will probably be diverted to Palermo PMO, (Trapani airport is also a military airport hence its closure). Not that you should panic visiting Sicily, but it is a strategic base in the current war with Libya along with the NATO base Sigonella. There has been increased military air action over the last 24 hours, quite strange actually for such a peacful area.

UPDATE : TPS Closed till 31st March inclusive. Airport opens as from 1st April….and no its not an Aprils Fools joke !! But not all flights will arrive and take off from Trapani, that is some will still operate from/into Palermo until 10/4/11.

You need to check the day and flight number here on the Ryanair website to be sure where you will land/take off.

ps: there is a shuttle bus operating between both airports for transfers.

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Italy 150 years state celebrations

Italy 150 years : Today Italy is celebrating 150 years as a united country. A national holiday was agreed at the last minute. Celebrations are taking place across the country. Turino (Turin) is the official 1st capital of Italy, some say it was Salemi in Sicily (if only for 1 day), where Garibaldi declared the unification of Italy.  The official celebrations website is here at Italy.

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