Having served as a military airfield during the Second World War, Verona Villafranca began operating as a civil airport in the early sixties
Verona Airport Master Plan
Having served as a military airfield during the Second World War, Verona Villafranca began operating as a civil airport in the early sixties, hosting a number of charter flights from northern Europe and offering daily connections to Rome. By the end of the seventies, the Province, the City and the Chamber of Commerce of Verona had developed the first corporate project aimed at transforming the structure into an actual civil airport.
This resulted in the establishment of the management company Aeroporto Valerio Catullo Villafranca SpA in December of 1978. The company is also partly owned by the municipalities in which the airport is situated, or rather Villafranca and Sommacampagna, by the Provinces of Verona, Trento, Brescia, Bolzano and Mantua, as well as by a number of the territory's other institutional and economic organizations, such as the catchment area's Chambers of Commerce and Employers Federations (Confindustria).