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Airport Hours and Location

Milan Malpensa Airport is an international airport that is open 24 hours a day. The airport, the largest of three in Milan, is located about 24 miles (38 kilometers) northwest of central Milan and 17 miles (28 kilometers) south of the Swiss border, at 21010 Ferno, Province of Varese, Italy.

Nearby Aircraft

Private jets available for charter to and from Milan Malpensa Airport include the Citation CJ2+ and Hawker 400XP light jets, the Gulfstream G150 and Learjet 60XR midsize jets and the Gulfstream IV and Challenger 850 large jets.

Runways

Milan Malpensa Airport has two asphalt runways. The longer runway is 12,861 feet (3,920 meters) long and 197 feet (60 meters) wide. The elevation of Milan Malpensa Airport is 768 feet (234 meters).

Airport Amenities

The amenities at Milan Malpensa Airport include an array of shops and restaurants, concierge services and exclusive lounges. Private jet charter flyers at the airport can also get vehicle-to-plane ramp access and luxury ground transportation services.

Private Jet Charter to and from Malpensa Airport

Paramount Business Jets offers private jet charter flights and luxury airliner charters to and from Malpensa Airport.

Milan Malpensa Airport, which is located about 30 miles northwest of Milan’s business center, is the largest international airport of the four located in the Milan metropolitan area in northern Italy.

It is not the closest airport to Milan – Milan Linate is – but it is the busiest. In fact, it is the second most important airport in Italy after Fiumicino Airport in Rome.

Located in the province of Varese, Malpensa serves about 22 million passengers a year, including those from nearby Switzerland.

While Milan has become synonymous with haute couture – it is considered one of the Big Four fashion cities of the world – many elite flyers charter private jets into Milan because it is the home of Italy’s national stock exchange. The second largest city in Italy, after Rome, Milan is the country’s financial hub.

It is easy to charter a private jet to the other airports in Italy or anywhere in the world at Malpensa.

What is the airport code for Milan Malpensa International Airport?

The ICAO code for Milan Malpensa Airport is LIMC and its IATA code is MXP.

Airport Information

FBOs at MXP

There are two fixed-base operators at Milan Malpensa Airport, Sky Services and Universal Aviation.

Customs, immigration and quarantine clearance is required for arrivals and departures from and to countries outside the European Union.

Since Milan Malpensa has no dedicated general aviation terminal (general aviation shares space in Terminal 2 with EasyJet), clearance must take place in the respective FBO offices in that terminal. During busy hours, clearance can take up to a half hour so it is recommended that you request fast track clearance in advance. That will eliminate wait times.

Sky Services

Sky Services FBO

Sky Services FBO at LIMC. Picture Source.

Sky Services boasts of being the most expansive Italian FBO network. In addition to its FBO SKY operation at Milan Malpensa, it also has FBOs in Milan Linate, Milan Bresso, Venice, Verona, Treviso, Rome, Naples, Naples North, Salerno Amalfi Coast, Siena, Capua, Bari and Brindisi. Sky Services has 20 years of experience handling private jets with refueling services at 34 airports. Its trained staff is fluent in many languages.

Its services include:

  • Administration and airport slots
  • Aircraft security
  • Assistance with landing permits, etc.
  • Catering – a range of inflight meals from authentic regional dishes to vegetarian meals to Asian and Middle Eastern dishes is available. All meals are prepared fresh and supplied in catering containers directly on board.
  • Cleaning aircraft
  • Customer service
  • De-icing
  • GPU
  • Landing permits
  • Lavatory and water servicing
  • Marshalling
  • Meeting room
  • Multi-lingual and highly trained staff
  • PPR
  • Push-back
  • Ramp service
  • Refueling
  • Snooze room
  • Technical assistance
  • Value-added services -- like flower arrangements, laundry, linen, dishwashing, international magazines and newspapers.
  • VIP lounge
  • VIP transportation
  • Wing walking man

Universal Aviation

Universal Aviation FBO

Universal Aviation FBO at LIMC. Picture Source.

Universal Aviation, which has FBO and ground support locations in 20 countries, is the other of the two FBOs at Milano Malpensa Airport. It has facilities at three other airports in Italy, Milan Linate, Rome Ciampino and Venice Marco Polo.

It was the first company in Italy dedicated to business and general aviation and credits its success to listening to customers and offering the flexibility they want.

There are no conference rooms or direct ramp access available for Universal customers at Milan Malpensa. Amenities include:

  • Baggage handling
  • Computerized worldwide weather briefings
  • Crew accommodation arrangements
  • Customs and immigration
  • Italian and English spoken
  • Lavatory service
  • Limousine service and car rental
  • Maintenance
  • Permit coordination
  • Security arrangements
  • VIP crew lounge
  • VIP passenger lounge
  • Wi-Fi

Hire a private jet to Milan Fashion Week

There are many reasons to rent a private jet into Milan Malpensa Airport but perhaps none as well known – and busy – as Milan Fashion Week. It draws many general aviation and private jets.

Milan Fashion Week, which was first held in 1958, is part of the Big Four fashion weeks held around the world every year. Twice a year, Milan joins New York, London and Paris to unveil designers’ lines of collections, one for spring and summer fashions, the other for fall and winter.

The spring/summer show is held in late September; the fall/winter show in late February.

There are also Men’s Fashion Weeks. Milano Moda Uomo displays international menswear trends and up-and-coming brands in Italian fashion. Fall/winter is held in mid-January; spring/summer in mid-June.

Tourists flock to the city – many by chartering private jets into MXP -- as more than 40 shows each season are presented on runways in the elegant venues, including palaces.

During the fashion weeks, there is high demand for private jet parking and crew accommodations. Because so many people charter private jets into Milan Malpensa for the fashion events, it is recommended that you make arrangements as soon as possible. Malpensa and Linate are the preferred – and busiest -- Milan airports. They both operate 24/7.

Malpensa (LIMC) is the best airport to use if you have a very large aircraft. Malpensa can handle any size aircraft overnight. (While Linate restricts overnight parking to aircraft no larger than a Boeing 737-900.)

Even though LIMC has no dedicated general aviation apron, general aviation parking is rarely an issue. By the way, you can arrange (unarmed) airport guards for your aircraft with advance notice. Another plus is that most LIMC parking stands do not require push backs.

Fuel is available 24/7 but you might want to avoid the peak refueling periods of early morning and late evening when there can be refueling delays of up to 40 minutes.

Once on the ground, your FBO can arrange transportation to get to Milan Fashion Week. Most private jet flyers arrange a car with a driver.

All passengers and crew arriving from outside the Schengen region must present passports with validity of at least 90 days beyond intended departure.

Crew members of chartered private jets into Milan Malpensa do not require visas for Italy if they have valid passports and IATA-approved crew IDs.

Other elite events in Milan

The Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este draws millionaires and billionaires to see some of the world’s rarest and most valuable historic cars.

First held in 1929, the heyday of aristocratic cars, it has become a tradition for the rich and famous.

The Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este owes its place atop the world’s prestigious historic car shows to its elegance, its storied tradition and its location at the beautiful Grand Hotel Villa d’Este on the shores of Lake Como.

The prestigious event is about much more than cars. The participants and aficionados in attendance, the surrounding gardens, the buildings of the Villa d’Este and Villa Erba and Lake Como give the event an air of aristocracy not felt at other car events.

It is held at the end of May with more than 50 historic cars, built between the 1920s and 1980s, on display. Lake Como is about 50 miles from Milan Malpensa Airport.

Another must-see event for the A-list travelers chartering private jets to Milan Malpensa Airport is Opening night of La Scala

Once the place to see and be seen by 18th-century Milanese nobles, opening night of La Scala opera season is now the place to see and be seen by a modern and moneyed crowd.

Considered by many to be the high society event of Milan, opening night takes place every December 7, in honor of St. Ambrose, the patron saint of Milan.

It marks the beginning of a season of drama, symphony and elite crowds that runs through May.

Visitors can rent a private car or limousine or take the 39-minute train ride from Malpensa to La Scala.

Teatro alla Scala, as the Italians call it, has great historical and social importance to Milan and the entire international opera community. A short documentary made in association with The Guardian will help you understand the history and elegance of the famous La Scala Theater.

If you are chartering a private jet into Milan, the one touristy must-see is The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci in the Cathedral of Santa Maria Nascente, which the Milanese call “Il Duomo.” With a capacity of 40,000, it is one of the largest churches in the world.

The Last Supper is a true mural, painted directly on the wall of the church by Leonardo da Vinci in 1494-1498. To help preserve the painting, which represents the last meal Jesus had with his disciples, only 25 people at a time are allowed in the dining hall of the former Dominican convent where it is located.

Its massive size reflects its massive appeal. It is 15 feet tall and 30 feet wide.

ICAO LIMC
IATA MXP
LOCATION Milan, Italy
FACILITY TYPE AIRPORT

Runway information

Runway Length (ft) Width (ft) Surface Type Elevation (ft)
35L/17R 12861 197 ASP 766.4918
35R/17L 12861 197 ASP 766.4918

FBOs at Malpensa Airport, LIMC, MXP

Name Address Phone Website
General Aviation Handling Co. (390) 240-9630
Universal Aviation TERMINAL 2, DEPARTURE BUILDING +39 02 7486 5620
G S Aviation (390) 258-3656
Societa E Aeroportuali (390) 286-8115
Sky Services Sky Services Milan Malpensa Airport Terminal 2 / Arrival Area +39 02 5858 3584
Argos Vip +39 3487 4167 27
Ata Italia +39 02 5063661 http://www.ata-italia.it/

METAR Weather Data

Malpensa Airport
  • Weather Sunny
  • Observed 10:23 AM
  • Temperature 5 °C, 41 °F
  • Preticipation 0.0 mm
  • Humidity 70%
  • Pressure 1024 mb
  • Cloud Cover 0%
  • Visibility 8%
  • Wind Speed: 4mph, 6km/h
  • Wind Direction: 240°, WSW

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do I have to stop for customs when I fly on a private jet?

    Passengers on all international private charter flights will have to stop at customs. In certain countries, you may have to go through customs at a specific port of entry; for example, you must stop in Tahiti to perform customs checks en route to Bora Bora. You’ll also need to stop at the first port of entry when entering the U.S. from Mexico.
  • How much rest does the crew need before they can depart again?

    Crew members are required to have a 10-hour rest period within each 24-hour cycle. The maximum duty day is 14 hours and must be followed by a 10-hour rest period at their hotel. When scheduling a flight, operators usually account for 12 hours of rest instead of 10. These extra two hours allow the crew time to get to their hotel, rest for the required time, and return to the airport.
  • How long does a fuel stop for a private jet flight take?

    The average fuel stop takes 45–60 minutes. To speed up fuel stops, the operator, or pilots may call ahead, so a fuel truck is waiting for the aircraft on arrival. For smaller jets, a fuel stop can take as little as 30 minutes.
  • Will my private jet charter use the same airport as a commercial airline?

    No. When you charter a private jet, you generally fly into a private airport. However, you could access the same airports as a commercial airline if you request to do so or if there are no private airport options. However, using a large mainstream airport like Los Angeles International or London Heathrow is often a bad choice for private jets, as flying to a smaller regional private airport is much faster and often makes for a more luxurious experience.
  • Is the age of an aircraft a safety factor?

    Aircraft age is not a safety factor. However, if the aircraft is older and hasn’t been refurbished properly, it may cause flyers some inconvenience, such as overheating, faulty air conditioning, or faulty plumbing in the lavatory.
  • How much luggage am I allowed to bring on a private jet?

    As a rule of thumb, each seat on a light or midsize jet equates to one passenger and one item of luggage. Each item of luggage is considered to be the standard 23 kilograms, or about 50 lbs. Large jets are designed for long-range trips, which typically involve longer stays, so you can carry more than one item of luggage per person.
  • Are there aircraft that are wheelchair accessible?

    There are many aircraft that are wheelchair accessible. Most of them are large jets or above and have a straight aisle. If the jet has a zigzag aisle – like the Falcon 900 – it will be difficult to maneuver the wheelchair onboard the aircraft. You’ll also need the right type of wheelchair; many motorized wheelchairs won’t fit and can’t be collapsed. If this is the case, you’ll need a smaller, temporary wheelchair. Some aircraft operators have smaller wheelchairs that can be used. Please speak with your Paramount private jet expert to review your aircraft options.
  • Can I fly with large sums of cash?

    Yes, you can. This is a common occurrence for many private jet clients. You can fly with up to $5 million in cash as long as you declare that cash when coming through customs. For domestic trips, there’s no limit and no need to declare it.
  • Which private jets come with flight attendants?

    In the United States, large jets and above are required to have flight attendants onboard; in Europe, flight attendants are used on midsize jets and above. Flight attendants require their own seats. Larger jets and above have a jump seat near the cockpit for the flight attendant to use, meaning the attendant generally stays out of the cabin.
  • Which airports offer ramp access, allowing the client to drive their car right up to their private jet?

    Private jet clients can often have a limo drive them right up to the private jet, or even drive their own car to the plane. That said, different airports have different policies, and some may not offer ramp access. Please speak with your Paramount Aviation Advisor to review your options for a given trip.
  • Do private jets come with Wi-Fi?

    Many private jets do have Wi-Fi, and it’s increasingly available free of charge on U.S. domestic flights. On international flights, prices range from $3.00-$8.50 USD per megabyte used. This means that opening up social media sites that are rich in images and videos could quickly cost you $20 – and downloading a feature-length movie could cost thousands!
  • When is on-demand private jet charter better than buying a block of hours?

    Private jet charter can be a lot cheaper than buying a block of hours for a one-way flight, as you can access floating fleets or an empty leg to reduce the cost. With a block of hours, the price covers a round trip. If you only fly one-way, you are effectively paying double.
  • What is a carbon-neutral flight?

    Every aircraft burns jet fuel and emits a certain amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere. This can be offset via one of several carbon offset programs that allow private jet clients to purchase a certain number of carbon credits to offset the emissions from their flights. A carbon-neutral flight is one that offsets the carbon emissions it uses via a formal process.
  • Can I have a flexible departure time for my private jet flight?

    Yes, it is possible to have a flexible departure when flying privately. Operators typically offer a 30-minute to two-hour window, but you can request a longer window as long as it doesn’t interfere with the maximum crew duty day or their next scheduled flight. Please confirm with your Paramount Aviation Advisor at the time of booking your jet.
  • When should I hire a Boeing Business Jet?

    Boeing Business Jets (BBJs) have unique amenities that extend far beyond sheer size and are often equipped with 1-2 bedrooms and 2-3 bathrooms (one more of those bathrooms may even offer stand-up showers.) These airliner-based executive aircraft also feature tall or ‘stand-up’ cabins that are also longer and wider than more typical corporate aircraft.
  • How soon can I have a private jet ready from the time I call in the request?

    Generally speaking, with as little as 4 hours of notice. However, we have had wheels up in as little as 32 minutes from the time our client called us to book the flight and had them in the air. It depends on a few factors, such as how long it takes for the pilots to arrive at the airport (generally, there is a 2-hour call-out time for the pilots), and whether the aircraft is ready to go at the airport with no repositioning needed. Our Jet Card members enjoy faster booking since they have funds on account and can confirm a flight with a simple email.
  • Can I access my luggage while in flight?

    On most private jets, you will be able to access your luggage during the flight. That’s because luggage and passengers are situated on the same level. This is in contrast to commercial airlines, where checked luggage is stored in a cargo hold. On large private jets, luggage is often stored in a compartment behind the lavatory, which means easy access to your bags.
  • When are private jet charter landing and takeoff slots applicable?

    A landing or takeoff slot is simply a small window of time in which your aircraft is scheduled to fly in or out of the airport. You will need a landing and takeoff slot if you fly to a high-density airport in the United States or one that is hosting a special event with a significant number of aircraft arriving and departing. If you’re flying internationally, you will need a landing and takeoff slot for all major European cities. Please check with your Paramount Aviation Advisor at the time of booking for a specific route.
  • What kind of in-flight catering is available on a private jet?

    Other than the standard snacks and drinks, you can order local cuisine options for your catering on board. In short, anything that doesn’t need to be cooked can be ordered; hot food must be precooked and then warmed on board.
  • Can I bring pets with me on private jet flights?

    Of course! Just let us know in advance. The majority of the operators and aircraft owners allow pets onboard. In some cases, a small cleaning fee may apply. That said, there are specific requirements that must be met when traveling with your pet, including making sure that all documentation and vaccination records for your pet(s) are correct and up-to-date. Dogs and cats must also be at least eight weeks old and weaned when traveling within the U.S.
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