Located in northern Italy’s Lombardy region, Milan’s sprawling metropolis is the largest in Italy. Rome may be Italy’s political capital, but Milan is the country’s industrial and financial heart. Home to Italy’s Stock Exchange and the headquarters of national and international banks and companies, Milan receives a large number of travelers arriving by private charter.
Laying claim to the third largest – and fastest growing – economy in Europe is not the only draw for charter flights to Milan. The Gothic Duomo di Milano cathedral and the Santa Maria delle Grazie convent, which houses Leonardo da Vinci’s mural “The Last Supper,” testify to centuries of art and culture in Milan. The city is home to the prestigious La Scala opera house which since its inauguration in 1778 has premiered numerous world-famous operas.
Perhaps Milan’s biggest lure to those traveling by private jet charter is its shopping. Milan is recognized as the global capital of fashion and design, headquarters for the most prominent Italian brands, including Gucci, Versace, Armani, Valentino and Prada. Twice a year, the city hosts Milan Fashion Week, which is regarded as one of the most important events in the international fashion industry.
Milan Malpensa Airport (LIMC, MXP), 51km northwest of Milan in the city of Ferno is the main commercial airport serving Milan. Travelers arriving on private flights from outside the EU must use this airport. However, for private charter flights originating within the EU, the preferred airport for arrival is Milan Linate Airport (LIML, LIN). Located within the city limits of Milan, Linate Airport is just 9km from the city center providing private charter travelers quick and easy access to the city.