Milan Fashion Week 2023 – Business Aviation Planning Guide
Milan Fashion Week is a semi-annual clothing trade show held in Milan during spring and fall. The upcoming September 19-25 runway event debuts the latest from different fashion houses for the upcoming Spring/Summer season. Because this is one of the “Big 4” international fashion events, it tends to be a draw for business aviation.
If you are operating to Milan for this event or during this period, we recommend that trip planning arrangements begin as soon as possible. Our Universal Aviation Italy office is ready to help and assist.
The following is an overview of what you need to know:
Best Milan Fashion Week airport options
Because Linate (LIML) is much closer to downtown Milan where the Fashion Week events will be held, it is often the preferred option for business aircraft operators attending the event.
Malpensa (LIMC) is also business-aviation-friendly and can accommodate larger wide-body aircraft.
During Milan Fashion Week, general aviation (GA) parking is not expected to be an issue at either airport.
You can read more about operating to Milan in our business aviation destination guide.
Hotels, catering, and local transport
For local transport, during Milan Fashion Week, we recommend prepaid transport (car with driver) or public taxis arranged by your ground handler. You can get a free quote for ground transportation through Universal-Drivania Chauffeurs.
Preferred hotels in central Milan may be sold out during Milan Fashion Week. However, both 4- and 5-star international chain hotel options are available close to LIML and LIMC, in some cases just by the Main and GA terminal.
Caterers are available at both airports, and your ground handler can provide menus on request.
For information on catering options, you can contact Air Culinaire Worldwide.
While we do not expect operators to encounter overnight parking issues at either LIML or LIMC during the upcoming Milan Fashion Week, but it’s always best to confirm parking and required services as early as possible. Also, hotels will be in high demand, so it’s recommended that this is obtained in advance.
Universal Aviation Italy has two locations in Milan at Linate and Malpensa and can assist with all of your needs on the ground.