ITALY | Venice
Venice Marco Polo Airport
Aircraft ground support at Venice Marco Polo Airport, supporting trips throughout Italy and Croatia
Welcome to Italy!
There is one word I would like our customers to use when describing their experiences with Universal Aviation Italy, and that word is perfect!
As the very first company in Italy dedicated to business and general aviation, we continue to lead the way in our market. I believe this success is due to the fact that we always listen to our customers and offer flexibility and loyalty in our approach.
My team is extremely motivated to maintain the high standards for which we are renowned, and to keep our ground handling and VIP services sleek, efficient, and professional.
Our main facilities are located at Milan Linate, Milan Malpensa, and Rome Ciampino. Additionally, 2012 has seen the opening of our brand-new VIP facility at Venice Marco Polo. Whatever your journey plans, we can coordinate your travel across Italy and Croatia, and when your business day is over, we can even organize your leisure time, booking tours, theater tickets, and concert tickets.
A warm welcome awaits you on your next visit.
Universal Aviation, Italy
Four different ways we can take care of your
ground support needs throughout Italy and Croatia
Ground support capabilities
|Languages spoken||Italian and English|
|Customs and immigration?||Yes – available 24 hours|
|UVair® contract fuel available?||Yes|
|Limousine service and car rental?||Yes|
|Crew accommodation arrangements?||Yes|
|Direct ramp access?||No|
|Computerized worldwide weather briefings?||Yes|
|ACAS/TCAS II:||TCAS ll for all aircraft|
|ICAO Annex 16, Chapter II:||Restrictions in place|
|RNP 5/RNP 10 airspace:||Required|
|8.33 MHz channel spacing:||Required|
|Airport fire protection category:||LIPZ: 8|
Directions to airport from Piazzale Roma
Piazzale Roma is the only place in Venice from where you can arrive by car. From Piazzale Roma, head northeast on Ponte Della Libertà / SR11. Turn right onto SAN GIULIANO / SR14 and follow the signs to AEROPORTO or MARCO POLO. Stay on the right which branch into VIA ORLANDA /SR14 for 7.5 km. The airport entrance will be on your right side.
Directions to airport from Mestre
If you are driving from Mestre, head north on Tangenziale di Mestre / A57. Turn right and follow the signs to AEROPORTO on A27. Turn right onto VIA TRIESTINA / SR11. The airport entrance will be on your left.
Direction to Office
Once you pass the airport entrance, head straight ahead and pass two roundabouts. Turn right and follow the sign to Darsena. The General Aviation Terminal is on your left side at the end of Via Galileo Galilei, just before the dock.
Facility contact information
Aeroporto "Marco Polo"
Via Galileo Galilei 30/1
30173 Tessera Venezia
|Hours of operation||0800 – 2000 (24 hours on request)|
|Airport restrictions?||GAT is open 06:00 – 22:00 local – GA aircraft are allowed to operate 22:00 – 06:00 local however you must request overtime at least 24 hours prior to arrival and a fee of 250 Euro’s will be associated with this request.|
|Noise restrictions?||EU regulations in force|
|Slots required?||No – PPR issued by airport authorities and given directly with handling confirmation|
|VIP passenger lounge?||Yes – by arrangement through a third-party provider|
|VIP crew lounge?||Yes – by arrangement through a third-party provider|
|Refreshments?||Yes – by arrangement through a third-party provider|
Recent articles discussing operating in Italy
from our Operational Insight blog
Italian Formula 1 Grand Prix 2013 – Trip Planning Tips
This is a post by author Lorena Carraro. Lorena is managing director for Universal Aviation Italy, which has FBO and ground support locations at Rome (LIRA), Venice (LIPZ), Milan-Linate (LIML) and Milan-Malpensa (LIMC). Lorena is acting vice president of the Italian Business Aviation Association and an expert on business aircraft operations in Italy. She can… Read more.
Picking the Best GA Airport in Milan, Italy
Milan offers two good airports for business aviation, and both are fairly flexible and accommodating in terms of parking. Linate (LIML) is much closer to downtown Milan – and is often the preferred option for business aircraft operators – but Malpensa (LIMC) is also business-aviation-friendly and can accommodate larger wide-body aircraft… Read more.
Tips for Business Aircraft Ops to Europe in the Summer
Operating to popular European destinations during summer months can be challenging, as you’re often dealing with high demand/limited supply situations. For short-notice trips to busy Mediterranean destinations, it’s critical to begin preparations with your 3rd-party provider and ground handler as early as possible to avoid potential delays… Read more.
Changes in Italian Charter Flight Permit Regulation – Explained
Italy is always a popular destination for charter aircraft operators, especially going into the summer season, and operators to Italy have always faced a somewhat rigorous and time-consuming charter permit application process. Thanks to recent regulatory changes… Read more.
Monaco Grand Prix 2013 – A Quick Rundown for Your Trip Planning
The Formula 1 Grand Prix de Monaco is set for May 23-26. As this is the 71st Monaco Grand Prix, it promises to be yet another very busy and popular event. As Monaco does not have an airport, business aircraft operators will need to consider their options in France. Aircraft parking at nearby airports may… Read more.
Business Aviation Options for the 2013 Cannes Film Festival – A Quick Rundown
The Cannes Film Festival is a very busy time of the year for the Mediterranean region. This year, the festival takes place May 15-26, and it’s important to plan trips to this area in advance. For operators setting up trips to the festival on short notice, there are always airport and… Read more.
Operating to Italy during Summer Months – Part 2: Operating Tips
While short-notice ground handling, fuel and service requests can usually be accommodated for business aircraft visiting Italy during the summer months, it’s preferable to provide at least 24 hours’ notice – especially when operating on weekends. Ground handling personnel are busy during high… Read more.
Operating to Italy during Summer Months – Part 1: Regional Considerations
While Italy is a popular destination all season, General Aviation (GA) movements intensify during peak travel periods, especially at Mediterranean-area locations in the summer. When traveling to Italy during peak season, your best flight and service options will be available with as much advance… Read more.
IMPORTANT UPDATE: Flying into Rome During the Papal Installation Mass (17 – 19 March)
If you are planning to fly into Rome this weekend, please heed the following: Due to the celebrations that will be taking place for the New Pope in Rome on March 19th, 2013 and due to the visiting of ~170 Head of State delegations, the traffic in LIRA/Roma Ciampino for ALL flights, private and commercial… Read more.
Business Aircraft Operations to Rome during the Christmas Holidays
Passengers/crew heading to Rome over the Christmas/New Year’s holiday period can look forward to a warm welcome and unforgettable experience in one of the world’s most beautiful cities. Work with your 3rd-party provider and ground handler as early as possible to organize landing permits, set up… Read more.
Business Jets + Boats: Flying to the Genoa International Boat Show
Salone Nautico Internazionale di Genova (Genoa International Boat Show) is one of the world’s premier boat shows and will be held 6-14 October this year in Genoa. This is a high-traffic period for general aviation (GA) flights. Owing to popularity of nautical tourism along the Italian Riviera, as well as Genoa’s history as a city… Read more.
7 Things to Know About Flying to Milan for Fashion Week
Milan Fashion Week is one of the Big 4 Fashion Weeks internationally, the others being Paris, London and New York, and is held each spring and fall in Milan. This year’s Fall Milan Fashion Week takes place September 19-25, and business aircraft operators can expect congestion at both Milan airports, with aircraft parking limitations and restricted hotel availability… Read more.
9 Tips for Bizav Operations to Italy for the Italian Grand Prix in September
The Italian Grand Prix is one of the oldest and most historic Grand Prix events. The first Italian Grand Prix was held in 1921 in Brescia, Italy – the first such race to be held outside France – and today the world- renowned event takes place at the Grand Prix circuit in Monza. The 2012 Italian Grand Prix runs… Read more.
Alternate Aircraft Parking Locations for Italy During the Summer Months
Italian luxury tax legislation has now been revised to allow non-Italian private non-revenue operators to remain in the country for up to 45 consecutive days without being taxed. Charter (non-scheduled commercial) flights are exempt from this regulation. However, in Italy, an operator still needs to take into account traffic… Read more.
Flying Your Business Jet to the Venice International Film Festival
This year’s 69th Annual Venice International Film Festival runs from 29 August through 8 September 2012. Every year, Venice sees an influx of aircraft traffic during this mid-summer festival. Throughout this time period, you should expect possible airport and city congestion. As always, business aircraft operators should take steps… Read more.
5 Airport Slots and PPRs to Pay Attention to in Europe
When you travel to Europe, requesting airport slots and making Prior Permission Required (PPRs) – as well as requests for revisions – can be a complex process. This is especially true in high-traffic areas and when schedule changes become necessary. Procedures for securing airport slots and PPRs vary throughout the region… Read more.
10 Potentially Challenging International Permits for Business Aviation Operators
Overflight and landing permits vary in complexity and lead time. It depends on the region of the world you’re flying to and the type of operation you’re doing. Charter (non-scheduled commercial) permits usually require additional documentation and lead time, involve assorted operating restrictions and may be more difficult to change… Read more.