ITALY | Rome | Rome Ciampino Airport


A ground support facility at Rome Ciampino Airport, supporting trips throughout Italy and Croatia

Lorena Carraro

Welcome to Italy!

There is one word I would like our customers to use when describing their experiences with Universal Aviation Italy – Rome, 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.


Lorena Carraro

Managing Director
Universal Aviation Italy – Rome

Four different ways we can take care of your
ground support needs throughout Italy and Croatia

  • We have ground support locations at LIMC, LIML, LIPZ, and LIRA
  • We have trained and badged ground handling representatives stationed at more than 15 additional airports
  • We can send our representatives to meet you at any destination
  • We can help coordinate ground support for any location


Ground support capabilities

Languages spokenItalian and English
Customs and immigration?Yes
UVair® contract fuel available?Yes
Conference rooms?No
Limousine service and car rental?Yes
Crew accommodation arrangements?Yes
Security arrangements?Yes
Direct ramp access?Yes
Computerized worldwide weather briefings?Yes
Baggage handling?Yes
Permit coordination?Yes
Lav service?Yes

Flight support

ACAS/TCAS II:TCAS ll: Yes – required for all aircraft
ICAO Annex 16, Chapter II:Restrictions are in place.
RNAV5/RNAV10 airspace:Yes
8.33 MHz channel spacing:Required
Airport fire protection category:LIRA: 8


Directions to airport

From Highway A90/E80, take exit number 23 APPIA/ROMA/APPIO S. GIOVANNI/CIAMPINO/ALBANO to SS7/Via Appia Nuova. Travel south a few kilometers (miles) to reach Ciampino Airport. The airport is located on Via Appia Nuova, 15 kilometers (9 miles) to the southeast of the center of Rome.

Directions to office

Once you pass the airport entrance, travel straight ahead. Turn right before the Commercial Terminal, then travel straight ahead for 50 meters. Universal Aviation is located in the front entrance of the General Aviation Terminal.

Facility contact information

Universal Aviation Italy – Rome
General Aviation Terminal
Aeroporto Ciampino
00040 Ciampino

Location FAQ

Hours of operation0700 – 2330
Airport restrictions?No
Noise restrictions?No
Slots required?No
VIP passenger lounge?Yes
VIP crew lounge?Yes
Air conditioning?Yes
Internet access/Wi-Fi?Yes
Digital newspapersNo
Flight-plan filing?Yes
Prayer room?No
VIP catering?Yes
Oxygen Service Available?Available with 24-hour prior notice.

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Contact Information

Contact details for Universal Aviation at LIRA
Contact detailLocation detail
Main office:Rome, Italy
Other office(s):Milan Linate (LIML)
Milan Malpensa (LIMC)
Venice (LIPZ)
Locations served:All of Italy and Croatia
Radio frequency:131.525 MHz
Station Manager:Sonia Carmesini
Phone:+39 06 6595 9495
Mobile:+39 346 6077422 (Sonia)
+39 346 1522895 (Enrico Marinelli)
Fax:+39-06-659 59496
Contact us online:E-mail this location
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