- Venice Marco Polo Airport
Venice Marco Polo Airport
Aeroporto di Venezia-Tessera
Aeroporto di Venezia Marco Polo
IATA: VCE – ICAO: LIPZ Summary Airport type Public Operator SAVE S.p.A. Serves Venice, Italy Location Tessera Elevation AMSL 7 ft / 2 m Coordinates Coordinates: Website Runways Direction Length Surface m ft 04R/22L 3,300 10,827 Asphalt 04L/22R 2,780 9,121 Bitumen Statistics (2010) Passengers 6,701,689 Source: Italian AIP at EUROCONTROL
Venice Marco Polo Airport (IATA: VCE, ICAO: LIPZ) is an airport located on the Italian mainland 4.3 NM (8.0 km; 4.9 mi) north of Venice, Italy, in Tessera, a frazione of the comune of Venice nearest to Mestre. The airport was named after the Venetian traveller Marco Polo, who is considered the European rediscoverer of China.
With 6,868,968 passengers having passed through the airport in 2010, it is the fifth Italian airport in terms of air traffic.
A modern terminal, opened in 2002 but is already at full capacity, hosting all scheduled and charter flights, including some long-haul flights to the Middle East and North America.
The airport is managed by SAVE S.p.A., a company partially owned by local authorities which also controls the smaller Treviso Airport, dedicated mainly to low-cost carriers. The stock is traded on the Borsa Italiana (Milan Stock Exchange).
The airport is connected to the nearby railway station of Venice Mestre and to the bus terminal of Piazzale Roma in Venice by scheduled bus services, to several destinations in the Venice itself by the Alilaguna water shuttle (Blue, Red and Orange lines), and to Piazza San Marco by the express Gold Line water taxi.
Terminal, airlines and destinations
The airport terminal has three floors, the ground floor for arrivals and the first floor for departures. The departure area has 70 check-in desks and has two lounges airside for customers. The two departure lounges are the "Tintoretto Lounge" for SkyTeam customers and the "Marco Polo Room" for customers of all other companies. The third floor of the terminal has offices for the operating company and airlines.
Airlines Destinations Aegean Airlines Seasonal: Athens Aer Lingus Seasonal: Dublin Aeroflot Moscow-Sheremetyevo Air Berlin Berlin-Tegel, Düsseldorf, Stuttgart
Air Corsica Marseille Air Europa Madrid Air France Paris-Charles de Gaulle Air France operated by Régional Lyon Air Transat Seasonal: Montréal-Trudeau, Toronto-Pearson AirBaltic Riga Alitalia Bari, Brindisi, Catania, Cagliari, Naples, Palermo, Reggio Calabria, Rome-Fiumicino, Olbia Arkefly Seasonal: Amsterdam [begins 12 May 2012] Armavia Seasonal: Yerevan Austrian Airlines
operated by Tyrolean Airways
Vienna Baboo Geneva, Nice Bmibaby East Midlands British Airways London-Gatwick, London-Heathrow British Airways operated by BA Cityflyer Seasonal: Glasgow-International, London-Stansted Brussels Airlines Brussels Carpatair Budapest, Timişoara Croatia Airlines Seasonal: Dubrovnik Darwin Airline Geneva, Nice Delta Air Lines New York-JFK
EasyJet Berlin-Schönefeld, Ibiza, Lyon, London-Gatwick, Madrid, Naples, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Paris-Orly, Rome-Fiumicino EasyJet Switzerland Basel/Mulhouse Emirates Dubai Finnair Seasonal: Helsinki Iberia Madrid Jet2.com Leeds/Bradford, Edinburgh, Manchester KLM Amsterdam Lufthansa Frankfurt, Munich Lufthansa Regional
operated by Air Dolomiti
Munich Lufthansa Regional
operated by Eurowings
Hamburg [begins 25 March 2012] Lufthansa Regional
operated by Lufthansa CityLine
Düsseldorf Luxair Seasonal: Luxembourg Meridiana Fly Cagliari, Naples, Olbia, Sharm el-Sheikh Monarch Birmingham [begins 25 March 2012], London-Gatwick [begins 25 March 2012], Manchester [begins 27 March 2012] Norwegian Air Shuttle Copenhagen
Seasonal: Oslo-Gardermoen, Stockholm-Arlanda
Qatar Airways Doha Scandinavian Airlines Copenhagen
Spanair Barcelona Sun d'Or
operated by El Al
Seasonal: Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion Swiss International Airlines
operated by Swiss European Airlines
Zürich TAP Portugal Lisbon Thomson Airways Seasonal: London-Gatwick, Manchester Tunisair Tunis Turkish Airlines Istanbul-Atatürk US Airways Seasonal: Philadelphia Vueling Airlines Barcelona, Madrid, Palma de Mallorca, Toulouse Wind Jet Catania, Palermo XL Airways France Nantes, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Toulouse
Due to runway upgrade works taking place at the low-cost airport of Venice-Treviso between 1 June and 4 December 2011, all flights are operating from Venice-Marco-Polo during this period.
Airlines Destinations Air Arabia Maroc Casablanca Belle Air Tirana Belle Air
operated by Belle Air Europe
Pristina Germanwings Cologne/Bonn, Hanover Ryanair Alicante, Alghero, Barcelona, Bari, Beauvais, Bremen, Brindisi, Bristol, Brussels-Charleroi, Cagliari, Dublin, East Midlands, Girona, Hahn, Lanzarot, Leeds/Bradford, London-Stansted, Malta, Oslo-Rygge, Palermo, Seville, Stockholm-Skavsta, Trapani, Valencia, Weeze
Seasonal: Ibiza, Malaga, Reus
transavia.com Amsterdam Wizz Air Bucharest-Băneasa, Cluj-Napoca, Prague, Sofia, Timişoara
Wizz Air Ukraine Kiev-Zhulyany
Airlines Destinations Aeroflot-Cargo Moscow-Sheremetyevo Air Contractors London-Stansted, Paris-Charles de Gaulle DHL Aviation London-Heathrow FedEx Express Atlanta, Memphis, Milan-Malpensa, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Nashville, New York-JFK, Paris-Charles de Gaulle TNT Airways Brussels UPS Airlines Cologne/Bonn, Rome-Ciampino Volga-Dnepr Airlines Moscow-Domodedovo, Moscow-Sheremetyevo, Moscow-Vnukovo, Ulyanovsk, Yemelyanovo
Accidents and incidents
- On March 6, 1967 a Short Brothers SC.7 Skyvan 2-102 operated by Soc Aeralpi crashed while attempting to land in bad weather, crashing into the sea - all 3 on board survived.
- On March 11, 1967 a de Havilland Canada Twin Otter operated by Aeralpi crashed into a hill while flying from Marco Polo airport while on approach to Belluno Airport in bad weather.
- On September 14, 1993, an Italian Air Force Piaggio PD.808, crashed while attempting to land in bad weather killing all 3 on board.
- On November 7, 1999 Air Dolomiti Flight 2708, a Fokker 100 flying from Marco Polo Airport with 44 on board suffered maingear failure while approaching Barcelona Airport, but landed safely on a foam carpet.
From the Venice airport, the buses ACTV and ATVO bring passengers to the two Venice railway stations:
- Venice Santa Lucia (from where the Piazzale Roma square can be reached in 10 minutes on foot across the "Ponte della Costituzione" bridge)
- Venice Mestre (on the mainland, convenient for connections to Milan, Verona, and the rest of Italy).
Busitalia Sita Nord buses regularly connects the Airport to the city of Padua. Some additional buses are operated by Terravision.
- ^ a b EAD Basic
- ^ Dati di Traffico, Assaeroporti, Italy. (Italian)
- ^ "ASN Aircraft accident Shorts SC.7 Skyvan 2-102 I-TORE Venezia". Aviation Safety Network. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19670306-1. Retrieved 2008-03-10.
- ^ "ASN Aircraft accident de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 100 I-CLAI Mt Visenti". Aviation Safety Network. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19670311-0. Retrieved 2008-03-10.
- ^ "ASN Aircraft accident Piaggio PD.808TP MM61953 Venezia". Aviation Safety Network. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19930914-1. Retrieved 2008-03-10.
- ^ "ASN Aircraft accident Fokker 100 I-ALPL Barcelona Airport (BCN)". Aviation Safety Network. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19991107-0. Retrieved 2008-03-10.
- ^ Venice Airport Transport, Venice Airport.
Major airports of Italy
Albenga: Villanova d'Albenga Airport
Alghero: Fertilia Airport
Ancona: Raffaello Sanzio Airport
Aosta: Corrado Gex Airport
Bari: Palese Macchie Airport
Bergamo: Orio al Serio Airport
Bologna: Guglielmo Marconi Airport
Bolzano: Dolomiti Airport
Brescia: Gabriele d'Annunzio Airport
Brindisi: Papola Casale Airport
Cagliari: Elmas Airport
Catania: Fontanarossa Airport
Crotone: Sant'Anna Airport
Cuneo: Levaldigi Airport
Florence: Peretola Airport
Forlì: Luigi Ridolfi Airport
Genoa: Cristoforo Colombo Airport
Lamezia Terme: Sant'Eufemi Airport
Lampedusa: Lampedusa Airport
Marina di Campo: Teseo Tesei Airport
Milan: Linate Airport
Milan: Malpensa Airport
Naples: Capodichino Airport
Olbia: Costa Smeralda Airport
Palermo: Punta Raisi Airport
Parma: Giuseppe Verdi Airport
Perugia: San Egidio Airport
Pescara: Abruzzo Airport
Pisa: Galileo Galilei Airport
Reggio Calabria: Aeroporto dello Stretto
Rimini: Federico Fellini Airport
Rome: Ciampino Airport
Rome: Fiumicino Airport
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