Venice Marco Polo Airport

Venice Marco Polo Airport
Venice Marco Polo Airport
Aeroporto di Venezia-Tessera
Aeroporto di Venezia Marco Polo
Marco Polo airport.jpg
VCE is located in Italy
Location of the airport in Italy
Airport type Public
Operator SAVE S.p.A.
Serves Venice, Italy
Location Tessera
Elevation AMSL 7 ft / 2 m
Coordinates 45°30′19″N 012°21′07″E / 45.50528°N 12.35194°E / 45.50528; 12.35194 (Venice Marco Polo Airport)Coordinates: 45°30′19″N 012°21′07″E / 45.50528°N 12.35194°E / 45.50528; 12.35194 (Venice Marco Polo Airport)
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[1]

Venice Marco Polo Airport (IATA: VCEICAO: LIPZ) is an airport located on the Italian mainland 4.3 NM (8.0 km; 4.9 mi) north[1] 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,[2] 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).[citation needed]

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
Seasonal: Hamburg
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
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
Seasonal: Atlanta
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 Leeds/Bradford, Edinburgh, Manchester
KLM Amsterdam
Lufthansa Frankfurt, Munich
Lufthansa Regional
operated by Air Dolomiti
Lufthansa Regional
operated by Eurowings
Hamburg [begins 25 March 2012]
Lufthansa Regional
operated by Lufthansa CityLine
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
Seasonal: Stockholm-Arlanda
Spanair Barcelona
Sun d'Or
operated by El Al
Seasonal: Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion
Swiss International Airlines
operated by Swiss European Airlines
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
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 Amsterdam
Wizz Air Bucharest-Băneasa, Cluj-Napoca, Prague, Sofia, Timişoara
Seasonal: Warsaw
Wizz Air Ukraine Kiev-Zhulyany

Cargo airlines

Airside of the terminal building
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.[3]
  • 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.[4]
  • On September 14, 1993, an Italian Air Force Piaggio PD.808, crashed while attempting to land in bad weather killing all 3 on board.[5]
  • 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.[6]


From the Venice airport, the buses ACTV and ATVO bring passengers to the two Venice railway stations:[7]

  • 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.


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