Venice Marco Polo Airport

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Venice Marco Polo Airport
Aeroporto di Venezia Marco Polo
Aeroporto di Venezia-Tessera
Aeroporto di Venezia - vue aerienne.jpg
IATA: VCEICAO: LIPZ
VCE is located in Italy
VCE
VCE
Location of the airport in Italy
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator SAVE S.p.A.
Serves Venice, Italy
Location Tessera
Focus city for
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)
Website veniceairport.com
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
04R/22L 3,300 10,827 Asphalt
04L/22R 2,780 9,121 Bitumen
Statistics (2013)
Passengers 8,403,790
Passenger change 12–13 Increase 2.6%
Source: Italian AIP at EUROCONTROL[1]
Statistics from Assaeroporti[2]

Venice Marco Polo Airport (IATA: VCEICAO: LIPZ) is an airport located on the Italian mainland 4.3 nautical miles (8.0 kilometres; 4.9 miles) 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, whose book introduced Central Asia and China to Europeans.

Overview[edit]

A modern terminal was opened in 2002, but it is already at full capacity.[3] It handles all scheduled and charter flights, including some long-haul flights to North America, the Middle East, and Asia. With 8,188,455 passengers having passed through the airport in 2012,[4] it is the fifth busiest airport in Italy.

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.

Terminal[edit]

The airport terminal has three floors: the ground floor for arrivals and the second 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 and destinations[edit]

View of the apron
View of the apron
View of the Check-in-area
A Lufthansa Boeing 737 at Venice Airport
A Volotea Boeing 717 at Venice Airport

Passenger[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Aegean Airlines Seasonal: Athens
Aer Lingus Dublin
Aeroflot Moscow-Sheremetyevo
Air Arabia Maroc Casablanca
airBaltic Seasonal: Riga
Air Berlin Berlin-Tegel, Düsseldorf, Stuttgart
Seasonal: Hamburg
Air Canada Rouge Seasonal: Toronto-Pearson
Air Dolomiti Munich
Air France Marseille, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Toulouse
Seasonal: Nice
Air France
operated by HOP!
Lyon
Air Malta Seasonal: Malta
Air Moldova Chișinău
Air One Catania, Lamezia Terme, Palermo, Tirana (all to end 30 September 2014)[5]
Seasonal: Athens, Brindisi, Cagliari, Copenhagen, Ibiza, Moscow-Sheremetyevo,[6] Prague, Saint Petersburg (all to end 30 September 2014)[5]
Air Transat Seasonal: Montréal-Trudeau, Toronto-Pearson
Alitalia Rome-Fiumicino, Tirana (begins 26 October 2014), Tokyo-Narita[7]
Alitalia
operated by Alitalia CityLiner
Rome-Fiumicino
Arkefly Seasonal charter: Amsterdam
Asiana Airlines Seasonal charter: Seoul-Incheon
Austrian Airlines
operated by Tyrolean Airways
Vienna
Blu-express
operated by Blue Panorama Airlines
Tirana
British Airways London-Gatwick, London-Heathrow
British Airways
operated by BA CityFlyer
Seasonal: London-City
Brussels Airlines Brussels
Croatia Airlines Seasonal: Dubrovnik
Delta Air Lines Seasonal: Atlanta, New York-JFK
easyJet Berlin-Schönefeld, Geneva, Hamburg, Lyon, London-Gatwick, London-Luton, London-Southend, Manchester, Naples, Nice, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Paris-Orly
Seasonal: Ibiza
easyJet Switzerland Basel/Mulhouse, Geneva
El Al Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion[8]
Emirates Dubai-International
Finnair Seasonal: Helsinki
Germanwings Cologne/Bonn, Düsseldorf, Hamburg
Seasonal charter: Hannover
Iberia Madrid
IGAvion
operated by Skytaxi
Seasonal: Dole[9]
Jet2.com Seasonal: Edinburgh, Leeds/Bradford, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne
KLM Amsterdam
Lufthansa Frankfurt, Munich
Luxair Seasonal: Luxembourg
Meridiana Naples
Seasonal: Olbia
Monarch Airlines Manchester
Seasonal: Birmingham, London-Gatwick
Norwegian Air Shuttle Seasonal: Copenhagen, Helsinki, Oslo-Gardermoen, Stockholm-Arlanda
Qatar Airways Doha
Scandinavian Airlines Copenhagen
Seasonal: Stockholm-Arlanda
Swiss International Air Lines
operated by Swiss European Air Lines
Zürich
TAP Portugal Lisbon
Thomas Cook Airlines Seasonal charter: Manchester
Thomson Airways Seasonal: London-Gatwick, Manchester
Transaero Airlines Moscow-Vnukovo[10]
Transavia.com Amsterdam
Seasonal: Eindhoven[11]
Transavia.com France Lille, Nantes, Paris-Orly
Tunisair Tunis
Turkish Airlines Istanbul-Atatürk
US Airways Seasonal: Philadelphia
Volotea Bari, Bordeaux, Catania, Nantes
Seasonal: Bilbao, Brindisi, Cagliari, Corfu, Heraklion, Kos, Lamezia Terme, Lampedusa, Mykonos, Olbia, Palermo, Palma de Mallorca, Pantelleria, Preveza/Lefkada , Reggio Calabria, Rhodes, Samos , Santorini, Skiathos, Split
Vueling Barcelona, Brussels
Seasonal: Bilbao

Cargo[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Air Contractors London-Stansted, Paris-Charles de Gaulle
DHL Aviation London-Heathrow
TNT Airways Brussels
UPS Airlines Cologne/Bonn, Rome-Ciampino
Volga-Dnepr Airlines Moscow-Domodedovo, Moscow-Sheremetyevo, Moscow-Vnukovo, Ulyanovsk, Yemelyanovo

Ground transportation[edit]

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 Venice itself by the Alilaguna water shuttle (Blue, Red and Orange lines); and to Piazza San Marco by the express Gold Line water taxi. From the airport it is possible to reach:

  • Venice Piazzale Roma by ATVO (provincial company) buses[12] and by ACTV (city company) buses (route 5 aerobus);[13]
  • Venice, Lido and Murano by Alilaguna (private company) motorboats;
  • Mestre, the mainland and Venice Mestre railways station (convenient for connections to Milan, Padova, Trieste, Verona and the rest of Italy) by ACTV buses (route 15 and 45)[13] and ATVO buses;
  • regional destinations (Treviso, Padua, beaches ...) by ATVO buses and by Busitalia Sita Nord[14] buses (national company).

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • On 6 March 1967 a Short Brothers SC.7 Skyvan 2–102, operated by Soc. Aeralpi, crashed while attempting to land in bad weather, crashing into the lagoon. All 3 on board survived.[15]
  • On 14 September 1993, an Italian Air Force Piaggio PD.808 crashed while attempting to land in bad weather, killing all 3 on board.[16]
  • On 10 May 2014, US Airways Flight 715, headed to Philadelphia from Venice, made an emergency landing at Dublin Airport in Ireland after nine flight attendants complained of nausea, dizziness and running eyes. There were no reports of the pilots or passengers falling ill.[17]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Venice Marco Polo Airport at Wikimedia Commons