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
VCE is located in Italy
Location of the airport in Italy
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)
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.


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.


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


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!
Air Malta Seasonal: Malta (begins 2 June 2014)
Air Moldova Seasonal: Chișinău
Air One Catania, Lamezia Terme, Palermo, Prague, Tirana
Seasonal: Athens, Brindisi, Cagliari, Copenhagen, Ibiza (begins 14 June 2014), Moscow-Sheremetyevo (begins 31 May 2014),[5] Saint Petersburg
Air Transat Seasonal: Montréal-Trudeau, Toronto-Pearson
Alitalia Rome-Fiumicino, Tokyo-Narita[6]
operated by Alitalia CityLiner
Arkefly Seasonal charter: Amsterdam
Austrian Airlines
operated by Tyrolean Airways
Blue Panorama Airlines
operated by Blu-express
British Airways London-Gatwick, London-Heathrow
British Airways
operated by BA CityFlyer
Brussels Airlines Brussels
Carpatair Chișinău
Croatia Airlines Seasonal: Dubrovnik
Darwin Airline Seasonal: Geneva
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, Toulouse
easyJet Switzerland Basel/Mulhouse, Geneva
El Al Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion[7]
Emirates Dubai
Finnair Seasonal: Helsinki
Flybe Seasonal charter: Manchester
Germanwings Cologne/Bonn, Düsseldorf
Seasonal charter: Hamburg, Hannover
Iberia Madrid
operated by SkyTaxi
Seasonal: Dole (begins 18 June 2014)[8] Seasonal: Edinburgh, Leeds/Bradford, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne
KLM Amsterdam
Lufthansa Frankfurt, Munich
Luxair Seasonal: Luxembourg
Meridiana Seasonal: Naples (begins 16 April 2014), 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
TAP Portugal Lisbon
Thomas Cook Airlines Seasonal charter: Manchester
Thomson Airways Seasonal: London-Gatwick, Manchester
Transaero Airlines Moscow-Vnukovo[9]
Seasonal:Moscow-Domodedovo Amsterdam
Seasonal: Eindhoven[10] France Lille, Nantes, Paris-Orly
Tunisair Tunis
Turkish Airlines Istanbul-Atatürk
US Airways Philadelphia
Volotea Bari, Bordeaux, Catania, Nantes
Seasonal: Bilbao, Brindisi, Cagliari, Corfu, Heraklion, Kos, Lamezia Terme, Lampedusa, Mykonos, Olbia, Palermo, Palma de Mallorca (begins 2 July 2014), Pantelleria, Preveza/Lefkada (begins 4 July 2014), Reggio Calabria, Rhodes, Samos (begins 4 July 2014), Santorini, Skiathos, Split
Vueling Barcelona, Brussels (begins 1 May 2014)
Seasonal: Bilbao
XL Airways France Paris-Charles de Gaulle
Charter: Strasbourg, Toulouse


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[11] and by ACTV (city company) buses (route 5 aerobus);[12]
  • 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)[12] and ATVO buses;
  • regional destinations (Treviso, Padua, beaches ...) by ATVO buses and by Busitalia Sita Nord[13] buses (national company).

Accidents and incidents[edit]


External links[edit]

Media related to Venice Marco Polo Airport at Wikimedia Commons