Venice Marco Polo Airport

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Venice Marco Polo Airport

Aeroporto di Venezia Marco Polo

Aeroporto di Venezia-Tessera
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Aeroporto di Venezia - vue aerienne.jpg
Airport typePublic
OperatorSAVE S.p.A.
ServesVenice, Italy
Focus city for
Elevation AMSL7 ft / 2 m
Coordinates45°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)
VCE is located in Italy
Location of the airport in Italy
Direction Length Surface
m ft
04R/22L 3,300 10,827 Asphalt
04L/22R 2,780 9,121 Bitumen
Statistics (2017)
Passenger change 16–17Increase7.8%
Cargo change 16–17Increase 5%
Movements change 16-17Increase 2.4%
Source: Italian AIP at EUROCONTROL[2]
Statistics from Assaeroporti[3]

Venice Marco Polo Airport (IATA: VCE, ICAO: LIPZ) is the international airport of Venice, Italy. It is located on the mainland 4.3 nautical miles (8.0 kilometres; 4.9 miles) north[2] of the city in Tessera, a Frazione of the Comune of Venice nearest to Mestre. Due to the importance of Venice as a leisure destination, it features flights to many European metropolitan areas as well as some partly seasonal long-haul routes to the United States, Canada and the Middle East. The airport handled 10.371.380 passengers in 2017[4], making it the fourth busiest airport in Italy. The airport is named after Marco Polo and serves as a base for Volotea and easyJet.[5]

Another airport located in the Venice area, Treviso Airport, is sometimes unofficially labelled as Venice - Treviso and mostly serves low-cost airlines, mainly Ryanair and Wizz Air.


A modern terminal was opened in 2002, but it is already at full capacity.[6] The airport is managed by SAVE S.p.A., a company partially owned by local authorities that also controls the smaller Treviso Airport, dedicated mainly to low-cost carriers. The airport was named after the Venetian traveller Marco Polo, whose travelogue introduced Central Asia and China to Europeans.


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. The departure gates area is separated for Schengen and non-Schengen flights.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

View of the check-in area
Water Terminal
View of the apron
View of the apron
Air traffic control


The following airlines operate regular scheduled and charter flights to and from Venice:[7]

Aegean Airlines Athens
Aer Lingus Dublin
Aeroflot Moscow–Sheremetyevo
Air Arabia Maroc Casablanca
airBalticSeasonal: Riga
Air Cairo Sharm El Sheikh
Air Canada Rouge Seasonal: Montréal-Trudeau, Toronto-Pearson
Air Dolomiti Munich
Air Europa Madrid
Air France Lyon, Paris–Charles de Gaulle
Air Italy Seasonal: Olbia
Air Malta Seasonal: Malta
Air Moldova Chișinău
Air Serbia Belgrade
Air Transat Seasonal: Montréal-Trudeau, Toronto-Pearson
Albawings Tirana
Alitalia Catania, Rome-Fiumicino
Seasonal: Palermo, St Petersburg
American Airlines Seasonal: Chicago-O'Hare,[8] Philadelphia
Armenia Aircompany Seasonal charter: Yerevan
Asiana Airlines Seoul–Incheon[9]
Austrian Airlines Vienna
British Airways London–Gatwick, London–Heathrow
Seasonal: London-City
Seasonal charter: Glasgow
Brussels Airlines Brussels
Croatia Airlines Seasonal: Dubrovnik
Czech Airlines Prague
Delta Air Lines Seasonal: Atlanta, New York-JFK
easyJet Amsterdam, Bari, Belfast-International, Berlin-Schönefeld, Berlin–Tegel,[10] Bordeaux, Bristol, Catania, Edinburgh, Hamburg, Liverpool,[11] London-Gatwick,London-Luton, Lyon, Manchester, Marseille, Naples, Nice, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Paris-Orly, Prague, Seville, Stuttgart, Toulouse, Zürich
Seasonal: Alghero, Bastia, Brindisi, Cagliari, Copenhagen, Corfu, Dubrovnik[12], Glasgow,[13] Lanzarote, Lille, Ibiza, Kraków, Menorca, Mykonos, Olbia, Palma de Mallorca, Rhodes, Santorini, Split,[14] Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion, Thessaloniki
easyJet Switzerland Basel/Mulhouse, Geneva
El Al Tel Aviv–Ben Gurion
Emirates Dubai–International
Ernest Airlines Lviv, Tirana[15]
Eurowings Cologne/Bonn, Düsseldorf
Seasonal: Hamburg, Stuttgart
FinnairSeasonal: Helsinki
Flybe Seasonal: Cardiff [16]
Iberia Madrid Seasonal: Birmingham, Edinburgh, Leeds/Bradford, Manchester
KLM Amsterdam
Level[17] Vienna
LOT Polish Airlines Warsaw–Chopin
Lufthansa Frankfurt, Munich
Luxair Luxembourg
Norwegian Air Shuttle Seasonal: Copenhagen, Helsinki, Oslo-Gardermoen, Stockholm-Arlanda
Qatar Airways Doha
Royal Air Maroc Casablanca
Ryanair Bristol, Barcelona, London–Southend (begins 3 April 2019)
Scandinavian Airlines Seasonal: Copenhagen, Stockholm-Arlanda
Silver Air Seasonal: Lošinj (begins 24 May 2019)[18]
SunExpress Deutschland Seasonal: Düsseldorf[19]
Swiss International Air Lines Zürich
TAP Air Portugal Lisbon
Thomas Cook Airlines Seasonal charter: London–Gatwick, Manchester
Transavia Rotterdam
Transavia France Seasonal: Nantes, Paris-Orly
TUI Airways Seasonal: London-Gatwick, Manchester
Tunisair Tunis
Turkish Airlines Istanbul–Atatürk (ends 31 December 2018), Istanbul–Havalimanı (begins 1 January 2019)
Ukraine International Airlines Kiev-Boryspil
United Airlines Seasonal: Newark
Ural Airlines Moscow-Domodedovo
Volotea Athens, Bari, Bilbao, Bordeaux, Catania, Marseille, Nantes, Palermo, Toulouse
Seasonal: Alghero, Alicante, Asturias, Alicante, Brindisi, Cagliari, Corfu, Dubrovnik, Heraklion, Karpathos, Kefalonia,[20] Kos, Lamezia Terme, Lampedusa, Málaga,[20] Mykonos, Olbia, Palma de Mallorca, Pantelleria, Prague, Preveza/Lefkada, Rhodes, Samos, Santander, Santorini, Skiathos, Split, Strasbourg, Zakynthos, Zaragoza
Vueling Barcelona, Paris-Charles de Gaulle


ASL Airlines BelgiumBrussels
ASL Airlines IrelandLondon-Stansted, Paris–Charles de Gaulle
DHL AviationLondon–Heathrow
UPS AirlinesCologne/Bonn, Rome-Ciampino
Volga-Dnepr AirlinesMoscow–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 or water taxi. From the airport it is possible to reach:

  • Venice Piazzale Roma by ATVO (provincial company) buses[21] and by ACTV (city company) buses (route 5 aerobus);[22]
  • Venice, Lido and Murano by Alilaguna (private company) motorboats;
  • Mestre, the mainland and Venice Mestre railways station (convenient for connections to Milan, Padua, Trieste, Verona and the rest of Italy) by ACTV buses (route 15 and 45)[22] and ATVO buses;
  • regional destinations (Treviso, Padua, beaches ...) by ATVO buses and by Busitalia Sita Nord[23] 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.[24]
  • On 14 September 1993, an Italian Air Force Piaggio PD.808 crashed while attempting to land in bad weather, killing all 3 on board.[25]
  • 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.[26]


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External links[edit]

Media related to Venice Marco Polo Airport at Wikimedia Commons