Venice Marco Polo Airport

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Venice Marco Polo Airport (IATA: VCE, ICAO: LIPZ) is the international airport of Venice, Italy. It is located on the mainland near the village of Tessera, a Frazione of the comune of Venice located about 4.1 nautical miles (7.6 kilometres; 4.7 miles) east of Mestre (on the mainland) and around the same distance north of Venice proper. 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, South Korea and the Middle East. The airport handled 11,184,608 passengers in 2018,[2] making it the fourth-busiest airport in Italy. The airport is named after Marco Polo and serves as a base for Volotea and easyJet.[3]

Venice Marco Polo Airport

Aeroporto di Venezia Marco Polo

Aeroporto di Venezia-Tessera
Venice Airport logo.svg
Aeroporto di Venezia - vue aerienne.jpg
Airport typePublic
OperatorSAVE S.p.A.
ServesVenice and Padua, 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 Veneto
Location of the airport in Italy
VCE is located in Italy
VCE (Italy)
Direction Length Surface
m ft
04R/22L 3,300 10,827 Asphalt
04L/22R 2,780 9,121 Bitumen
Statistics (2020)
Passenger change 19–20Decrease 77.8%
Movements change 19–20Decrease 63.9%
Cargo change 19–20Decrease 35.7%
Source: Assaeroporti

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.[4] 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.


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 destinationsEdit

View of the apron
View of the apron
Air traffic control

The following airlines operate regular scheduled and charter flights to and from Venice:[5]

Aegean Airlines Athens
Aer Lingus Seasonal: Dublin
Aeroflot Moscow–Sheremetyevo
Air Arabia Casablanca
Air Dolomiti Munich
Air Europa Madrid
Air France Paris–Charles de Gaulle
Air France Hop Lyon
Air Moldova Chișinău
Air Serbia Belgrade (resumes 10 April 2022)
Air Transat Seasonal: Montréal–Trudeau, Toronto–Pearson
airBaltic Seasonal: Riga
Aircompany Armenia Seasonal: Yerevan
Albawings Tirana
American Airlines Seasonal: Philadelphia (resumes 7 May 2022)[6]
Asiana Airlines Seoul–Incheon
Austrian Airlines Vienna
Binter Canarias Seasonal: Gran Canaria
British Airways London–Heathrow
Seasonal: London–Gatwick (begins 8 April 2022)[7]
Brussels Airlines Brussels
Croatia Airlines Seasonal: Dubrovnik
Czech Airlines Prague
Delta Air Lines Seasonal: Atlanta, New York–JFK
easyJet Amsterdam, Berlin, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow, London–Gatwick, London–Luton, Lyon, Manchester, Nice, Paris–Charles de Gaulle, Paris–Orly
Seasonal: Hurghada, Ibiza, Olbia, Rhodes, Sharm El Sheikh (resumes 30 October 2022)[8]
El Al Tel Aviv
Emirates Dubai–International
Eurowings Cologne/Bonn, Düsseldorf
Seasonal: Hamburg, Stuttgart
Finnair Seasonal: Helsinki
Iberia Madrid
ITA Airways Rome–Fiumicino Seasonal: Birmingham, Manchester
KLM Amsterdam
LOT Polish Airlines Warsaw–Chopin
Lufthansa Frankfurt
Luxair Luxembourg
Norwegian Air Shuttle Seasonal: Copenhagen, Helsinki, Oslo, Stockholm–Arlanda
Pegasus Airlines Istanbul–Sabiha Gökçen
Qatar Airways Doha
Royal Air Maroc Casablanca
Ryanair Barcelona, Bari, Brindisi, Catania, Naples, Palermo
Seasonal: Cagliari (begins 27 March 2022),[9] Comiso (begins 28 March 2022),[9] Cork (begins 29 March 2022),[9] Crotone (begins 28 March 2022),[9] Gdańsk (begins 27 March 2022),[9] Helsinki (begins 27 March 2022),[9] Katowice (begins 27 March 2022),[9] Lisbon (begins 27 March 2022),[9] London–Stansted, Madrid (begins 27 March 2022),[9] Marseille (begins 27 March 2022),[9] Menorca (begins 27 March 2022),[9] Nuremberg (begins 29 March 2022),[9] Odessa (begins 27 March 2022),[9] Santander (begins 28 March 2022),[9] Stockholm–Arlanda (begins 29 March 2022),[9] Toulouse (begins 30 March 2022),[9] Trapani (begins 28 March 2022),[9] Vienna (begins 27 March 2022)[9]
Scandinavian Airlines Seasonal: Copenhagen
Swiss International Air Lines Zurich
TAP Air Portugal Lisbon
Transavia Seasonal: Nantes
TUI Airways Seasonal: London–Gatwick, Manchester
Tunisair Tunis
Turkish Airlines Istanbul
Ukraine International Airlines Kyiv–Boryspil
United Airlines Seasonal: Newark
Ural Airlines Moscow–Domodedovo
Volotea Athens, Bari, Bilbao, Bordeaux, Catania, Lyon, Marseille, Nantes, Naples,[10] Palermo, Toulouse
Seasonal: Alghero, Alicante (begins 29 May 2022), Brindisi, Cagliari, Corfu, Hannover, Heraklion, Kalamata (begins 1 June 2022), Karpathos, Kefalonia, Kos, Lampedusa, Luxembourg, Málaga (begins 3 May 2022), Menorca, Mykonos, Olbia, Palma de Mallorca, Pantelleria, Preveza/Lefkada, Rhodes, Samos, Santorini, Skiathos, Split, Zakynthos
Vueling Barcelona, Paris–Charles de Gaulle
Wizz Air Bari, Cagliari (begins 3 March 2022),[11] Casablanca (begins 4 March 2022),[11] Catania, Fuerteventura (begins 2 June 2022),[11] Lamezia Terma (begins 3 March 2022),[11] London–Luton (begins 3 March 2022),[11] Naples, Reykjavík–Keflavik (begins 4 June 2022),[11] Prague (begins 1 June 2022),[11] Tallinn (begins 4 March 2022),[11] Tel Aviv (begins 4 June 2022)[11]
Seasonal: Lampedusa (begins 6 March 2022),[11] Mykonos (begins 1 June 2022),[11] Olbia (begins 27 March 2022),[12] Palma de Mallorca (begins 1 June 2022),[11] Santorini (begins 4 June 2022),[11] Sharm El Sheikh, Tenerife–South


Annual passenger traffic at VCE airport. See source Wikidata query.

Ground transportationEdit

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

Accidents and incidentsEdit

  • 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.[16]
  • On 14 September 1993, an Italian Air Force Piaggio PD.808 crashed while attempting to land in bad weather, killing all 3 on board.[17]
  • 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.[18]


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  2. ^ "Statistiche Dicembre 2017". 24 January 2018.
  3. ^ "Easyjet opens Venice base".
  4. ^ "Venice Airport".
  5. ^ – Seasonal schedule retrieved 30 October 2016
  6. ^ Taylor Rains (11 December 2021). "American Airlines is resuming 13 international routes next year despite delays in receiving Boeing Dreamliner aircraft — see the full list". Retrieved 12 December 2021.
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  10. ^ Liu, Jim. "Volotea adds Venice – Naples from mid-Nov 2020". Routesonline. Retrieved 19 October 2020.
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  13. ^ "Venice Airport bus service".
  14. ^ a b "linee urbane – ACTV".
  15. ^ "Information" (PDF).
  16. ^ "ASN Aircraft accident Shorts SC.7 Skyvan 2–102 I-TORE Venezia". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 10 March 2008.
  17. ^ "ASN Aircraft accident Piaggio PD.808TP MM61953 Venezia". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 10 March 2008.
  18. ^ "Philly-bound flight diverted after flight attendants fall ill". WPVI. 11 May 2014. Retrieved 11 May 2014.

External linksEdit

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