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Marco Polo International Airport

Venice Marco Polo Airport
Aeroporto di Venezia Marco Polo
Aeroporto di Venezia-Tessera
IATA: VCEICAO: LIPZ
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 www.veniceairport.com
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
04R/22L 3,300 10,827 Asphalt
04L/22R 2,780 9,121 Bitumen
Statistics (2012)
Passengers 8,188,455
Passenger change 11-12 Decrease -4.6%
Aircraft movements 84,233
Movements change 11-12 Decrease -3.3%
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

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 and the Middle East. 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

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 and destinations




Passenger

Cargo

Ground transportation

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. From the airport it is possible to reach:

  • Venice Piazzale Roma by ATVO (provincial company) buses[5] and by ACTV (city company) buses (route 5 aerobus);[6]
  • 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)[6] and ATVO buses;
  • regional destinations (Treviso, Padua, beaches ...) by ATVO buses and by Busitalia Sita Nord[7] buses (national company).

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 lagoon. All 3 on board survived.[8]
  • On September 14, 1993, an Italian Air Force Piaggio PD.808 crashed while attempting to land in bad weather, killing all 3 on board.[9]

References

Italy portal
Aviation portal

External links

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