Venice Airport Information
The Venice Airport "Aeroporto di Venezia Marco Polo" airport is located on Italy’s mainland some 12 kilometers or 7.5 miles north of Venice. Its coordinates are 45°30’19”N 012°07”E. It is also 10 kilometers from Venice when traveling by water. The Airport is located in the Tessera area and which is a frazione of the Commune of Venice.
Venice Airport draws its second name, the Marco Polo Airport, from the legendary Venetian traveler Marco Polo.
The airport has a new terminal that was built in 2002. This is a three-storied building which was built to handle around six million passengers per year. It is however currently stretched to capacity since it serves all scheduled and charter flights some of which include long haul flights to North America and the Middle East.
This terminal has the ground floor allocated for arrivals while the first floor is dedicated for departures. The departure area boasts 70 check-in desks and two lounges, the Marco Polo Room and the Tintoretto Lounge. The latter hosts SkyTeam customers while the former caters for customers from all other flight companies.
Currently the Marco Polo Airport is managed by the Save SpA Company. This organization is partly owned by the local authorities.
Since its inception the Airport has seen a few accidents and incidents. On March 6 1967 a Short Brothers SC.7 Skyvan 2-102 crashed into the sea on attempting to land in bad weather. Fortunately all the three onboard survived. 5 days later a de Havilland Canada Otter headed for Belluno Airport from Marco Polo crashed into a hill. 26 years later on September 14, 1993, due to bad weather a Piaggio PD.808 belonging to the Italian Air Force crashed while attempting to land killing the three onboard.
On November 7 1999, a Fokker 100 belonging to Air Dolomiti on approaching Barcelona Airport suffered main gear failure; fortunately it landed on foam carpet and all the 44 onboard survived.
In 2011, Venice Airport handled 8,584, 651 passengers.
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Venice Airport Contact
Aeroporto di Venezia Marco Polo
Viale G. Galilei, 30/1
30173 Tessera Venezia
IATA airport code: VCE
ICAO airport code: LIPZ
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Tel: +39 041 260 9260