Venice Airport is an international destination situated just 8 miles to the north of central Venice. It has the code of VCE. The airport is located on the Italian mainland in Tessera, which is near to Mestre and its name is derived from the famous Venetian traveller, Marco Polo.
Marco Polo had a total of 8.602.562 passenger’s travel through the airport in 2008. In terms of air traffic, it is the third largest Italian Airport. Marco Polo dates back to 1960, and was built after a major landfill project. The other smaller airport of Venice, Treviso, is also managed by this company.
Many airlines serve Venice Airport with domestic and international flights to and from various destinations. The biggest airline is Air Berlin, with 12% of the destinations. VCE is also the main airport in terms of routes for Club Air and MyAir. Some of the airlines include Sky Europe, Carpatair, Easyjet, Meridiana, British Airways, Delta Air Lines, US Airways, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Lufthansa, Air France, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Finnair and Virgin Atlantic Airways.
Venice airport has an older terminal and an impressive newer terminal building. The new terminal is extremely modern and well designed. There are three floors. The ground floor is the main arrivals area and the first floor is dedicated to departures. The second floor is predominantly for the offices of the operating company and airlines. There are two departure lounges. The Tintorreto Lounge is available for passengers of Skyteam, and the Marco Polo room is for customers of all other companies. Both the Arrival and Departure levels have an array of facilities including banks, currency exchange services, ATMs, transportation ticket offices, Lost and Found services, left luggage facilities, a fax service and wireless internet access. Many of the shops are located in the Departures area. Passengers can enjoy a variety of bars, cafés and restaurants.
The Travelex Business Centre at the Venice Airport offers meeting rooms and conference halls. There are also individual workstations, secretarial support and translation services. Various equipment and mobile phones can be hired.
All the facilities and areas of Marco Polo Airport are fully accessible to disabled passengers. The airport is equipped with ramps and elevators for wheelchair bound passengers, as well as disabled toilet facilities and dedicated parking areas. The ’Amica’ room is a special area for passengers with special needs. Visually-impaired passengers are assisted with tactile floor markings. Whether arriving or departing, any passengers that requires special assistance should inform the airline of their needs at the time of booking, or at least 48 hours prior to needing the service. Ground assistance is then provided by SAVE S.p.A PRM assistance.
Help desks are available in all areas and a Tourist Information Office is in the Arrivals area.
Venice is a very popular romantic and has a Mediterranean climate and the weather is strongly influenced by it’s location near to the Adriatic Sea. The summers are hot with a high level of humidity, and the winters are relatively cool. Rain showers and thunderstorms are occasionally expected during the spring and autumn seasons.
The airport of Venice is the operational base of HELIAIR. This is the new helicopter company based at the airport to provide services for private and corporate travel. The helicopters provide a charter service for all destinations that are within a distance of one thousand air kilometres. They also provide the Venicetour service, with fights over Venice and the smaller islands. Flights by helicopter must be booked online at www.heliairvenice.com
Passengers with a right-hand side window seat will have the most amazing views of Venice, and its watery surroundings.
Find below a choice of Airlines, destination and flight times operating from Venice Airport.
Address of Venice Airport VCE
Aeroporto di Venezia Marco Polo,
Viale G. Galilei, 30/1,
Telephone: +39(0)41 26 06 111
Fax: +39(0)41 26 06 260
Flight Information: +39(0)41 26 09 260
Geo Position Degrees Minute Seconds: Latitude N45°30´19" Longitude E012°21´05"
Geo Position Digital Degrees: Latitude - 45.505300 Longitude - 12.351700
Elevation:: 2.13m (7ft)
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