The city of Venice, and the surrounding area, is ably served by Venice Marco Polo Airport (Venice Marco Polo official site), named after the famous explorer, himself a Venetian.
Located a little more than four miles from the city, the airport is a major international travel hub and is among the busiest airports in Italy. The airport has been in existence for many years but it is only in the last few decades that it has been developed into the facility it is today.
For several years the airport system of Venice has been the most important after those of Rome (Ciampino and Fiumicino) and Milan (Orio al Serio, Linate and Malpensa).
For visitors looking to explore other cities in Italy Marco Polo Airport offers plenty of choice, including regular flights to the capital, Rome, as well as those to airports in Naples, Bari and on the island of Sicily. Venice may be the iconic local city, but the sheer diversity of Italy’s many cultural regions means there is plenty else to see and do.
With capacity just about reached it remains to be seen what the local authorities intend to do to cope with a growing number of visitors to this exciting region, as no mention of expansion plans has yet been forthcoming.
Statistics show that Marco Polo Airport handled more than 8million passengers in 2012, and despite a new terminal opened in 2002 is fast reaching capacity. Traffic is slightly aided by the smaller nearby Treviso Airport which handles a lesser number of flights.
The airport is used by a large number of international carriers thanks to the city’s popularity with tourists, and is fully equipped for the latest aircraft. Regular flights from as far afield as Canada and the USA are handled by the airport, while most European countries have scheduled flights on a regular basis to Venice.
Marco Polo Airport also serves the Far East with lights to and from Seoul, in South Korea, while the airport is also a cargo hub with operators flying to the likes of London, Cologne and Moscow among others.
Do you need further information about planning your trip to Venice? Here you may find a list with all the departures/arrivals from/to the Venice airport (VCE) Tessera, Italy. The flights information is updated in real time; here you can check the flights from the following airline companies: EasyJet, Iberia, Air One, Alitalia, KLM and more.