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).
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.