The airport of Venice "Marco Polo" has been inaugurated
in 1960. The principle European airline companies connect the
airport with the whole of Europe and North America, also non stop,
and offers weekly 69 flights to France, 62 to Germany, 28 to Great
Britain, 63 to Switzerland, 61 to Belgium, 21 to Austria, 38 to
Spain, 21 to the Netherlands and last but not least 7 non stop
flight to New York and a start up flight to Philadelphia operated
by US Airways. The total flights, included national links, are
over 1000 for week.
The following are the principle airline companies with scheduled
flights: Aeroflot, Air Dolomiti, Alitalia, Airone, Air France,
Alpi Eagles, British Airways, Delta, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, Maersk,
Meridiana, Sn Brussels, Hapag Lloyd Express, Malev Express, Austrian
Arrows, Easyjet, Denim Airways, Jet 2, SAS.
Marco Polo airport is also base of Officine Aeronavali's facilities.
Since 1970 in the sector of revisions and conversions of military
aircraft (Brequet Atlantic, E-3A NATO), and civil aircraft (DC-10
and MD-11) for important cargo carriers like FedEx.
Then there are the principle aeronautical state cores (Police,
Custom Police, Fire Brigade) that operate helicopters (AB 204
& 206, A109, NH 500) as means of transportation. With the
Master Plan of the airport their installations will be increased.
From 1997 on, the Venice airport also became the home base of
Alpi Eagles which operates with its 8 Fokker 100's national and