Venice Marco Polo Airport is the international airport of Venice, Italy. It is located on the mainland 4.3NM north of the city in Tessera, a Frazione of the Comune of Venice nearest to Mestre. Due to the importance of Venice as a leisure destination it features flights to European metropolitan areas as well as some partly seasonal long-haul routes to the United States, Canada and the Middle East. With 8,751,028 passengers having passed through the airport in 2015 and almost 82,000 aircraft movements, it remains the fourth busiest airport in Italy. The airport is christened after Marco Polo and serves as a base for Volotea and easyJet.There is another airport located in the Venice area, Treviso Airport, which is sometimes unofficially labelled as Venice-Treviso and mostly serves low-cost airlines, mainly Ryanair and Wizz Air.OverviewA modern terminal was opened in 2002, but it is already at full capacity. The airport is managed by SAVE S.p.A., a company partially owned by local authorities which also controls the smaller Treviso Airport, dedicated mainly to low-cost carriers. The airport was named after the Venetian traveller Marco Polo, whose book introduced Central Asia and China to Europeans.