Club Airport Premier
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n°13 - February 2010
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Emirates opens the doors to Asia

On 1st January 2010, Emirates introduced a daily Nice-Dubai service

Emirates, the official airline of Dubai (UAE) currently flies to over 100 destinations in 62 countries and its network is constantly expanding. It now operates a daily, non-stop Nice-Dubai service with direct connections to destinations in the Middle East, Africa, Indian Ocean, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. With one of the most up-to-date fleets in the world, Emirates is renowned for offering outstanding comfort and services, including attentive care from multilingual staff, excellent meals accompanied with a selection of fine wines and personal video screens.

For more information or to make a reservation, contact Emirates on: +33 (0)1 53 05 35 35 or visit, or your travel agent.

Practical information:

  • Outbound
    Departs from Nice: 14:35
    Arrives in Dubai: 23:35
  • Inbound
    Departs from Dubai: 08:55
    Arrives in Nice: 13:05


Stop & Go

As with any modern airport, Nice has its local business district: the Arénas. For greater proximity, a free shuttle bus connects the area to both terminals.

As you know, a shuttle bus service links the two terminals and all the car parks at the airport.
Two new stops have just been added. One has been relocated: to avoid the bus crossing the main road twice, the “Arénas” stop has been moved to the forecourt of the Ecole Hôtelière near the entrance to Rue Costes et Bellonte. One has been added: for the customers of car hire companies, their car parks (in front of Terminal 2) are now served by a stop located at the entrance to the coach station.


Shhhh... We’re building!

One terminal being renovated, the construction of a new building and a runway extension… There’s always something going at the Côte d’Azur airports! To give you an idea, here is a rundown of some of the most recent works.

Recently-completed works
Terminal 1 exterior
Numerous improvements have been made to the area outside T1, especially the landscaping, with for example the laying of synthetic grass to save on water and upkeep costs. A pick-up/drop-off parking area has also been created (the first five minutes free for drivers who use the car park for its intended short-term purpose).

P2 car park refurbishment
The car park in the lower ground floor of Terminal 1 has been given a complete makeover, including repainting and new lighting and signage. A “reserved zone” is provided for Club Airport Premier members.

Technical Services Centre
The purpose of constructing a new building is to centralise all of the technical departments under one roof between the two terminals in order to allow the technical teams to intervene swiftly when needed (the former Maintenance site was located at the far eastern side of the airport).
Set on four floors, the building is covered by a sunscreen mesh and houses an indoor patio.

Works in progress
Business aviation terminal
This new terminal dedicated to business aviation is located in the far eastern side of Terminal 2. Renovations to the former terminal include mirror-effect black granite flooring, perforated metal walls and backlit polycarbonate ceiling panels… all designed for a sophisticated ambiance for a VIP clientele in mind. The new site will comprise premises for three assistance companies, helicopter company desks, a retail outlet, a safety area and more.

Parking area B – Car park P6
This 2,600-space car park on four levels (including 60 motorbike spaces) is for the use of both visitors and airport staff. It covers a total surface area of 18,000 sq. m. It is located on the banks of the Var, near Terminal 2.
Its façade will be fitted with sheets of translucent glass interspaced to ventilate the car park and tinted green to blend in with the neighbouring river. This development called for the services of special machinery to demolish the 30-metre-high radar tower!

Car Rental Operations
The aim is to group together all the vehicle hire companies on a single “silo” car park covering 20,000 sq. m (the freed up ground space will be used for new facilities). For the first time, the company Aéroports de la Côte d’Azur commissioned a private investor – Vinci – to manage the construction project.

Not forgetting…
Office Centre: this building close to Terminal 2 will house 750-sq. m of offices for airlines and airport support companies.

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