To symbolise the resumption of traffic to and from Nice Côte d’Azur, Terminal 1 will reopen its doors on Sunday 27 March for the launch of the summer season. Under the best conditions of comfort and sanitary safety, it will be ready to handle the volume of passengers expected with a flight programme that, to date, is close to what it was before the pandemic.
Thus, at least 106 destinations will be directly connected to the Côte d'Azur region. 18 in France, 89 internationally. In detail, 52 airlines will serve 41 countries: 31 in Europe, 3 in the Maghreb, 2 in North America and 5 in the Middle East or the Gulf. As a reminder, Nice Côte d’Azur Airport offered a network of 121 destinations to 44 countries in summer 2019.
A Full Long-Haul Offer
Passengers have been eagerly looking forward to long-haul flights, and this year they are making their return with 9 direct connections. North America has never been so well served. Air Canada and Air Transat will connect Nice to the Montreal hub, Delta Airlines will offer a daily flight to New York JFK, while La Compagnie and United Airlines, which will make its arrival at Nice Airport on this occasion, will also connect Nice to Newark on a daily basis. In addition, Gulf Air will operate at Nice for the first time and will open the route to Bahrain, while Etihad Airways will open the one to Abu Dhabi, Kuwait Airways will fly to Kuwait, with a stop at Rome Fiumicino, and Emirates will fly directly to Dubai. This summer, Nice Côte d’Azur will maintain its position as the second airport in France to offer long-haul seats, with 380,000 seats offered.
An Extensive Programme
The 20 new features included in this programme are another strong marker of the recovery and ongoing appeal of the Côte d'Azur region. 5 airlines will operate at Nice for the first time: Condor, to Düsseldorf and Frankfurt, Icelandair, to Reykjavik, Fly One, to Chisinau, United Airlines, which is adding a third long-haul flight to New York, and Gulf Air. 7 new destinations are also on offer: Bahrain, Heraklion, Cluj, Reykjavik, Southampton, Tirana and Valencia, in Spain. The other new features correspond to the strengthening of existing routes, which are now even better connected.
“Despite the restrictions linked to the geopolitical situation, the strength of the summer programme at Nice Côte d’Azur Airport marks a new step towards a return to normality, which is both necessary and important to enable our region to re-establish an indispensable and sustainable economic and cultural activity,” explains Franck Goldnadel, Chairman of the Board of Aéroports de la Côte d’Azur.