While expanding it, Nice Côte d'Azur is gradually reconstructing its network, offering a consistent and wide range of destinations to meet the expectations of both local residents and visitors from around the world. While the scheduled programme could still be developed even further,it is already composed of 111 destinations across 42 countries. And it now also has a record number of 10 long-haul destinations, of which 6 are in North America, with 2 routes to Canada and now 4 routes to the United States, thanks to the resumption of the route to and from Atlanta operated by Delta Airlines.
An extensive scheduled programme
Even if many of the routes operating this summer were already operating last summer and are being kept due to their relevance, for example the routes for crossing France or for major European destinations, the new season is offering 21 new routes, of which 9 are new destinations:
• Atlanta (Delta Airlines);
• Bari (easyJet);
• Birmingham (Jet2.com);
• Brussels South Charleroi (Volotea);
• Constantine (Air Algérie);
• Valletta (Air Malta);
• Paris-Beauvais (easyJet);
• Riyadh (Saudia);
• Tampere (Air Baltic).
This scheduled programme also includes 3 route annualisations (Tunis - with Transavia France; and Bordeaux and Venice - with Volotea), which represent a major interest for the local region, which is thus seeing important, successful routes.
North America coming back strong
In line with the summer of 2022, which saw a very clear rebound in the interactions between North America and Côte d'Azur, the next summer season will be even more dynamic, benefitting all those involved in tourism who welcome these highly contributing visitors, especially as the Russian and Ukrainian visitors can no longer come to the French Riviera. From May to October, Nice will be connected directly to Montreal with Air Canada and Air Transat, with 5 to 7 rotations a week. From April to October, New York will be easy to reach, with up to 3 flights a day, operated by United Airlines, Delta Airlines and La Compagnie. Finally, the major new route of the season: Delta Airlines has once again connected us with a direct flight to its hub in Atlanta every day from May to September, offering the region a rare gateway to the whole of North and Latin America.
“The continuing growth of our network coming from or heading to North America is excellent news for local residents and for our region; these routes offer so many opportunities for leisure or business trips and interactions between our two countries. This renewed and even increased confidence of the airlines perfectly illustrates our strategy focused on achieving the most direct connectivity possible for local residents and flight routes which support the quality tourism wanted by our region”, explains Franck Goldnadel, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Aéroports de la Côte d'Azur.
The Gulf States reinforcing our connectivity with the Middle East and Asia
In addition to the return of the Emirates A380, which operates every day between Nice and Dubai, 3 other long-haul destinations in the Gulf States are on the scheduled programme for this summer: Bahrain - with Gulf Air (2 weekly rotations between June and September), Kuwait - with Kuwait Airways (2 weekly rotations between June and September) and Riyadh - with Saudia (3 weekly rotations from 16 June to 30 September). With these four destinations, which attract visitors particularly sought after by local tourism professionals, Nice Côte d'Azur has reclaimed the entirety of its offer of destinations in the Gulf States.
As a reminder, the Summer 2022 scheduled programme included 107 destinations in 40 countries and 9 long-haul destinations.
Find the detailed scheduled programme on our website: : https://bit.ly/3kholV5