Press release : issued 2 February 2016
9 new destinations / 15 new scheduled routes / 107 destinations and 62 scheduled airlines: a record!
Nice Côte d'Azur Airport presents its new 2016 summer collection: a selection of 107 destinations reaching out directly to all of Europe, and now expanded to the far North, the Mediterranean, North America and the Middle East.
Whether with medium- or long-haul direct flights from Nice, the platform continues to grow its network to include new destinations with high appeal for both its tri-national catchment area –Italy, through Monaco to Provence– and its international clientele.
Key figures for summer 2016:
- 107 destinations
- 62 scheduled airlines
- 37 countries served
- 15 new routes
This summer, a 2 to 3% increase in seating capacity will accompany the growth of the area's summer tourist activity, with new services for both leisure and business travel.
We will be offering 9 new routes to Mediterranean destinations (Palermo with Volotea; Mykonos, Cagliari in Sardinia with easyJet),as well as toEastern Europe and Scandinavia (Warsaw via Lot, Budapest with Wizzair, or Billund in Denmark with Primera Air) or for summer getaways toOstend (Bruges) with Jetairfly and Bergerac via IGavion. Finally, summer 2016 will provide direct access to a destination that was voted by our 40,000 followers on Facebook: Iceland via Reykjavik, on WOW Airin under 4h from Nice.
Further, 4 routes will be strengthened: Athens with Aegean, Palma de Mallorca with easyJet, Rennes and Strasbourg with Voloteaare additions to the new summer routes. Meanwhile, service will resume toTallinn in Estonia with a new airline, Nordic Aviation, and to Tunis with Nouvelair Tunisie.
The depth of the network out of Nice Côte d'Azur airport will make it possible for football fans tofly directly to attend the UEFA's prestigious EURO championships in June.Indeed, the citizens of each of the countries concerned will be able to attend the 4 matches scheduled in Nice.
All these new services fall under the Contrat de Compétitivité Territoriale (regional competitiveness compact) launched last June, by which the Aéroports de la Côte d’Azur Group proposed tolower its winter aeronautical fees* by 2.5% from November 2016 for the scheduled commercial aviation.These fees will be subsequently frozen for at least 9 years, confirming the Group's commitment to competitiveness, firstly to benefit its area, but also its client companies, both current and future.
For Dominique Thillaud, Chairman of the Board of the Aéroports de la Côte d’Azur Group,"Our mission at the service of our area is to contribute to the development of direct connections!"
For Didier Monges, Operations and Airline Marketing Director, "The 107 destinations on offer this summer, a record figure, make not only all of Europe accessible without stopovers from Nice, but also the Middle East and North America. In fact, to complement the growth by Delta Air Lines of its service to New York this winter, Air Canada also increases its frequencies to Montreal this summer. This initiative can only enhance our region's appeal."
Simplify booking for direct travel out of Nice
To seize the best offers of the day in real time, visit the Travel section of the airport website at www.nice.aeroport.fr. You will find our entire summer offer of 107 destinations out of Nice there!
*aeronautical fees for scheduled commercial aviation: landing, passengers and parking of aircraft.