Nice Côte d’Azur Airport grows international network

posted on 8th February 2019 by Justin Burns

Nice Côte d’Azur Airport has grown its summer flight programme boosting connections to the Eastern Europe, Russia, Middle East and North American regions, as well as densifying its national network.

Throughout summer 2019, the airport will be offering 120 scheduled destinations (non-chartered), including 96 international destinations. Nine of the 12 new destinations (Newark, Kuwait, Moscow Domodedovo, Chișinău, Kraków, Belgrade, Cork, Rotterdam, Porto, Brest, Agen and La Rochelle) are exclusively international, as are seven of the nine strengthened routes.

The airport said the network development focuses on the cities that are most attractive or generate the most high-potential tourists, these connect the territory to 43 countries: three more than last year (Moldova, Kuwait and Serbia). They also offer a second scheduled flight to New York. The frequencies will be provided by 58 scheduled airlines: four more than in summer 2018.

Aéroports de la Côte d’Azu  chairman of the board, Dominique Thillaud said: “This new programme is representative of our whole policy, which seeks to make our Territory more attractive, with an improved international reputation, and to support its economic dynamism. Moreover, our summer 2019 programme strengthens our position as France’s second hub for connections to the rest of the world.

“By connecting 24 French airports to 96 international destinations (including 5 long-haul destinations), we offer tourists and business travellers a high quality alternative to the hubs, and bring some relief to the saturated skies of Northern Europe. We will soon be announcing innovative initiatives to facilitate connections via Nice-Côte d’Azur.”

The airport is France’s second busiest airport after Paris, with 13.85 million passengers in 2018.

The 12 new routes for summer 2019:

Newark La Compagnie* 5 weekly flights
Kuwait Kuwait Airways* 2 weekly flights
Moscow-Domodedovo S7* 6 weekly flights
Chișinău Air Moldova* 3 weekly flights
Kraków Wizz Air 2 weekly flights
Belgrade Air Serbia* 2 weekly flights
Cork Aer Lingus 2 weekly flights
Rotterdam Transavia 3 weekly flights
Porto easyJet 3 weekly flights
Agen Chalair 2 weekly flights
Brest Air France Hop 1 weekly flight
La Rochelle Air France Hop 1 weekly flight

Strengthening of 9 routes:

Montreal Air Transat 3 weekly flights
Doha Qatar Airways 5 weekly flights (A350-900)
St Petersburg S7* 2 weekly flights
Málaga Volotea 2 weekly flights
Stuttgart LaudaMotion* 3 weekly flights
Vienna Wizz Air 4 weekly flights
Bergen SAS 1 weekly flight
Rennes easyJet 3 weekly flights
Toulouse Volotea 2 weekly flights

2 relaunched routes

Bergerac Chalair 2 weekly flights
Pau Air France Hop 1 weekly flight