Nice Côte d’Azur Airport grows international network

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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:

NewarkLa Compagnie*5 weekly flights
KuwaitKuwait Airways*2 weekly flights
Moscow-DomodedovoS7*6 weekly flights
ChișinăuAir Moldova*3 weekly flights
KrakówWizz Air2 weekly flights
BelgradeAir Serbia*2 weekly flights
CorkAer Lingus2 weekly flights
RotterdamTransavia3 weekly flights
PortoeasyJet3 weekly flights
AgenChalair2 weekly flights
BrestAir France Hop1 weekly flight
La RochelleAir France Hop1 weekly flight

Strengthening of 9 routes:

MontrealAir Transat3 weekly flights
DohaQatar Airways5 weekly flights (A350-900)
St PetersburgS7*2 weekly flights
MálagaVolotea2 weekly flights
StuttgartLaudaMotion*3 weekly flights
ViennaWizz Air4 weekly flights
BergenSAS1 weekly flight
RenneseasyJet3 weekly flights
ToulouseVolotea2 weekly flights

2 relaunched routes

BergeracChalair2 weekly flights
PauAir France Hop1 weekly flight