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  • Writer's pictureJameson Farn

Get Packing! Nice Airport Reopens Flights!

Here is something many of us not only in the French Riviera but worldwide have been waiting for, the Nice Côte d'Azur Airport reopens flights to over 100 destinations.

A sure sign that things are coming back to a new normal, with most of the remaining Covid19 restrictions being lifted as of March 14, 2022, now, the Nice Airport has announced they will open again to an almost complete capacity starting on March 27, 2022.

Just in time as people start to plan their summer vacations in the region and the rest of France.

Nice’s airport is considered the main hub of all flight activity in the region, and now, this means instead of all flights going through Terminal 2, now Terminal 1 at the airport will also soon be reopening its doors, with the best sanitary conditions in place.

The airport will be offering 106 flights from 52 airlines (18 in France and 89 international flights, including 8 long-haul flights) to 41 different countries. This number is close to the number of pre-pandemic flights: Nice Côte d’Azur Airport offered a network of 121 destinations to 44 countries in the summer of 2019.

In addition to this news, more direct flights will also be available. Many travelers have been eagerly awaiting long-haul flights, which will finally be making a comeback with eight direct connections. Air Canada and Air Transat will connect Nice to Montreal. Kuwait Airways will fly to Kuwait, with a stop at Rome Fiumicino, and Emirates will fly directly to Dubai.

Delta Airlines will offer a daily flight to New York JFK, while La Compagnie and United Airlines will connect Nice to Newark daily. In addition, Gulf Air will operate at Nice for the first time and will open a route to Bahrain.

Seven new destinations will also be added to the airport’s list: Bahrain, Heraklion, Cluj, Reykjavik, Southampton, Tirana, and Valencia. Five 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.

Nice Côte d’Azur will then be able to maintain its position as the second airport in France to offer long-haul seats, with 380,000 seats offered.

These new additions at the airport signify a welcome recovery from the pandemic, and that the French Riviera still stands as a much-desired travel destination.


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