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  • Writer's pictureJameson Farn

New Expansion of Flight Routes to the Cote d'Azur


With last summer breaking tourism records throughout the French Riviera, it was recently

announced by the Nice Airport Cote d’Azur a number of new and more frequent flight routes

worldwide but more specifically to and from the USA.

The number of long-haul routes has reached a record 10. With 21 new routes, including 16 new

launches and 3 annualizations, the airport is an active part of the region's strategy to promote

quality tourism throughout the year.


Nice Côte d'Azur is gradually rebuilding and expanding its network, offering a range of coherent

destinations to meet the expectations of both local residents and visitors from around the world.

Although the program may evolve, it includes 111 destinations in 42 countries. And a record

number of 10 long-haul destinations, including 6 to North America, with 2 routes to Canada and

now 4 to the United States, thanks to the takeover of the route to and from Atlanta operated by

Delta Airlines.

The latest new destinations are Atlanta (USA) with Delta Airlines, Bari (Italy) with Easyjet,

Birmingham (UK) with Jet2, Brussels (Belgium) with Volotea, Constantine (Algeria) with Air

Algeria, Valette (Malta) with Air Malta, Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) with Air Saudi, Tampere (Finland)

with Air Baltic, and Paris-Bauvais which is actually 70km away from Paris by Easyjet, a

little further than their "London" Luton airport is from London.

From May to October, Nice will be linked to Montreal, with Air Canada and Air Transat, with 5 to

7 rotations per week. From April to October, New York will be accessible with up to 3 flights per

day, operated by United Airlines, Delta Airlines, and La Compagnie.

Finally, Delta Airlines will once again connect us with a direct flight to its Atlanta hub, on a daily

basis, from May to September, offering the territory an exceptional gateway to the whole of

North America and Latin America.

"The continued growth of our network to and from North America is excellent news for the

people of the Côte d'Azur and for our region, as these routes offer so many opportunities for

leisure and business travel and exchanges between our two countries. This renewed, and even

increased, confidence on the part of the airlines is a perfect illustration of our strategy, which is

focused on providing the most direct connectivity possible for the people of the Côte d'Azur and

air links that support the quality tourism that our region is looking for" explained Franck

Goldnadel, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Côte d'Azur airports.

In addition to the return of the Emirates A380, which operates daily between Nice and Dubai,

three other long-haul flights to the Gulf countries are on the agenda 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 June 16 to September 30). These four destinations, attract a particularly sought-after clientele for Côte d'Azur tourism professionals, Nice Côte d'Azur is now able to offer a full range of destinations to the Gulf States.

As a reminder, the Summer 2022 program included 107 destinations in 40 countries and 9

long-haul destinations.

Reflecting its territory and mirroring its attractiveness, Nice Côte d'Azur unveils a Summer 2023

program resolutely focused on continuously improving the territory's connectivity with

international cities.


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