Nice Côte d'Azur Airport

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Nice Côte d'Azur Airport
Aéroport Nice Côte d'Azur
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Airport type Public
Owner/Operator Aéroports de la Côte d'Azur (ACA)
Serves Nice and the Côte d'Azur
Focus city for
Elevation AMSL 4 m / 13 ft
Coordinates 43°39′55″N 007°12′54″E / 43.66528°N 7.21500°E / 43.66528; 7.21500Coordinates: 43°39′55″N 007°12′54″E / 43.66528°N 7.21500°E / 43.66528; 7.21500
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in France
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in France
LFMN is located in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Airport in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region
Direction Length Surface
m ft
04L/22R 2,570 8,432 Bituminous concrete
04R/22L 2,960 9,711 Bituminous concrete
Number Length Surface
m ft
H1 29.25 96 Asphaltic concrete
H2 29.25 96 Asphaltic concrete
Statistics (2012)
Movements 176,402
Passengers 11,222,042
Airport data from French AIP.[1]
Statistics from official airport web site.[3]

Nice Côte d'Azur Airport (French: Aéroport Nice Côte d'Azur) (IATA: NCEICAO: LFMN) is an international airport located 3.2 NM (5.9 km; 3.7 mi) southwest[2] of Nice, in the Alpes-Maritimes départment of France. It is the third busiest airport in France and serves as a focus city for Air France and an operating base for easyJet. In 2013, it handled 11,554,195 passengers. The airport is positioned 7 km (4 mi) west of the city centre, and is the principal port of arrival for passengers to the Côte d'Azur.

Due to its proximity to the Principality of Monaco, it also serves as the city-state's airport, with helicopter service linking the principality and airport.[4] Some airlines market Monaco as a destination via Nice Airport.[5]


The airport covers an area of over 3.70 km2 (1.43 sq mi), with 2.70 km2 (1.04 sq mi) used by its two parallel runways and the two passenger terminals and freight terminal. The airport's theoretical capacity is 13 million passengers and 52 movements (26 landings) per hour. The two airport terminals are linked by courtesy shuttle buses that also connect the car parks with the terminals.

Terminal 1
  • 52,000 m2 (560,000 sq ft) : (National, Schengen and non-Schengen)
  • 25 gates
  • Capacity: 4.5 million passenger
  • A business center is located at Terminal 1 containing eight rooms and a conference room with a capacity of 250 people.
Terminal 2
  • 57,800 m2 (622,000 sq ft) (National, Schengen and non-Schengen)
  • 29 gates
  • Capacity: 8.5 million passengers
Freight terminal

Capacity 30,000 metric tons/year

Nice Côte d'Azur Airport from the air

Airlines and destinations[edit]


Airlines Destinations Terminal
Aer Lingus Dublin 1
Aeroflot Moscow-Sheremetyevo 2
operated by Rossiya
Saint Petersburg
Seasonal: Moscow-Domodedovo[6]
Air Algérie Algiers, Constantine 2
airBaltic Seasonal: Riga 1
Air Berlin Seasonal: Düsseldorf 1
Air Canada Rouge Seasonal: Montréal-Trudeau 1
Air France Lille, Lyon, Nantes, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Paris-Orly, Strasbourg
Seasonal: Athens, Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion
Air France
operated by Air Corsica
Ajaccio, Bastia, Calvi, Figari 2
Air Transat Seasonal: Montréal-Trudeau 1
Alitalia Rome-Fiumicino 2
Austrian Airlines Vienna 1
Belavia Seasonal: Minsk-National[7] 2
Blue Air Bucharest 1
British Airways London-Gatwick, London-Heathrow 1
British Airways
operated by BA CityFlyer
London-City 1
Brussels Airlines Brussels 1
Chalair Limoges 2
Croatia Airlines Seasonal: Dubrovnik 2
Czech Airlines Prague 2
Delta Air Lines Seasonal: New York-JFK[8] 2
easyJet Amsterdam,[9] Barcelona, Berlin–Schönefeld, Bordeaux, Bristol, Brussels, Geneva, Hamburg, Lille, Lisbon, Liverpool, London-Gatwick, London-Luton, London-Stansted, Marrakech, Nantes, Naples, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Paris-Orly, Rome-Fiumicino, Toulouse, Venice
Summer seasonal: Belfast-International, Edinburgh, Newcastle upon Tyne, Olbia
easyJet Switzerland Basel/Mulhouse, Geneva 2
El Al Seasonal: Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion 1
Emirates Dubai-International 1
Estonian Air Seasonal: Tallinn 1
Europe Airpost Seasonal: Dubrovnik (begins 18 June) 1
Finnair Seasonal: Helsinki 2
Germanwings Cologne/Bonn, Düsseldorf
Seasonal: Berlin-Tegel, Hamburg, Stuttgart
operated by Eurowings
Düsseldorf 1
Heli Air Monaco Monaco 2
HOP! Biarritz, Bordeaux, Brest, Caen, Metz/Nancy, Rennes, Toulouse 2
Iberia Express Madrid 1
operated by Air Nostrum
Seasonal: Ibiza, Málaga, Palma de Mallorca
operated by Skytaxi[10]
Seasonal: Angers, Châteauroux, Dole, Épinal 1
Israir Airlines Seasonal: Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion 1 Seasonal: Leeds/Bradford, Manchester 1
Jetairfly Seasonal: Châlons-en-Champagne, Charleroi 2
operated by KLM Cityhopper
Amsterdam 2
Lufthansa Frankfurt 1
Lufthansa Regional
operated by Lufthansa CityLine
Munich 1
Luxair Luxembourg 1
Meridiana Seasonal: Olbia 1
Middle East Airlines Seasonal: Beirut 2
Monarch Airlines Seasonal: Birmingham, London-Gatwick 1
Norwegian Air Shuttle Copenhagen, Madrid, Oslo-Gardermoen, Stockholm-Arlanda
Seasonal:Bergen, Gothenburg-Landvetter, Helsinki, London-Gatwick, Stavanger, Trondheim
Niki Vienna 1
Pegasus Airlines Istanbul-Sabiha Gökçen (begins 22 May 2015)[11] 1
Royal Air Maroc Casablanca 2
Ryanair Dublin
Seasonal: Shannon
Scandinavian Airlines Copenhagen, Oslo-Gardermoen, Stockholm-Arlanda
Seasonal: Bergen, Gothenburg-Landvetter, Stavanger, Trondheim
Swiss International Air Lines Geneva, Zürich 1
TAP Portugal
operated by Portugália
Lisbon 1
TAROM Bucharest 2
Transavia Amsterdam, Eindhoven, Rotterdam 1
Tunisair Djerba, Monastir, Tunis
Seasonal: Tozeur
Turkish Airlines Istanbul-Atatürk 1
Twin Jet Milan–Malpensa 1
Ukraine International Airlines Seasonal: Kiev-Boryspil 1
VLM Airlines Liège 1
Vueling Barcelona, Rome-Fiumicino 1


Airlines Destinations
DHL Aviation
operated by Exin
Europe Airpost Paris-Charles de Gaulle

Ground transportation[edit]

The airport is located on the western end of the Promenade des Anglais. Buses go between the airport and the Gare de Nice-Ville railway station (route 99) and Nice-Riquier railway station (route 98). The train station Nice-Saint-Augustin is near the airport (15 minutes by foot). Currently under development is a second Tram line that will connect the Airport to the center of Nice at Place Masséna.[12]

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • On 3 March 1952, SNCASE Languedoc P/7 F-BCUM of Air France crashed shortly after take-off killing all 38 people on board. The cause of the accident was that the aileron controls had jammed. The aircraft was operating a domestic scheduled passenger flight from Nice to Orly Airport, Paris.[14]


  1. ^ LFMN – NICE CÔTE D'AZUR (PDF). AIP from French Service d'information aéronautique, effective 30 Apr 2015.
  2. ^ a b "EAD Basic". Retrieved 25 May 2011. 
  3. ^ "Nice Côte d'Azur Airport: 2010 airport statistics" (in French). Retrieved 25 May 2011. 
  4. ^
  5. ^ "Route Map" in 1993, Trans World Airlines
  6. ^ Новые рейсы авиакомпании "Россия" из Москвы в Ниццу. Новости (in Russian). "Rossiya airlines" OJSC. Retrieved 5 February 2013. 
  7. ^ L, J (12 February 2014). "Belavia Adds Krasnodar and Nice Service from late-April 2014". Airline Roites. Retrieved 12 February 2014. 
  8. ^
  9. ^ "easyJet announces six new routes from Amsterdam and strengthens its links between The Netherlands and the UK". EasyJet. 14 October 2014. 
  10. ^
  11. ^ "Pegasus Airlines Adds New French Routes in S15". Airline Route. Retrieved 6 January 2015. 
  12. ^ "Line 2 tram expected to be finished in 2017". Attika International. 20 March 2013. Retrieved 8 March 2014. 
  13. ^ "F-BATU Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 27 February 2014. 
  14. ^ "F-BCUM Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 27 February 2014. 

External links[edit]

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