Nice Côte d'Azur Airport

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Nice Côte d'Azur Airport

Aéroport Nice Côte d'Azur
Aeroport Nice Cote d'Azur logo.svg
Nice airport.jpg
Airport typePublic
Owner/OperatorAéroports de la Côte d'Azur (ACA)
ServesNice, the Côte d'Azur and the Principality of Monaco
Focus city for
Elevation AMSL4 m / 13 ft
Coordinates43°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 (2017)
Passenger traffic changeIncrease 7.1%
Aircraft movements164,992
Aircraft movements changeIncrease 0.4%
Airport data from French AIP.[1]

Nice Côte d'Azur Airport (French: Aéroport Nice Côte d'Azur) (IATA: NCE, ICAO: 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 2017, it handled 13,304,782 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]


Terminal 1
Terminal 2
Control tower
The airport with Nice seen in the background

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 annual 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[edit]

Terminal 1 features 25 gates on a space of 52,000 m2 (560,000 sq ft). It features flights to domestic, Schengen and non-Schengen destinations and has a capacity of 4.5 million passengers per year. A business center is located at Terminal 1 containing eight rooms and a conference room with a capacity of 250 people.

Terminal 2[edit]

Terminal 2 is the newer and larger facility and has 29 gates on a space of 57,800 m2 (622,000 sq ft) and is also equipped to handle flights to all destinations. It has a capacity of 8.5 million passengers per year.

Airlines and destinations[edit]


Aegean Airlines Seasonal: Athens[6]
Aer Lingus Seasonal: Cork (resumes 1 May 2019),[7] Dublin
Aeroflot Moscow–Sheremetyevo
Air Algérie Algiers, Constantine
airBaltic Riga
Air Canada Rouge Seasonal: Montréal–Trudeau
Air Corsica Ajaccio, Bastia, Calvi, Figari
Air France Paris–Charles de Gaulle, Paris–Orly
Seasonal: Athens, Beirut, Tel Aviv–Ben Gurion
Air Transat Seasonal: Montréal–Trudeau
Alitalia Rome–Fiumicino
APG Airlines Bergamo[8]
Austrian Airlines Vienna
Belavia Minsk[9]
Blue Air Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca[10]
British Airways London–City, London–Gatwick, London–Heathrow
Seasonal: London–Stansted,[11] Manchester[12]
Brussels Airlines Brussels
Chalair Aviation Limoges
Croatia Airlines Seasonal: Dubrovnik
Czech Airlines Prague
Delta Air Lines Seasonal: New York–JFK
easyJet Amsterdam,[13] Barcelona, Berlin–Schönefeld, Berlin–Tegel, Bordeaux, Brussels, Faro,[14] Geneva, Lille, Lisbon, Liverpool, London–Gatwick, London–Luton, London–Stansted, Marrakech, Nantes, Naples, Paris–Charles de Gaulle, Paris–Orly, Porto, Rome–Fiumicino, Tel Aviv–Ben Gurion, Tenerife–South, Toulouse, Venice, Zürich
Seasonal: Belfast–International, Biarritz, Bristol, Cagliari, Catania, Chania, Edinburgh, Hamburg, Mykonos, Newcastle upon Tyne, Olbia, Palma de Mallorca, Seville
easyJet Switzerland Basel/Mulhouse, Geneva
El Al Tel Aviv–Ben Gurion (begins 7 April 2019)[15]
Emirates Dubai–International
Eurowings Cologne/Bonn, Düsseldorf, Stuttgart
Seasonal: Hamburg, Vienna
Finnair Seasonal: Helsinki
Heli Air Monaco Monaco[a]
HOP! Biarritz, Bordeaux, Brest, Caen, Lille, Lyon, Metz/Nancy, Nantes, Rennes, Strasbourg
Seasonal: Quimper
Iberia Express Madrid
Iberia Regional Madrid
Seasonal: Ibiza, Málaga, Palma de Mallorca Seasonal: Leeds/Bradford, London–Stansted, Manchester
KLM Amsterdam
La Compagnie Seasonal: Newark (begins 5 May 2019)[16]
Laudamotion Seasonal: Stuttgart (begins 2 April 2019)[17]
LOT Polish Airlines Warsaw–Chopin
Lufthansa Frankfurt, Munich
Luxair Luxembourg
Meridiana Seasonal: Olbia
Middle East Airlines Seasonal: Beirut
Monacair Monaco[18][a]
Norwegian Air Shuttle Copenhagen, Oslo–Gardermoen, Stockholm–Arlanda
Seasonal: Bergen, Gothenburg, Helsinki, Stavanger, Trondheim
Nordica Seasonal: Tallinn
Nouvelair Monastir, Tunis[19]
Qatar Airways Doha[20]
Rossiya Moscow–Vnukovo, Saint Petersburg
Royal Air Maroc Casablanca
Ryanair Dublin, London–Stansted
Scandinavian Airlines Copenhagen, Oslo–Gardermoen, Stockholm–Arlanda
Seasonal: Aarhus, Bergen, Gothenburg, Stavanger, Trondheim
Sun d'Or Seasonal: Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion (ends 6 January 2019)
Swiss International Air Lines Geneva, Zürich
TAP Air Portugal Lisbon
TAROM Bucharest
Transavia Amsterdam, Eindhoven
TUI fly Belgium Seasonal: Charleroi, Marrakech, Ostend/Bruges[21]
Tunisair Djerba, Monastir, Tunis
Turkish Airlines Istanbul–Atatürk (ends 31 December 2018), Istanbul–Havalimanı (begins 1 January 2019)
Twin Jet Milan–Malpensa
Ukraine International Airlines Seasonal: Kiev–Boryspil
Volotea Strasbourg
Seasonal: Luxembourg, Malta, Palermo, Pau, Rennes, Split[22]
Vueling Barcelona, Rome–Fiumicino
Wizz Air Bucharest, Budapest,[23] Kraków (begins 1 May 2019),[24] Sofia, Vilnius, Vienna (begins 22 February 2019),[25] Warsaw–Chopin[26]
  1. ^ a b by helicopter


ASL Airlines France Marseille, Paris-Charles de Gaulle
DHL Aviation Malta, Marseille
FedEx Feeder Paris–Charles de Gaulle


Passengers per Year
Year Passengers Change
Jan 2018 731,977 Increase012.8%
2017 13,304,782 Increase07.1%
2016 12,427,511 Increase03.4%
2015 12,016,730 Increase03.1%
2014 11,660,208 Increase00.9%
2013 11,554,251 Increase03.3%
2012 11,189,896 Increase07.4%
2011 10,422,073 Increase08.5%
2010 9,603,014 Decrease02.3%
2009 9,830,987 Decrease05.3%

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.[27]

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • On 9 April 1949, SNCASE Languedoc P/7 F-BATU of Air France overran the runway and was damaged beyond economic repair.[28]
  • 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.[29]


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  2. ^ a b "EAD Basic". Retrieved 25 May 2011.
  3. ^ "Nice Côte d'Azur Airport: 2015 airport statistics". Retrieved 12 March 2016.
  4. ^ "Airports Serving Monaco". Angloinfo Monaco. Angloinfo. Archived from the original on 7 August 2016. Retrieved 14 June 2016.
  5. ^ "Route Map" in 1993, Trans World Airlines
  6. ^ "Book a flight". Aegean Airlines. Retrieved 30 October 2015.
  7. ^ "Cork Airport Welcomes New Aer Lingus Routes To Nice And Dubrovnik". Cork Airport. 26 October 2018. Retrieved 30 October 2018.
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 16 September 2016. Retrieved 15 September 2016.
  9. ^ L, J (12 February 2014). "Belavia Adds Krasnodar and Nice Service from late-April 2014". Airline Roites. Retrieved 12 February 2014.
  10. ^ Blue Air anunţă noi rute (in Romanian)
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  13. ^ "easyJet announces six new routes from Amsterdam and strengthens its links between The Netherlands and the UK". EasyJet. 14 October 2014.
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  16. ^ Schlappig, Ben (2018-12-04). "La Compagnie's Nice Flight Now On Sale: $1,200 Roundtrip Fares". One Mile at a Time. Retrieved 2018-12-04.
  17. ^ "Laudamotion outlines S19 Stuttgart network". 18 October 2018.
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  19. ^ Lyon
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  23. ^ Wizz Air thrives in Hungary Archived 24 September 2015 at the Wayback Machine.
  24. ^ "Wizz Air will fly from Krakow. Cheap carrier will open 12 routes from the capital of Lesser Poland". 21 November 2018.
  25. ^ "Wien: Wizzair kündigt neun weitere Strecken an". Retrieved 2 March 2018.
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  27. ^ "Line 2 tram expected to be finished in 2017". Attika International. 20 March 2013. Retrieved 8 March 2014.
  28. ^ "F-BATU Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 27 February 2014.
  29. ^ "F-BCUM Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 27 February 2014.

External links[edit]

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