Monaco Heliport

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Monaco Heliport
Héliport de Monaco
Heliport Monaco 3.jpg
IATA: MCMICAO: LNMC
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Service de l'Aviation Civile
Serves Beausoleil, Monaco, &
Roquebrune-Cap-Martin
Location Fontvieille, Monaco
Elevation AMSL 20 ft / 6 m
Coordinates 43°43′35″N 7°25′14″E / 43.72639°N 7.42056°E / 43.72639; 7.42056Coordinates: 43°43′35″N 7°25′14″E / 43.72639°N 7.42056°E / 43.72639; 7.42056

Monaco Heliport or Monte Carlo Heliport (IATA: MCMICAO: LNMC) is situated in the district of Fontvieille in the Principality of Monaco. The heliport is the only aviation facility within Monaco. It was opened with the support of Prince Rainier III in 1976, with only one helipad.[3] The only scheduled destination is Nice Côte d'Azur Airport in Nice, France. Both arrivals and departures are routed over the water, to minimize noise.

Location[edit]

The heliport is located directly on the Mediterranean coastline in the vicinity of the Stade Louis II, and the Chapiteau.[4]

Facilities[edit]

The heliport has been expanded to eight pads since its opening in 1987, with pads A and B jutted out over the sea. There is a single terminal structure at the heliport, and four hangar facilities, three on the east and one on the west side of the heliport.[5] There is also an underground parking lot, and a drop off area at the front of the terminal.

Security is provided the Division de Police Maritime et Aéroportuaire, a subdivision of the Direction de la Sûreté Publique.[6]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines include Heli Air Monaco and Heli Securite[7] which offers scheduled flights to and from Nice Côte d'Azur Airport in Nice, France.[8] While Monacair provides charter flights; notable charters include the Princely Family, and Government officials.[9]

Airlines Destinations
Heli Air Monaco Nice[10]

Transportation[edit]

Shuttle buses provide connections to and from the heliport with major hotels and many other locations within Monaco. Compagnie des Autobus de Monaco operates two bus routes, which stop in the vicinity of the heliport.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Heliport Information (in English & French). Monaco.
  2. ^ A-Z World Airports Online (in English). Monaco.
  3. ^ Leclerc, Grégory (30 September 2009). "Monacair vient essayer de nous prendre des clients!..." (in French). Maville. Retrieved 2009-10-28. 
  4. ^ Monaco Heliport (in English). Monaco.
  5. ^ By helicopter (in English). Monaco.
  6. ^ Division de Police Maritime et Aéroportuaire (in French). Monaco.
  7. ^ Heli Securite(in English). Monaco
  8. ^ Heli Air Monaco (in English). Monaco. Retrieved 2009-10-28.
  9. ^ Société - Historique (in French). Monaco.
  10. ^ Heli Air Monaco (in English). Monaco. Retrieved 2009-10-28.
  11. ^ Compagnie des Autobus de Monaco - Our Bus Services (in English). Monaco. Retrieved 2009-10-28.

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