Monaco Heliport

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Monaco Heliport
Héliport de Monaco
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Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Direction de l'Aviation Civile
Serves Monaco,
Hub for Monacair
Elevation AMSL 20 ft / 6 m
Coordinates 43°43′35″N 007°25′14″E / 43.72639°N 7.42056°E / 43.72639; 7.42056Coordinates: 43°43′35″N 007°25′14″E / 43.72639°N 7.42056°E / 43.72639; 7.42056
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Monaco Heliport is located in Monaco
Monaco Heliport
Monaco Heliport
Location on a map of Monaco
Sources:[1][2]

Monaco Heliport (French: Héliport de Monaco, IATA: MCMICAO: LNMC), also known as Monte Carlo Heliport, 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]

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

Facilities[edit]

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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.

The heliport is managed by the Direction de l'Aviation Civile and 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 offering scheduled flights to Nice airport are Monacair and Heli Securite[7] Nice Côte d'Azur Airport in Nice, France.

Airlines Destinations
Monacair Nice[8]
Heli Securite Nice[9]

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.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "LNMC – Monaco" (PDF). AIP from French Service d'information aéronautique (in English and French). sia.aviation-civile.gouv.fr. 2013. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2006-11-25. 
  2. ^ "A-Z World Airports Online". azworldairports.com. 
  3. ^ Leclerc, Grégory (30 September 2009). (in French). Maville.  Missing or empty |title= (help);
  4. ^ "Monaco Heliport". maps.google.com. 
  5. ^ "By helicopter". visitmonaco.com. 
  6. ^ "Division de Police Maritime et Aéroportuaire". gouv.mc (in French). 
  7. ^ "Heli Securite". helicopter-saint-tropez.com. 
  8. ^ http://www.monacair.mc/fr/index.aspxl.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  9. ^ "Heli Securite". helicopter-saint-tropez.com. 
  10. ^ "Compagnie des Autobus de Monaco – Our Bus Services". cam.mc. Retrieved 2009-10-28.