Nice Côte d'Azur Airport

Coordinates: 43°39′55″N 007°12′54″E / 43.66528°N 7.21500°E / 43.66528; 7.21500
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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)
ServesBouches-du-Rhône and Alpes-Maritimes (France)
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; 7.21500
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in France
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in France
LFMN NCE 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 Asphalt concrete
04R/22L 2,960 9,711 Asphalt concrete
Number Length Surface
m ft
H1 29.25 96 Asphaltic concrete
H2 29.25 96 Asphaltic concrete
Statistics (2022)
Passenger traffic changeIncrease 85.3%
Aircraft movements144, 843
Aircraft movements changeIncrease 45.1%
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 2019, it handled 14,485,423 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) partially reclaimed from the sea, with 2.70 km2 (1.04 sq mi) used by its two parallel runways and the three passenger terminals and freight terminal. The airport's theoretical capacity is 13 million annual passengers and 52 movements (26 landings) per hour. Terminals 1 and 2 are linked by a tram service. The route stops at the airport and connects with the city centre via the “Jean Médecin” station, and with the port via the “Port Lympia” station. 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 is equipped to handle flights to all destinations. There are 29 gates on a space of 57,800 m2 (622,000 sq ft). The terminal has a capacity of 8.5 million passengers per year.[citation needed]

Business Aviation Terminal[edit]

The Business Aviation Terminal, located next to Terminal 2, covers an area of 1,500 m2 (16,000 sq ft). Opened in 2010, this terminal contains the operations rooms, VIP lounges, crew lounges and offices of several business aviation companies.[6]

Airlines and destinations[edit]


The following airlines operate regular scheduled and charter flights to and from Nice:[7]

Aegean Airlines Athens[8]
Aer Lingus Seasonal: Dublin
Air Algérie Algiers, Constantine
Air Arabia Seasonal: Fez (begins 24 June 2023)[9][10]
Air Baltic Riga
Seasonal: Tallinn, Tampere,[11] Vilnius[12]
Air Canada Seasonal: Montréal–Trudeau[13]
Air Corsica Ajaccio, Bastia, Calvi, Figari
Air France London–Heathrow,[14] Lyon, Paris–Charles de Gaulle, Paris–Orly
Seasonal: Algiers (resumes 17 June 2023),[15] Athens, Biarritz,[16] Bordeaux, Caen,[16] Clermont-Ferrand,[17] Heraklion, La Rochelle,[17] Lille, Marrakesh (begins 7 July 2023),[18] Rennes,[16] Santorini (begins 8 July 2023),[19] Strasbourg, Toulouse,[17] Tunis[16]
Air Malta Seasonal: Malta[20]
Air Transat Seasonal: Montréal–Trudeau
Amelia International Seasonal: Brive (begins 1 July 2023)[21]
Austrian Airlines Vienna
Arkia Seasonal: Tel Aviv (resumes 3 July 2023)[22]
British Airways London–Gatwick, London–Heathrow
Seasonal: London–City
Brussels Airlines Brussels
Condor Seasonal: Düsseldorf, Frankfurt[23]
Delta Air Lines Seasonal: Atlanta,[24] New York–JFK
easyJet[25] Amsterdam,[26] Basel/Mulhouse, Beauvais,[27] Berlin, Bordeaux, Bristol, Brussels, Copenhagen,[28] Geneva, Lille, Lisbon, Liverpool, London–Gatwick, London–Luton, Manchester, Marrakesh, Nantes, Naples, Paris–Charles de Gaulle, Paris–Orly, Porto, Rennes, Rome–Fiumicino, Tel Aviv, Tenerife–South, Toulouse, Venice
Seasonal: Barcelona, Bari (begins 26 June 2023),[29] Belfast–International, Biarritz, Brest,[30] Catania, Chania, Edinburgh, Ibiza, La Rochelle,[31] Menorca,[32] Mykonos, Olbia, Palermo,[28] Palma de Mallorca
El Al Seasonal: Tel Aviv[33]
Emirates Dubai–International
Eurowings Berlin,[34] Cologne/Bonn, Düsseldorf, Hamburg
Seasonal: Stockholm–Arlanda,[35] Stuttgart
Finnair Helsinki
FlyOne Seasonal: Chișinău[36]
Gulf Air Seasonal: Bahrain, Milan–Malpensa
Heli Air Monaco Monaco[a]
Iberia Madrid
Seasonal: Ibiza, Málaga, Palma de Mallorca, Valencia
Icelandair Seasonal: Reykjavík–Keflavík
ITA Airways Rome–Fiumicino[37] Seasonal: Birmingham,[38] Leeds/Bradford, London–Stansted (begins 3 May 2024),[39] Manchester
KLM Amsterdam
Kuwait Airways Seasonal: Kuwait City[40]
La Compagnie Seasonal: Newark[41]
LOT Polish Airlines Warsaw–Chopin
Lufthansa Frankfurt, Munich
Luxair Luxembourg
Middle East Airlines Seasonal: Beirut
Monacair Monaco[42][a]
Norwegian Air Shuttle Copenhagen, Oslo, Stockholm–Arlanda
Seasonal: Bergen, Helsinki, Stavanger, Trondheim
Nouvelair Monastir, Tunis
Qatar Airways Doha[43]
Royal Air Maroc Casablanca
Ryanair Dublin, London–Stansted
Saudia Seasonal: Riyadh (resumes 16 June 2023)[44]
Scandinavian Airlines Copenhagen, Oslo, Stockholm–Arlanda
Seasonal: Bergen (resumes 1 July 2023),[45] Gothenburg, Stavanger
Smartwings Seasonal: Prague
Swiss International Air Lines Geneva, Zürich
TAP Air Portugal Lisbon
TAROM Seasonal: Bucharest–Otopeni[46]
Transavia Amsterdam, Brest,[47] Eindhoven, Nantes,[48] Tunis[49]
Seasonal: Monastir[50]
Tunisair Djerba, Monastir, Tunis
Turkish Airlines Istanbul[51]
United Airlines Seasonal: Newark[52]
Volotea Lille,[53] Luxembourg, Nantes,[54] Strasbourg, Venice[55]
Seasonal: Bordeaux, Brest,[56] Caen,[56] Charleroi,[57] Olbia,[57] Palermo
Vueling Barcelona
Widerøe Seasonal: Bergen,[58] Sandefjord[58]
Wizz Air Belgrade,[59] Bucharest–Otopeni, Budapest, Cluj-Napoca,[60] Kraków, London–Gatwick,[61] Rome–Fiumicino,[62] Sofia, Tirana,[63] Vienna,[64] Warsaw–Chopin[65]
Seasonal: Vilnius
  1. ^ a b by helicopter


ASL Airlines France[66] Marseille


Annual passenger traffic at NCE airport. See Wikidata query.
Passengers per year
Year Passengers Change
2018 13,850,561 Increase04.1%
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. Since December 2018, Nice tramway line 2 connects the airport to the Port of Nice (Lympia Port) via the Grand Arénas interchange (where additionally the relocated regional train station Nice-Saint-Augustin is situated),[67] replacing two former bus routes (98 and 99) to the airport. The tram runs every 8 minutes during the day. There's also tramway line 3 which runs form the airport to the western suburbs. Additionally, bus route 12 connects the airport with Promenade des Artes via the old town.[67]

Société Naviplane Ferry[edit]

In 1969 an experimental and short-lived ferry service utilized two N.300 Naviplane hovercraft. The airport was connected to Cannes, Saint-Tropez, Monaco and San-Remo.[68]

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.[69]
  • 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.[70]

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External links[edit]

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