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 type Public
Owner/Operator Aéroports de la Côte d'Azur (ACA)
Serves Nice, the Côte d'Azur and the Principality of Monaco
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 (2016)
Passengers 12,427,427
Passenger traffic change Increase 3.4%
Aircraft movements 169,934
Aircraft movements change Steady 0.0%
Airport data from French AIP.[1]

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]


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]


Airlines Destinations Terminal
Aegean Airlines Seasonal: Athens[6] 1
Aer Lingus Dublin 1
Aeroflot Moscow-Sheremetyevo 2
operated by Rossiya
Saint Petersburg
Seasonal: Moscow–Vnukovo[7]
Air Algérie Algiers, Constantine
Seasonal: Annaba
airBaltic Seasonal: Riga 1
Air Berlin Dusseldorf 1
Air Canada Rouge Seasonal: Montréal-Trudeau 1
Air Corsica Ajaccio, Bastia, Calvi, Figari 2
Air France Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Paris-Orly 2
Air Transat Seasonal: Montréal-Trudeau 1
Alitalia Rome-Fiumicino 2
APG Airlines Bergamo[8] 1
Austrian Airlines Vienna 1
Belavia Minsk[9] 2
Blue Air Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca[10] 1
British Airways London–Gatwick, London–Heathrow 1
British Airways
operated by BA CityFlyer
Seasonal: London–Stansted (begins 6 May 2017),[11] Manchester (begins 20 May 2017)[12]
Brussels Airlines Brussels 1
Chalair Limoges 2
Croatia Airlines Seasonal: Dubrovnik 2
Czech Airlines Prague 2
Delta Air Lines Seasonal: New York-JFK[13] 2
easyJet Amsterdam,[14] Barcelona, Berlin–Schönefeld, Bordeaux, Brussels, Faro (begins 9 June 2017),[15] Geneva, Lille, Lisbon, Liverpool, London-Gatwick, London-Luton, London-Stansted, Marrakech, Nantes, Naples, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Paris-Orly, Rome-Fiumicino, Toulouse, Venice, Zürich (begins 10 June 2017)[16]
Seasonal: Belfast-International, Bristol, Cagliari, Edinburgh, Hamburg, Mykonos, Newcastle upon Tyne, Olbia, Palma de Mallorca
easyJet Switzerland Basel/Mulhouse, Geneva 2
El Al Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion 1
Emirates Dubai-International 1
Eurowings Munich, Vienna 1
operated by Germanwings
Cologne/Bonn, Düsseldorf, Stuttgart
Seasonal: Berlin-Tegel, Hamburg
Finnair Seasonal: Helsinki 2
Heli Air Monaco Monaco 2
HOP! Biarritz, Bordeaux, Brest, Caen, Lille, Lyon, Metz/Nancy, Nantes, Rennes, Strasbourg, Toulouse 2
Iberia Express Madrid 1
operated by Air Nostrum
Seasonal: Ibiza, Málaga, Palma de Mallorca
1 Seasonal: Leeds/Bradford, Manchester 1
operated by KLM Cityhopper
Amsterdam 2
LOT Polish Airlines Warsaw–Chopin 1
Lufthansa Frankfurt 1
Lufthansa Regional
operated by Lufthansa CityLine
Munich 1
Luxair Luxembourg 1
Meridiana Seasonal: Olbia 1
Mistral Air Florence[17] TBA
Monacair Monaco[18] 2
Middle East Airlines Seasonal: Beirut 2
Monarch Airlines Seasonal: Birmingham 1
Norwegian Air Shuttle Copenhagen, Oslo-Gardermoen, Stockholm-Arlanda
Seasonal: Bergen, Gothenburg, Helsinki, Stavanger, Trondheim
operated by LOT Polish Airlines
Seasonal: Tallinn 2
Nouvelair Monastir, Tunis[19] 2
Pegasus Airlines Seasonal: Istanbul-Sabiha Gökçen[20] 2
Primera Air Seasonal: Billund 1
Qatar Airways Doha (begins 4 July 2017)[21] 1
Royal Air Maroc Casablanca 2
Ryanair Dublin, London-Stansted (begins 1 July 2017)[22] 1
Scandinavian Airlines Copenhagen, Stockholm-Arlanda
Seasonal: Bergen, Gothenburg, Oslo-Gardermoen, Stavanger, Trondheim
Swiss International Air Lines Geneva, Zürich 1
TAP Portugal
operated by TAP Express
Lisbon 1
Transavia Amsterdam, Eindhoven 1
TUIfly Belgium Ostend/Bruges
Seasonal: Charleroi
Tunisair Djerba, Monastir, Tunis 2
Turkish Airlines Istanbul-Atatürk 1
Twin Jet Milan–Malpensa 1
Ukraine International Airlines Seasonal: Kiev-Boryspil 1
Volotea Strasbourg
Seasonal: Luxembourg,[23] Palermo,[24] Pau,[23] Rennes[24]
Vueling Barcelona, Rome-Fiumicino 1
Wizz Air Budapest,[25] Vilnius, Warsaw-Chopin (begins 1 July 2017)[26] 2


Airlines Destinations
ASL Airlines France Marseille, Paris-Charles de Gaulle
DHL Aviation Malta, Marseille
FedEx Feeder
operated by ASL Airlines Ireland
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.[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. Retrieved 2016-06-14. 
  5. ^ "Route Map" in 1993, Trans World Airlines
  6. ^ "Book a flight". Aegean Airlines. Retrieved 30 October 2015. 
  7. ^ L, J (20 January 2016). "Rossiya Airlines Expands Moscow Vnukovo; Outlines Boeing 777 Operation in S16". Airline Route. Retrieved 20 January 2016. 
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  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 (Romanian)
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  14. ^ "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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  20. ^ "Pegasus Airlines Adds New French Routes in S15". Airline Route. Retrieved 6 January 2015. 
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  25. ^ Wizz Air thrives in Hungary
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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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