Nice Cote d'Azur and the south region connect directly to Beijing in the summer of 2019
The second airport platform in France accelerates its international expansion with the opening of this first direct link to China. Nice Côte d'Azur becomes the new airport of France, except Paris, to propose this air route at the rate of three weekly flights all the year.
From 2 August 2019, Nice Côte d'Azur Airport will offer a regular service to Beijing, operated by China's Air China . Three weekly rotations, on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, will be operated in A330-200 in two-class - business and economic, ie 227 seats including 28 Business.
After having the honor of President Xi Jinping's official visit at the end of March, the attractiveness of the French Riviera to Chinese tourists has been further strengthened. Asia's leading aerospace hub and China's leading airport , Beijing-Capital represents a huge potential for tourism and business passengers.
" It is a great pride to become the first airport in France, after Paris, to connect its Territory to China, the world's leading tourist emitter. This new road represents many economic opportunities for the Côte d'Azur, and more broadly the entire South Region, and participates fully in strengthening its attractiveness throughout the world.In addition to the outstanding work of the airport teams for many years, I would like to particularly thank Christian Estrosi, Mayor of Nice, President of the Metropolis and Deputy President of the South Region, David Lisnard, Mayor of Cannes and President of the CRT Côte d'Azur, and the Authorities of the Principality of Monaco for their constant investment during these years ", welcomes Dominique Thillaud, President of the Executive Board of Aéroports de la Côte d'Azur. "Air China's confidence in our Territory is a credit to us and, above all, requires us to make this development a success. All the vital forces of our Territory feel mobilized towards this objective. "
The officialization of this new direct link dedicates the many efforts made by the platform to welcome in the best conditions of hospitality Chinese tourists: presence on their social networks, with a hotline on WeChat, website and Wifi home portal of the platform in Mandarin, concierge application answering various questions of visitors, stands equipped with interactive kiosks in the terminals or signage to facilitate the flow of passengers.
A destination increasingly popular with Chinese tourists
Already, the Nice Côte d'Azur Airport welcomes more Chinese tourists each year , on an annual growth rate ranging between 15% and 20%. If China now occupies the 15th place of countries issuing tourists to the Côte d'Azur, the opening of this new air route will strengthen this position.
The French Riviera finally has in the person of Liu Ye a strong asset to strengthen its attractiveness. This iconic actor in China, married to a Niçoise, is ambassador for tourism of the Côte d'Azur which he misses an opportunity to praise the assets.
"Today I am proud to learn the opening of the Beijing-Nice line. It represents a strong symbol of closeness between the city where I currently live with my family, and the hometown of my wife Anaïs. The realization of this line will allow me and my compatriots to join in direct flight this Cote d'Azur that I like so much, "said Liu Ye.
Aymeric Staub – Attaché de presse
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