Nice Airport Reports Five-Year Growth

In the first semester of 2015, passenger growth was up by a further 1.4 percent, while a number of new routes have also been added to the airport’s growing destination map.

After four-years of consecutive growth since 2011, and an additional 2 million passengers throughout the same period, Nice Cote d’Azur Airport has continued to grow in 2015.

In the first semester of 2015, passenger growth was up by a further 1.4 percent, while a number of new routes have also been added to the airport’s growing destination map.

A total of 10 new routes have been added to the summer 2015 schedule, adding a further 200,000 seats during the summer period extending from April to October.

Croatia Airlines, Pegasus Airlines, Chalair and Sun D’Or are all new arrivals to Nice Cote D’Azur, launching a number of new routes, including four new destinations.

Over the past couple of months, new routes from Nice Airport include Croatia Airlines who will commence a twice-weekly link to Dubrovnik every Monday and Friday, and Pegasus Airlines who added Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen five-times-weekly, which will operate year-round.

Germanwings commenced a new route between Nice and Stuttgart, three-times-weekly while regional French airline, IGavion commenced a twice-weekly link to Chateauroux.

New airline, Sun D’Or on behalf of El Al commenced a twice-weekly link to Tel Aviv, while easyJet has added seven weekly flights to Amsterdam, to operate year-round. Norwegian has added a twice-weekly link to Madrid, Vueling has added an eight-times-weekly link to Rome, operating year-round, and Germanwings has added another link to Dusseldorf. Finally, another new arrival at the airport – Chalair has added a new link to Limoges, to operate two-times per week.

In winter 2015/16, Delta will recover its full year program, proposing a non-stop four-times-weekly link between Nice and New York’s JFK, hopefully adding to the airport’s growth.

Also for winter, Volotea will commence a new link to Strasbourg at the end of November this year, operating four-times-weekly minimum. Four new summer routes will continue  throughout the winter; Tel Aviv with Sun d’Or, Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen with Pegasus, Amsterdam with EasyJet and Rome Fiumicino with Vueling.

Alongside the new incentive scheme which began in April 2015, Nice Airport has seen a drastic reduction in national tax on aircraft sound pollution, with a 50 percent reduction on the TNSA bill, which was originally created in 2001 as a tax applied to each take-off.

In terms of maintaining passenger relations, the airport will implement, from January 2016, a compensation of €7 per departing passenger for any flight delayed by more than 30 minutes, paid by the airport itself.

Nice Cote D’Azur Airport will be attending this years’ World Routes forum in Durban, South Africa. Make sure to book in meeting time to find out more about the fantastic developments, and the opportunities available at Nice.