The first provincial airport will serve seven countries outside of Europe, “subject to border openings», And new lines will be launched to several French destinations.
Nice Côte d’Azur airport announced Monday, May 3, the resumption this summer, subject to sanitary conditions, of long-haul flights to New York and Dubai, interrupted with the first confinement. “The resumption of air traffic begins this summer with a flight program that is expanded with eleven new routes including two new destinations, Minorca and Southampton, and, subject to border openings, the return of the first long-haul flights to New York and Dubai», Announced in a press release the second airport platform in France.
Internationally, Nice Côte d’Azur, which before the health crisis served up to 120 destinations including China, will find a panel of twelve destinations in seven countries: Algiers, Tunis, Israel and Turkey but also Dubai with the company Emirates, New York JFK with Delta Airlines and the other New York airport of Newark with La Compagnie.
A thousand flights per week this summer
«However, these latter destinations remain subject to changes in traffic restrictions to and from these countries.», Underlines the airport, which serves a tourist area which stretches from Monaco to Saint-Tropez, via Cannes where the 74th International Film Festival is to be held from July 6 to 17 this year. Vaccinated tourists from the United States could visit EU countries by this summer, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen recently said, but the reciprocity of this measure is still far from being confirmed. .
In Nice, this summer’s flight program will be less extensive than usual (1,000 per week, compared to 1,400 in summer 2019) but includes new lines, Brest and Nantes with Transavia, Lille with Volotea, La Rochelle with Easyjet, and to Europe new lines (Chisinau in Moldova, London Heathrow, Prague) and the two new destinations, Menorca in the Balearics and Southampton.