The airport of Nice-Côte d'Azur (NCE) is an French international airport located in Nice, in the Alpes-Maritimes and the French Riviera .
It is managed by the public company Aéroports de la Côte d'Azur (ACA), the second French airport company after Aéroports de Paris , which also administers the airports of Cannes-Mandelieu and Saint-Tropez .
In terms of commercial passenger traffic, it ranks third among French airports, after Paris-Charles-de-Gaulle and Paris-Orly airports. The fourth and fifth positions are occupied by the airports of Lyon-Saint-Exupéry and Toulouse-Blagnac.
Nice-Côte d'Azur was built on a partially reclaimed area on the sea located in the extension of the Promenade des Anglais, along the Var in the Arénas district. Its particular geographical location ensures passengers a spectacular landing along the coast of the Côte d'Azurwith weith breathtaking view of the islands, the bays, the beaches, the snow-capped mountains in winter, and the agglomeration which offers a magical image at night. The landing ends with a flight at a very low altitude over the sea before finally touching down. The airport won first place in the PrivateFly 2014 list, being awarded the most beautiful approach to airports in the world among more than 200 destinations in competition. In 2018, it is in the Top3 of the most beautiful approaches to airports in the world for the fifth consecutive year.
Commercial traffic in 2019 reached 14.48 million passengers. It thus sets a new annual record for the platform for the ninth consecutive year. International commercial traffic represents 65% of the platform's commercial traffic in 2019.
The airport traffic has two specific seasons: the summer season from April to the end of October, then the winter season from November to the end of March. The so-called summer seasonality can be more or less sustainable depending on the company.
Some figures for 2019:
173 scheduled airlines 121 destinations served in 44 countries 61 scheduled airlines serve the airport 1457 weekly frequencies flights
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