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AirTransat, the Canadian airline, has announced two flights a week from summer 2018 from Nice to Montreal. The direct flights will operate on Fridays and Mondays from May to October.
AirTransat will also operate five flights a week from both Paris and Marseille, four from Lyon, and three from Toulouse, Nantes and Bordeaux.
The airline has won many awards, including the 2012 Skytrax World’s Best Leisure Airline Award, and is now Canada’s third-largest airline by passenger numbers, after Air Canada and WestJet.
Italy, the first European country hit hard by the Covid pandemic, has cautiously reopened borders for the first time since mid-March amid an encouraging slowing of infection rates and death tolls.
A new site called Travel-Map has been launched showing real-time summaries of which borders are open and which are still closed during deconfinement, making it easier for travellers to plan summer trips.
Nice Côte d’Azur is set to reopen flights to nine European cities in June as the airport initiates a progressive resumption of flights within the week.
EasyJet has begun offering flights between the UK and Nice from 15th June, starting with a tentative schedule of three flights a week to Gatwick only, ahead of a more normal schedule in July.