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After a day of flight cancellations, some good news out of Nice-Côte d’Azur Airport.
EasyJet, the dominant carrier, which is serviced from Terminal 2, has announced four additional summer routes in 2018.
Flights to Biarritz and Catania, Sicily, will launch on June 25 and end the season on August 31, with two flights from Nice each week.
Flights to Tel Aviv will be available from June 5 until October 27, also twice a week, while Seville, with three weekly flights from March 31 until October 27.
Last month, easyJet confirmed a new and 5th aircraft will be based in Nice from the spring of 2018. This new A320 will add 9 percent to the local capacity in seat capacity with nearly 200,000 additional seats.
“The arrival of a fifth plane is part of the long-standing relationship we have with the people of Nice and our local partners, the main one being Nice Airport” said François Bacchetta, easyJet Director in France.
In 2017, easyJet transported nearly 4 million people from and to Nice, consolidating its position as the platform’s leading airline with a market share of 30.2% (versus 28.4% in 2016). The low-cost carrier aims to fly an additional 10 percent passengers next year, 2018.
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The first stone has been laid for the long-awaited new access road connecting the A8 and the Grand Corniche, designed to relieve the notorious traffic jams surrounding Monaco.
Prince Albert has officially inaugurated Monaco’s new port, Cala del Forte in Ventimiglia, alongside his niece Camille Gottlieb and children Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella.
Nice Côte d’Azur Airport is temporarily reopening Terminal 1 to accommodate passengers coming in from higher risk zones.