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Passenger numbers jumped sharply at Nice airport

Passenger numbers jumped sharply at Nice airport

By Staff Writer - January 17, 2018

Photo: Facebook Aéroport Nice Côte d'Azur
Photo: Facebook Aéroport Nice Côte d’Azur

Nice-Côte d’Azur Airport has set a new record for number of passengers in 2017, with a total of 13.3 million people using the gateway to the Riviera during the year, up by 900,000 from 2016, a 7.1 percent annual increase.

Nice airport upgraded its passenger facilities in Terminal 2 during the year, having done the same for Terminal 1 in 2016.

Dominique Thillaud, Chairman of the Management Board of Aéroports de la Côte d’Azur, said: “I am very pleased with the excellent results of Nice-Côte d’Azur Airport. This growth was achieved by improving the quality and speed of services provided to passengers, and contributed to the attractiveness of our territory. The key to our success today and tomorrow is our competitiveness.”

Nice-Côte d’Azur Airport is the second largest airport in France after Paris, with 114 direct destinations and 56 regular airlines serving 40 countries. Outside Paris, it is also the only French airport to offer a daily service to New York, Doha and Dubai.


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