Riviera airport Terminal 1 set to reopen this weekend

As part of the launch of the summer season, Nice Côte d’Azur airport’s Terminal 1 will be reopening on Sunday 27th March after two years of closure due to the pandemic.

When air travel came to a near standstill in 2020, Nice Côte d’Azur consolidated all flights out of one terminal, Terminal 2, for health and safety, as well as practical, reasons.

Fast forward two years and travel restrictions are being lifted everywhere, opening the door for holidaymakers itching to get away. Nice Côte d’Azur is preparing for this wave of passengers by reopening Terminal 1 to accommodate what they hope will be a busy summer season.

“To symbolise the resumption of traffic to and from Nice Côte d’Azur, Terminal 1 will reopen its doors on Sunday 27th March for the launch of the summer season,” states the airport on its website. “Under the best conditions of comfort and sanitary safety, it will be ready to handle the volume of passengers expected with a flight programme that, to date, is close to what it was before the pandemic.”

The summer season for the airport officially starts 27th March, coinciding with the start of daylight savings time and the longer days that come with it.

As reported previously by Monaco Life, there will be 106 destinations available this year for travellers, with 18 domestic flights and 89 international ones served by 52 airlines. They will connect passengers to 41 countries, 31 in Europe, three in the Maghreb, two in North America and five in the Middle East and Gulf. To compare, the airport offered 121 destinations to 44 countries pre-pandemic.

“Despite the restrictions linked to the geopolitical situation, the strength of the summer programme at Nice Côte d’Azur airport marks a new step towards a return to normality, which is both necessary and important to enable our region to re-establish an indispensable and sustainable economic and cultural activity,” said Franck Goldnadel, Chairman of the Board of Aéroports de la Côte d’Azur.



“Extensive” flight network this summer at Riviera airport