Nice-Côte d’Azur Airport is the third busiest airport in France, servicing nearly 11 million passengers annually. It’s the most popular choice for travelers bound for Cannes, Monaco, and other popular destinations within the French Riviera. There are also a number of airlines offering seasonal flights, usually during the spring and summer months.
Nice-Côte d’Azur Airport currently serves as a hub for Air France and Easy Jet, who both offer multiple flights throughout Europe and beyond.
Air France is a full-service global airline located in Terminal 2 (T2) and predominately services Lyon, Paris, and Toulouse within France, as well as Tel Aviv and Venice. It merged with KLM Royal Dutch Airlines to form one of the largest airlines in the world, and partners with Delta Air Lines and Alitalia through the SkyTeam alliance to offer flights and lounges for select passengers.
Easy Jet, a budget airline that also operates out of T2, offers frequent flights year round to Barcelona, Berlin, Brussels, London, Paris, Rome, and Venice. They also operate a number of seasonal flights within Europe. Easy Jet is one of the largest passenger airlines in the UK, with a unique point-to-point model in which passengers fly directly without layovers. Easy Jet usually contracts with major airports as opposed to secondary and tends to focus on business travelers, but is also popular with vacationers.
Delta operates a number of seasonal flights out of T2, mainly to New York, and has partnered with Air France to offer extra services.
Terminal 1 (T1) is the busiest with 25 gates, and primarily handles European destinations, with a few lengthier flights. Major airlines that operate out of T1 include:
Lufthansa, along with its subsidiaries (which includes Swiss International Air Lines), is the largest airline in Europe, and one of the largest in the world. Lufthansa is a founding member of Star Alliance, the largest airline alliance worldwide, and operates a number of flights to Berlin, Frankfurt, Geneva, and Zürich.
Emirates Airlines is the largest airline in the Middle East, with some of the longest non-stop commercial flights. In 2011 Emirates was awarded “Airline of the Year”. It offers year round service to Dubai and with its growing popularity, flights to Nice are continually being added each year.