Nice Cote d Azur (NCE) Airport

Nice Cote d Azur NCE Airport Overview

Nice Cote d'Azur Airport NCE is France’s third most important airport (after de Gaulle & Orly), being the port of arrival for passengers to the Cote ‘Azur (Saint Tropez & Cannes Airport) and serving the Principality of Monaco (Monte Carlo Airport) via helicopter service.

The Airport is located 5.9 km southwest of Nice, in the Alpes-Martitimes Department of France, on the Mediterranean Sea, and is accessible via motorway A8 (La Provencale), Exit 50 on N99 to Promenade des Anglais. The local telephone information number for the Airport is 0820 423 333 (0.12 EUR per minute).

With 2 long runways and an estimated 11.5 million passengers per annum, Nice Cote d'Azur Airport is served by a host of national and international airlines offering direct and connecting flights to countless European cities with connections around the globe. Seasonal charter flights are available to popular vacation destinations. 

Nice Airport has of two terminals.

  - T1 & T2.  While testing process in both terminals of 'Vision Surete' to improve screening of carry-on baggage is nearly completed, it is to become permanent by 2016.
  - A new Fast Track lane is now speeding up access to the departure gates.
  - European citizens traveling to France: As of November 11, 2015 they will again need to have either an identity card valid for foreign travel or a valid passport.

Current & future Airport Developments: 
Retail floor spaces are being expanded at both Terminals 1 & 2 (at T1 by about 12,900 sq.feet;  at T2 by 27,200 sq.feet) in order to house the extensive new food & drink offerings, as well as another Aelia duty-free store & fashion outlets.  The first phase of  retail and dining upgrades is progressing, while a new centralized security control area and walkthrough duty free store were recently added.  By 2017, both terminals will have been entirely renovated, doubling the retail and  waiting areas.
    Privatization of the Airport  (retaining 40% and selling 60%):  after completion of the bidding process, the new operator is scheduled to start Spring 2016.

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