Nice Cote d'Azur Airport is an international airport located 5.9 kilometres southwest of Nice, in the Alpes-Maritimes department of France. It is the third busiest airport in France due to the fact that every year, hundreds of thousands of tourists fly down here – enjoying some quality time with the blue waters of the Mediterranean in the posh Cote d'Azur and Monaco hotspots.
The airport serves as a focus city for Air France, Easy Jet, and HOP! and is one of the main airports serving the Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur region of France. More so, the proximity of the airport to the Principality of Monaco makes it the city-state's airport, with helicopter services linking the principality and the airport.
Currently, the airport has two terminals, with the first terminal handling as much as 4.5 million passengers each year, and the second terminal handling 8.5 million passengers (at max) each year. The airport also has two runways and two helipads, with movements peaking at 180,000 per annum.
Where to go
Paris – a timeless city inspired by various influences from its colourful and rich history, Paris is one of the favourite tourist destinations around the world. Whether coming in to experience art, to study, to enjoy the cuisine, or plainly bask in the Parisian way of life, Paris is a good place to go. Don't forget to visit the iconic destinations and points of interest, such as the Louvre, Paris Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame de Paris, and the Arc de Triomphe.
Lyon – commercial, industrial, and banking powerhouse for the past 500 years, Lyon is France's active third largest city. Aside from the tedious industries that sprung in this city, it is also known for its outstanding museums, busy night scenes, thriving schools, and fantastic shopping. Moreover, the cultural aspect is something to behold – unique in all ways European.
Corsica – opting for something different without leaving the French territory? Go to Corsica. Corsica has officially been a part of France for more than 200 years, and yet it feels different from its mother. Like a stray sheep (in a good way), it juts out like a free spirit, with engaging activities and unique customs, cuisine, language, and character. Music is another defining characteristic of Corsica – as well as food and wine.
Bucharest – the dynamic, energetic, and funky capital of Romania is more than your usual cup of coffee. On the outside, the unreconstructed communism meets with unbridled capitalism, and many influences still crowd the surface of the real city, but dig deeper and you will find the beauty of the city. Much of the centre is modern and sleek, but a little walk will help you discover some splendid Orthodox churches that are centuries old, graceful art nouveau villas, a few cafes, and places to slack and just chill.
London – yet another of the world's favourite tourist destinations, London is also one of the most visited cities in the world. It has something for everyone, even for the pickiest. From history to culture, as well as art and architecture, London has it all. Check the iconic destinations such as the Parliament buildings, the Royal Parks, Brixton Village, Westminter Abbey, and the Big Ben, and take some photographs with the royal guards.
Prague – Prague is Czech Republic's equal to France's Paris in terms of beauty, but the beer here is a different story. Beer in Prague is arguably the best in Europe, even beating Germany's brews. Aside from the beers, each division of the city holds a unique characteristic, creating a whole spectrum of destinations perfect for tourist discoveries.
Aside from seasonal scheduled flights going to New York and other cities in the United States, there are no direct flights covering the city of Nice. You may opt for flight connections by taking flights going to Paris, thereafter flying to the desired long-haul destination.
How to get out
To get out of Nice, the best way out is through the Nice Cote d'Azur Airport located just within the central business district. Airlines serving the destination include Swiss International Airlines, Tunisair, Transavia.com, Scandinavian Airlines, Ryanair, Norwegian Air, Luxair, and many others. Destinations include Amsterdam, Bucharest, Casablaca, Djerba, Edinburgh, Figari, Geneva, and many others. For cheap flights, visit Skyscanner (www.skyscanner.com) and look for the cheapest flights offered by 600 airlines including the above-mentioned. Skyscanner is an online resource of the cheapest flights where one can book directly through the site.
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