Traffic at Nice-Côte d’Azur airport at the level of 2019 in July and August

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During the months of July and August, the airport welcomed 3.3 million passengers, which corresponds to 99.9% of 2019 traffic. A return to pre-crisis dynamics achieved with 675 passenger movements. we had less.

Summer results already very satisfactory for Nice-Côte d’Azur airport. Over the months of July and August, 3.3 million passengers passed through terminals 1 and 2 of Nice Côte d’Azur airport. This traffic is equivalent to that of the same months of 2019, but nevertheless required 675 fewer aircraft movements due in particular to a better load factor.

30% more passengers between 2012 and 2019

“Fleets composed mainly of latest generation aircraft, as welcomed at our terminals, and better filled, with even still room for improvement, are important levers for reducing the environmental impact of an essential mode of transport to opening up our territory”, explains Franck Goldnadel, president of the board of directors of Aéroports de la Côte d’Azur. “2023 therefore finds and continues in its pre-COVID crisis dynamic which allowed us to welcome 30% more passengers between 2012 and 2019 without additional aircraft movement. This virtuous trajectory is amplified by the fact that aircraft “today are already less emissive than those of ten years ago”.

The United Kingdom, still the leading international market

If Nice Côte d’Azur is historically an international airport, this summer has reinforced this trend, in particular thanks to a record number (11) of long-haul routes, including 6 to North America. Traffic from and to the United States is also the one which marked the strongest increase compared to 2019. The United Kingdom retains its place as the leading international market (15% of summer traffic) and slightly exceeds its level of 2019 over these two months. The other most dynamic foreign markets are Italy, Greece and Tunisia.

The domestic market remains buoyant and alone represents 26% of the airport’s activity. However, it marks a slight drop compared to 2019 due to a lower supply on the Nice-Orly axis. However, transverse lines, supported by a more extensive offer, continue to progress, now representing 40% of domestic connections, with in particular the vigor of lines to and from Bordeaux, Nantes, Caen or Biarritz, routes which are difficult to achieve by other means. transport.

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