Aéroports de la Côte d’Azur, 2022 Review – Unravel Travel TV
The Aéroports de la Côte d’Azur group operates the Nice Côte d’Azur airport, the second-largest platform in France, and Cannes Mandelieu and Golfe de Saint-Tropez airports. It is number two in Europe for business aviation. The Group’s three airports were the first in France to reach the 4+ Transition level of the ACI’s carbon management programme, and the Group is committed to achieving zero CO2 emissions without compensation by 2030.
Aéroports de la Côte d’Azur recorded commercial aviation traffic figures for 2022 on the rise. Although they remain below 2019 levels, they reflect an upsurge contributing to the region’s economic and cultural dynamism.
Nice Côte d’Azur Airport ended the year with a recovery rate of nearly 84% compared to 2019, i.e., 12.12 million passengers in total (arrivals and departures) for 144,843 commercial aircraft movements.
Looking beyond the figures, Franck Goldnadel, Chairman of the Board of Aéroports de la Côte d’Azur would like to focus on several highlights, such as the return of very good connectivity as shown by their dynamic network of destinations – two-thirds of which are international – with a record of 9 long-haul flights, reflecting the global attractiveness of the French Riviera. Next, the successful reopening of Terminal 1 on 27 March 2022. Quality of service is also the key driver of the Terminal 2 extension project, a necessary response to the risk of overload in terms of infrastructure. Approved in late 2022, work is set to begin at the start of the year, and delivery will be in two stages – the first in summer 2025 and the second the following year. This extension will enable the airport to manage traffic peaks without compromising passenger comfort, the fluidity of their journey through the terminals or flight punctuality.
In the field of general aviation, 2022 confirmed the trend observed during the pandemic when private aviation helped mitigate the lack of passenger aircraft and confirmed the need for business travellers to be able to fly quickly and efficiently across France and Europe. More resilient during the health crisis, business in 2022 helped get traffic levels back up to 2019 levels and even slightly higher.
Nice Côte d’Azur Airport is the second-busiest airport in France after Paris. In 2021, it recorded 6.54 million passengers, in contrast to the 14.5 million passengers recorded in 2019, when the hub offered 120 direct flight destinations operated by 57 companies, regularly travelling to and from 44 countries. Apart from Paris, it is the only French airport to offer 9 long-haul destinations with scheduled flights to Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Dubai, Kuwait, New York and Montreal.
The Aéroports de la Côte d’Azur group operates Nice Côte d’Azur Airport, the second-busiest airport hub in France, and Cannes Mandelieu and Golfe de Saint-Tropez airports. It is number 2 in Europe for business aviation. The regular helicopter connection between Nice and Monaco is the busiest in the world in terms of traffic. The Group’s three airports are certified as Level 4+ Carbon Neutral by ACI, and the Group has undertaken to achieve the goal of zero CO2 emissions without compensation by 2030. Since 2016, Aéroports de la Côte d’Azur has been a private group, and most of its capital belongs to the Azzura consortium.
Informatom source: Press Office, The Aéroports de la Côte d’Azur
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