Aéroports de la Côte d’Azur Nice airport will return to international traffic this summer, close to the more compliant Covid (Photo credit: Aéroports de la Côte d’Azur)

Nice airport will therefore – quite logically – join the club of summer destinations served by Etihad. The airline announced on Monday the launch of a seasonal flight between Nice and Abu Dhabi on June 15. Etihad will operate two flights per week, every Wednesday and Sunday. The flights will be operated by Boeing 787


This is the first time Etihad will operate flights to Nice

This is the first time Etihad will operate flights to Nice

,” said Martin Drew, Etihad’s senior vice president of global sales and cargo. Etihad is following in the footsteps of

Gulf Air, which also announced

at the end of February the launch of two weekly flights to Nice airport, starting June 1.

a new step towards a return to normal operations

These two announcements reflect a return to activity more in line with Nice Airport’s standards. The airport is planning more than a hundred destinations for the summer season to some forty countries, with about twenty new ones. Before the crisis, in summer 2019, Nice Côte d’Azur was connected to 121 destinations to 44 countries. ” Despite the restrictions linked to the geopolitical situation

, the strength of the Nice Côte d’Azur airport’s summer program marks a new step towards a return to normalcy, which is necessary and important to enable our territory to regain essential and sustainable economic and cultural activity,” says Franck Goldnadel, chairman of the board of directors of the Aéroports de la Côte d’Azur. As a symbol of this return to normalcy, Terminal 1 of the Nice hub will reopen its doors on March 27.

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Florian Guillemin