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Old October 23rd, 2013, 06:00 PM   #1
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NCE | Nice Côte d'Azur Airport

Nice Côte d'Azur Airport is one of the busiest airports in France located just west of the city centre of Nice and it primarily serves the French Riviera and eastern Provence.

Despite being small in size it can handle alot of people and is connected to a list of destinations; both in Europe and outside (Dubai, Tel Aviv, Marrakech, Istanbul etc.)

Built on reclaimed land of the coast of western Nice, it's located within walking distance of the city centre.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nice_Côte_d'Azur_Airport








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I really like this airport since I use it quite often; one thing I'd really like for them to add is a underground railway station.
The Marsielle-Italy railway that has both local trains and TGV go just north of the airport; this should be under the terminal.

Since alot of tourists coming in the summer months are going to other places outside Nice it would ease traffic if these could get on their train instead of having to take a car or walk in traffic.
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Old October 23rd, 2013, 11:12 PM   #2
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http://www.rivieratimes.com/index.ph...e-station.html

East-West tram project underway.
A new tram line is planned from the airport to the port (which is a major mediterranean cruise terminal) which will take 26 minutes.
It's expected that the project will take 20,000 cars off the streets, a 5.3 per cent reduction in traffic, further reducing noise and pollution.
It will be ready in 2017.
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Old January 2nd, 2014, 06:05 AM   #3
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Despite being small in size it can handle alot of people
I wouldn't say that NCE is small. 370ha is fair size for 2 terminals and 2 runways. 2012 passengers traffic peaked at 11 222 042, it's the #3 platform in France after CDG and ORY.

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it's located within walking distance of the city centre
7km from city is not what I would call walking distance, even with just a carry-on bag!

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one thing I'd really like for them to add is a underground railway station
There is a project of a mutlimodal hub, North of the airport. As with many transportation project in the city, it faces a lot of controversy and discussion. The taxi drivers lobbying is very strong trying to protect their business.
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Old March 20th, 2014, 11:15 PM   #4
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I've always thought the airport had no room for expansion since it's one such a special piece of land; and it got me thinking about Washington Ronald Reagan National Airport in Washington D.C.
Being on a similair piece of land (tight space; water on three sides and filled up land inside) I wanted to know how big it was.

Suprising to see it's actully on a much smaller site (2,9 km2 instead of Nice's 4 km2) and it's nearly double it's capacity (Washington handled 20,415,085 passengers in 2013 while Nice had 11 554 195). It also has three runways while Nice has two.

So clearly there is much room for expansion.
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I've always thought the airport had no room for expansion since it's one such a special piece of land; and it got me thinking about Washington Ronald Reagan National Airport in Washington D.C.
Being on a similair piece of land (tight space; water on three sides and filled up land inside) I wanted to know how big it was.

So clearly there is much room for expansion.
The expansion was built with landfill on water in the late 70s. Everything you see from the northern runway out to the sea is new. Originally a new harbour was to be built at the southern end, but an accident in 1979 stopped this project. The bottom of the sea collapsed and was followed by a tsunami killing 9. So far no project of expansion on water exists. Capacity will have to be managed within the existing perimeter.
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The expansion was built with landfill on water in the late 70s. Everything you see from the northern runway out to the sea is new. Originally a new harbour was to be built at the southern end, but an accident in 1979 stopped this project. The bottom of the sea collapsed and was followed by a tsunami killing 9. So far no project of expansion on water exists. Capacity will have to be managed within the existing perimeter.
Yes, that was my point. Reagan National in DC can take in almost twice as many passengers and have 3 runways on a smaller patch of land.
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Five new destinations from Nice

The only way is up it seems for France's second busiest airport after Paris, as Nice Côte d'Azur reports another record breaking year in 2013 and offers five new destinations and 11 extra routes compared to what was available last summer.

Despite a still turbulent economic climate, the airport posted growth of 3.3% in 2013 for the third year in a row. The focus is now on summer with the new destinations taking the total to 103. The world from the Riviera really is becoming your oyster.

Another for Gatwick

Of note for the new routes this summer is the addition of Monarch Airlines flying to London’s second major airport at Gatwick, which means there are now four airlines plying this route (Easyjet with five to six flights a day; British Airways maintaining its three a day; Norwegian four flights a week; and Monarch five flights a week - a total of 68 a week).

London Heathrow is well served by BA with seven flights a day, and Ireland gets a boost with Ryanair putting on two flights a week on Mondays and Fridays to Shannon. The capital Dublin is well served with Ryanair and Aer Lingus between them offering two to three flights a day, while Cork in the south has two flights a week with Aer Lingus.

Direct to Canada

Another two airlines have chosen to embrace the Côte capital's airport. Air Canada rouge, the "leisure" travel subsidiary of Air Canada, has three direct flights a week starting 21st May 2014 to Montreal in Canada.

The other is the Belarus airline Belavia offering three flights a week between Minsk and Nice from 28th April 2014. Minsk in Belarus is one of the five new destinations for the summer, bringing the number of countries served by the airport to 35.

The other new destinations are Aalborg and Billund in Denmark on SAS Scandinavian Airlines; Shannon in Ireland with Ryanair; and Palermo with Easyjet.

Record year

The 3.3% growth in 2013 brought the number of passengers passing through to 11.5 million - and this taking into account the loss of passenger-throughput in France due to strikes and bad weather was up 50% compared to 2012.

In Western Europe, the Riviera airport is second in terms of growth between Geneva and Venice, ahead of the Paris airports.

Focus on service

A range of measures and improvements is being, or has been, introduced to speed up the queues and automate the check-in process.

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http://rivieratimes.com/index.php/pr...from-nice.html
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Old May 15th, 2014, 01:12 PM   #8
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Riviera airport approach ranked most beautiful

The Nice Côte d'Azur has been voted as having the most beautiful airport approach, winning over the likes of St Martin in the Caribbean and Rio de Janeiro. A survey by PrivateFly looked at over 200 airports worldwide and the majority of participants agreed - you just can’t beat the view flying into Nice.


It is the airport's location, between sea and mountains, that one it the award for 2014. Photo: : Imagin

Last year, the Nice Côte d'Azur International Airport ranked 10th in the “most stunning airport approaches” survey. This year, travelers put it at the top of the list.

"It is SO beautiful,” said one participant. “We fly in over the Alps, spectacular in themselves, and then quite suddenly the Mediterranean Sea is before us, along with a view of much of the coastline, including, of course, Nice. The approach into Nice is simply the most beautiful in the world!"

"Turquoise waters, red rocks, snow-capped mountains, the full range of colours at a glance!" added another.

And the judges agreed. "A beautiful approach either from north east over the Alps then Monaco or west with the red Esterel mountains on the left and blue Med. on the right; it means coming home to me. Just love it everytime!" said Sylvie Peron, jury member and editor of Altitudes Magazine.

Coming in second is St. Martin in the Caribbean, and Barra Airport on the Scottish island (whose runways are actually under water at high tide, that is how close it is to the water.) The survey took place in February and March 2014 and received 4,988 individual votes. A total of 202 different airports in the world were nominated.

“The first place was won by the Nice Côte d'Azur Airport and it is truly deserved,” said Adam Twidell, experienced pilot and General Director of PrivateFly. “Its stunning approach embodies the timeless glamor of the Côte d' Azur, something that you can find nowhere else. It offers an extraordinary combination of blue sea, sky and mountains with an overview of the most beautiful villas, yachts and helicopters hovering below."

Not surprisingly, it is a compliment that the airport is more than happy to take. "We are very proud that our airport was voted the most beautiful approach in the world in 2014,” said Dominique Thillaud, airport CEO. “This international recognition reminds all of the attractiveness of our area. Indeed, it is the exceptional location of the Côte d'Azur, between the sea and the mountains, that attracts visitors from around the globe, both for tourism and for business."

2014 Top 10 best airport approaches:

1) Nice Côte d' Azur, France

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Some pictures I took while taking off from Nice on a flight towards Paris.













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Great shots!
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Great shots!
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Old May 30th, 2014, 05:44 AM   #12
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I will be in Nice in a few days. Let me try to get a few decent pictures.
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I will be in Nice in a few days. Let me try to get a few decent pictures.
During taxi take shots of those private jets too! One thing I love to see upon landing at this airport.

Have fun in Nice!
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Old July 4th, 2014, 03:26 AM   #14
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During taxi take shots of those private jets too! One thing I love to see upon landing at this airport.

Have fun in Nice!
As promised. Here is the view from Monte Carlo on the sea side while I wait for the driver to pick me up. I only spent one hour at the airport, and I had a blast.

[IMG]http://i57.************/21j658y.jpg[/IMG]

On the way to the airport..

[IMG]http://i62.************/rm4enm.jpg[/IMG]

So while I went to eat and spend some time, guess what, I missed "BOURKAN", but lets stay positive!

[IMG]http://i59.************/bdjr5e.jpg[/IMG]
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Before I found a decent spot, I took a few "blind" shots just to test the water. They came out pretty decent.

[IMG]http://i60.************/70dtuf.jpg[/IMG]

Here is a CL500 with Slovenian registration...

[IMG]http://i57.************/ezmrs7.jpg[/IMG]

Skyservice Aviation from Montreal, Canada.

[IMG]http://i58.************/wi7xvc.jpg[/IMG]

Italian Piaggio? "VQ" registration sounds like Russian offshore bird..

[IMG]http://i61.************/2vulte9.jpg[/IMG]
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Here is the fence where you can see the private jets from any part of the World. Americans, Russians and Saudis dominate here.

[IMG]http://i59.************/155noux.jpg[/IMG]

Getting ready to hit the runways and see what they got. I arrived at 6PM, so the bad part was that I already missed Delta, Air Canada, Air Transat and of course, the mighty Emirates!....

[IMG]http://i62.************/166xdsz.jpg[/IMG]

As you can see in this picture, that is the second widebody private jet owned by Russian "high roller" Roman Abramovic hahaha. Nobody runs the show here like he does... That is for sure. You may invision how the interiors look inside.


The ATC tower looks pretty decent if you ask me. Just one person inside?

[IMG]http://i62.************/16jj0jo.jpg[/IMG]

Picture his view from up there on the jets and downtown Nice.

[IMG]http://i60.************/n1xxqd.jpg[/IMG]

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Some widebody action. The private version of this A330 is registered in Qatar.

[IMG]http://i58.************/2z8nn0m.jpg[/IMG]

Right behind him ...

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Had to snag a Falcon to make my day.

[IMG]http://i58.************/1zgruqd.jpg[/IMG]

Some small guy from Switzerland..

[IMG]http://i62.************/kb3a4i.jpg[/IMG]

One more.

[IMG]http://i59.************/2cdfi2g.jpg[/IMG]
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Some German beauty... A few decent pictures of her..

[IMG]http://i61.************/4sbq0i.jpg[/IMG]

2nd.

[IMG]http://i58.************/2r3dm6e.jpg[/IMG]

3rd.

[IMG]http://i60.************/2dkkfw9.jpg[/IMG]

I was able to get a just okay shot of Easyjet rotating on the opposite runway.

[IMG]http://i58.************/15n80o5.jpg[/IMG]

Some decent pictures taken from the terminal building. TAROM "aka" "Transilvania". Cheers to our Romanian friends. She is on her way to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP).

[IMG]http://i60.************/o0wi82.jpg[/IMG]

One more!

[IMG]http://i58.************/4pzcp3.jpg[/IMG]
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Here is the rest.

[IMG]http://i58.************/20uux41.jpg[/IMG]

2nd.

[IMG]http://i62.************/nxvx2u.jpg[/IMG]

The B767-400ER which is going to take us over the pond.

[IMG]http://i60.************/hu12yx.jpg[/IMG]

RAM

[IMG]http://i61.************/n6dphw.jpg[/IMG]


Some shady looking airline from Portugal...

[IMG]http://i62.************/208im3l.jpg[/IMG]

Here is Air Corsica for the end.

[IMG]http://i61.************/xc7ku8.jpg[/IMG]


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All in all, I had the time of my life. I can not wait to be back. Here is the bonus part from Antibes. The private jets need the boats to match up.

[IMG]http://i62.************/14xoyna.jpg[/IMG]

2nd.

[IMG]http://i61.************/2h3n5fl.jpg[/IMG]

and its toys that come with it.

[IMG]http://i57.************/jijlo1.jpg[/IMG]
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