April 3, 2012
1 Nice Cote d’Azur Airport
2 Nice Cote d’Azur Airport
With its inimitable beauty, throng of cultural sites, and cities synonymous with glitz, glamour and wealth, it is of little wonder that Nice Cote d’Azur Airport attracts a huge volume of passengers year in year out.
Reinstating the dedication to excel in a reputation that is tantamount to luxury that the French Riviera is renowned for, in recent years France’s second biggest airport has undergone several ‘luxury’ developments, meaning visitors are welcoming to the Cote d’Azur with an air of lavishness before taking foot outside the airport!
With a consistently high volume of traffic hitting record heights in recent years, which is expected to rise by 20% by 2016, Nice Cote d’Azur Airport has announced plans to build a third terminal to cater for the increasing traffic.
In a meeting earlier this year, the President of the Societe des Aeroports de la Cote d’Azur spoke about the plans for the 30,000 square metres new terminal, including that it will be heavily focussed on supporting air traffic of low-cost airlines, including EasyJet.
Terminal 3 will be located between the Var River and the airport’s terminal 2, and he major revamp of the airport is expected to cost 80 million euros.
Other plans for the new terminal include the allocation of nine shuttle buses that will rally passengers from the airport to the airplanes and thus removing the need for a footbridge.
Another improvement that is reportedly going to be part of the Cote d’Azur Airport’s new terminal will be the construction of a pre-boarding room that will enable passengers to relax in more comfortable surroundings as they wait to board the plane.
Not only will the new terminal mean a greater volume of passengers will be able to travel to the Cote d’Azur and pay less for their seats, but the development will bring more jobs to the area, as Christian Estrosi, the Major of Nice, said in a press release about the airport’s plans for a new terminal:
“T3 could generate many jobs for companies. If greater comfort and ease is going to be given to passengers, it makes sense. Meanwhile, more airlines will be welcomed to the airport, bringing more flight paths to the region.”