Press kit


Aéroports de la Côte d’Azur, an overview

  • 2016: privatisation of the Group
  • 2018: Carbon-neutral level 3+ certification awarded by ACI for all of the Group’s airports
  • 2020: commitment made to achieve net-zero emissions by 2030
  • Three airports under management (Nice Côte d’Azur, Cannes Mandelieu and Golfe de Saint Tropez)
  • One Fixed-Based Operator (FBO) network, Sky Valet, in France, Spain, Portugal, Italy and Bulgaria
  • 650 employees...

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A testing ground for the airport of the future

"While for some sectors 2020 was a serious crisis, for Nice Côte d’Azur Airport it was the year in which it accelerated and realised its strategy to become a testing ground for the airport of the future: a high-performance airport that is safe from a public health perspective and actively engaged in reducing its environmental impact. Linking these three points is the transformation underway – and to be accelerated – of the entire airport sector to ensure it
supports and amplifies progress made in air transport..."

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Nice Côte d'Azur, France’s 2nd busiest airport hub

"In 2020, Nice Côte d’Azur– France’s second busiest airport hub – significantly accelerated its integration into the heart of Europe’s airspace, with the twin aim of increasing the performance of air traffic through improved fluidity and punctuality, and reducing the environmental impact of this traffic
through resource optimisation. With the implementation of its APOC (Airport Operations Center), Nice Côte d’Azur has acquired the most advanced technology to optimise air traffic and help reduce congestion in Europe’s

  • Adaptations to terminal 2, a topical project
  • Nice Côte d’Azur, at the heart of Europe’s airspace...

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The first French Airport Group to achieve zero emissions by 2030

"...In 2019, the Group committed itself to achieving zero CO2 emissions before 2050, before moving forward this target and announcing in January 2020
a programme of measured actions in order to succeed in this challenge within just 10 years, by 2030..."

  • Creation of carbon sinks

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A leading group in business aviation handling in Europe

"As operator of the airports of Nice Côte d’Azur, Cannes Mandelieu and Golfe de Saint Tropez, the Aéroports de
la Côte d’Azur Group ranks second in Europe in terms of business aviation traffic. Operating the Sky Valet FBO
(Fixed-Based Operator) network in 22 destinations in Portugal, Spain and France, and developing the network
under the Sky Valet Connect label, the Group has established a unique network of bases throughout Europe..."

  • Sky Valet, partner of the Paragon network
  • Golfe de Saint Tropez, first zero-emission airport in France

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Proactive and responsible management of noise pollution

Trajectoires Aeroport de Nice

"How can you make your region more attractive by developing domestic and international air routes without, paradoxically, degrading the area for local residents and visitors? To address this delicate question, the Aéroports de
la Côte d’Azur Group has, for many years, spearheaded an effective strategy..."


  • Cannes Mandelieu, an exemplary airport continuing its efforts

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Optimal integration of new technology to improve passenger journeys

"...Firstly, as part of an experimentconducted in conjunction with Amadeus and IN Groupe, the airport has deployed a facial recognition solution,
currently reserved for Emirates business passengers requesting this option..."

"...To further streamline plane turn-arounds, the airport has introduced a new solution for handling hold baggage,
which increases the speed and reliability of transfers from drop-off to aircraft..."

  • A coordinated airport airport with less CO2 from aircraft movements

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Promoting the region and showcasing its cultural heritage

"...Despite the pandemic and significant reduction in passenger traffic, this attractiveness was demonstrated by the opening
of two pop-up stores in the same year: Lobsta offers specialities featuring lobster, whereas Mar y Cocina serves
fine ceviches that awaken a desire to travel. Ladurée has also established a presence in the heart of Terminal 2. This
wide range of outlets enables passengers to enjoy a carefully selected and culturally emblematic commercial offer..."

  • A key asset for attracting international conventions

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Promotion Côte d'Azur