Presentation of the Group
A significant group in Europe
Saint-Tropez, Cannes, Nice. Three cities known and loved all over the world. Three destinations associated with the wonders of the Côte d'Azur. Three airports managed by Aéroports de la Côte d'Azur with a threefold requirement: bolster, preserve and promote the region in which we operate, and which allows us to grow.
With its three strategic airports as well as its assistance services for business aviation, the Aéroports de la Côte d'Azur Group comprises nearly 700 employees across 23 sites, representing one of the major European airport groups.
Nice Côte d’Azur, France’s 2nd busiest airport platform
Nice Côte d’Azur Airport is the second busiest airport in France after Paris. In 2020, it recorded 4.58 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 also the only French airport to offer 6 long-haul destinations with scheduled flights (Bahrain, Dubai, Doha, New York, Montreal and Beijing) and to accommodate the A380 for daily flights.
Nice Côte d’Azur, a pioneer in self-connecting solutions and an alternative to major European hubs
It is also the first airport in France to offer, as of 2019, a complete self-connecting solution open to all airlines and airline alliances. Dubbed Nice Connect, this free service provides solutions for all legs of a journey and makes passenger travel easier within the terminal. With minimum connection times less than those found in major European hubs, Nice Côte d’Azur offers a high-quality, simple and seamless alternative for layover travellers.
A leader in business aviation in Europe
As manager of the Nice Côte d’Azur, Cannes Mandelieu and Golfe de Saint-Tropez airports, the Aéroports de la Côte d’Azur Group ranks 2nd in Europe in business aviation traffic. Operating the FBO SkyValet network in 22 destinations in Portugal, Spain and France, and developing our network through the Sky Valet Connect label, the Group has established a unique network of stopovers throughout Europe.
Maintaining the allure of our region
Aéroports de la Côte d’Azur is a flagship of its region that represents a strategic and economic development tool for the French Riviera, allowing the region to reinforce its vocation for tourism as well as attract numerous international companies, particularly at Sophia Antipolis, Europe's leading technology cluster.
As an advocate for the region, Aéroports de la Côte d'Azur strives to integrate its operations into the environment. First and foremost by imposing strict approach paths on pilots to avoid planes flying over residential areas. Then to reduce sound pollution and greenhouse gas emissions generated by aircraft engines. The Group has installed electrical power supply systems on the parking areas for business aircraft, the first airport in the world to do so. It has also established an environmental commitment charter in each of its three airports, which was signed with local residents and the Group’s different partners and outlines best practice rules that airlines and pilots must adhere to.
Net Zero 30
As a committed stakeholder for environmental protection, using 100% renewable green electricity, the Group is committed to reducing its carbon footprint and minimising its impact. As such, the three airports have been engaged in a voluntary and ambitious undertaking to reduce their carbon footprint since the early 2000s, and, since 2011 in the worldwide and independent Airport Carbon Accreditation programme.