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Private Jet Charter from Nice

Nice Airport lies seven kilometres west of the French port city. It is the third largest airport in France and the main international airport on the world-famous Côte d'Azur. The airport’s two runways permit the landing and take-off of all types of aircraft, including private jets. Owing to the airport’s close proximity to the principality, Nice Côte d'Azur also serves as a destination for private jets to Monaco.

Nice Airport: the Aviation Hub of the Mediterranean

Unique amongst the coastal towns of the French Riviera, Nice has a long history of aviation. As early as the beginning of the 20th century, the city served as a venue for major air shows and a starting point for flights to the nearby island of Corsica. In the 1920s, the airport had only one runway and was used solely by the local airline. After it’s re-opening in 1944, Nice Airport, located directly on the Côte d'Azur, gained its first asphalt runway – the other came in 1978 – and quickly became the main aviation hub of the Mediterranean region. Due to the increase in flights and ever larger aircraft, the original runway was expanded and renovated. A large part of the airport, in particular the area where the main southern runway is located, was built on man-made terrain created by an extensive programme of earth deposits and land extraction.

Nice Côte d'Azur Airport Location

Distances from Nice NCE to:

  • Nice city centre: approx. 7 kilometres by car
  • Cannes: approx. 27 kilometres by car
  • Monaco: approx. 30 kilometres by car
  • Saint-Tropez: approx. 100 kilometres by car

Nice Airport Private Jet Flights

Located just outside the city, Nice Airport is far and away the most important in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region. However, Nice Côte d'Azur Airport - to give it its full name - is not just a destination for visitors to the charming port city. Due to its location, the airport is also the central hub for transfers to nearby towns and cities along the coast, such as Cannes, St. Tropez, and, of course, the Principality of Monaco. Moreover, many destinations within Europe can be reached quickly and easily from Nice Airport:

Flying by charter jet from Nice to Paris Le Bourget (LBG) takes about 1 hour and 30 minutes. The business centre La Défense can be reached in a short time by car from the private airport, some seven kilometres outside of Paris. Since the airport exclusively handles private and charter flights, premium services are provided for passengers, crew members, and VIPs. Flights from Nice to Geneva Cointrin (GVA) take approximately 1 hour. Covering a distance of seven kilometres, the journey from the airport to the city centre takes about 20 minutes by car. Additionally, visitors to Geneva Airport can hire a private helicopter to take them directly to a range of ski resorts in the Swiss Alps. This breath-taking journey lasts less than 1 hour and affords stunning views of the mountains. The flight time by private jet from Nice to Moscow Vnukovo (VKO), the third largest airport in the Russian capital, takes just over 3 hours and 30 minutes. Moscow Vnukovo is located about 30 kilometres southwest of the city, and can be reached by helicopter in a matter of minutes. A charter flight from Nice to London Luton (LTN) takes just under 2 hours and the centre of London is about 1 hour and 30 minutes from the airport. The flight from Nice to Farnborough (FAB) takes 2 hours. South-west of the British capital, Farnborough also provides easy access to charming coastal cities such as Southampton and Brighton.

Covering an area of 370 hectares, Nice Airport is the third largest in France. More than 160,000 flight movements and 12.4 million passengers per year make it the busiest airport in the Mediterranean region. As nearby Monaco does not have its own airport, Nice Côte d'Azur Airport also serves as the principle aviation hub for the city state. In addition to the two main terminals, there is a 1,500 square meter Business Aviation Terminal, which offers exclusive services for passengers of both business and private flights. These include:

  • VIP lounges including buffet
  • Crew lounges
  • Office space
  • Support service
  • Boutiques for luxury shopping
  • Helicopter service

In order to make the journey as fast as possible, passengers travelling on private jets from Nice can go directly to the terminal entrance. An enclosure in the entrance area allows easy and discreet access to the terminal.

Private jets at Nice Airport can be chartered according to Visual Flight Rules (VFR) and Instrumental Flight Rules (IFR), meaning the airport can be used even in bad weather. In order to allow for the quick check-in of private flights to and from Nice in different wind conditions, two runways with different flight approaches are available. The length, width, and substructure of the runways, which are four meters (13ft) above the sea level, allow aircraft of all types and weights to land and take off:

Runway Length and width Foundation
04R/22L 2960 m x 45 m Asphalt
04L/22R 2742 m x 45 m Asphalt

Note: To reduce noise pollution for residents, special manoeuvres are required during take-off and landing at Nice Airport. The landing approach takes place over the ocean and at an almost 90 degree angle to the runway, depending on visibility conditions. Some 800 metres off the runway, all aircraft take a sharp right turn to set themselves on an inland course. Similarly, after take-off, aircraft take a 90-degree curve to the open sea approximately four seconds after take-off.

Private Transfers at Nice Côte d'Azur Airport

In order to provide VIP guests with the best possible travel experience, there are private cars, waiting to be hired at the terminal. Via the A8 motorway, the airport is connected directly to the Promenade des Anglais in Nice. The cities of Cannes, Menton and the Principality of Monaco are also accessible via the A8. In addition to the Business Aviation Terminal, three helicopter transfer companies also operate nearby, providing VIP guests with the quickest possible way nearby coastal towns of the Côte d'Azur. A helicopter flight to Monaco takes only a few minutes.

Hire a Private Jet to Nice Airport: Discover the Mediterranean

A charter flight to and from Nice allows for a relaxed departure and arrival, regardless of whether the port city is the end destination or simply a stopover on the way to one of the coastal cities of the Côte d'Azur. Even in the colder months at the beginning of the year, Nice is well worth a visit. During the Carnival of Nice, which takes place every year in February, the promenade is bathed in a sea of flowers. You can enjoy the spectacle of one of the luxurious hotels located directly on the beach promenade. The thriving old town is worth a visit all year round. In the narrow streets between the baroque buildings, there are many small boutiques and excellent restaurants.

On the Côte d'Azur in May, Hollywood comes to town. The International Cannes Film Festival has been held in Nice since 1946. Numerous film screenings and celebrations take place around the award ceremony of the Palme d'Or. Another highlight on the coastal region’s calendar is the Grand Prix of Monaco. The Formula One race on the Circuit de Monaco has always been one of the most spectacular of the racing season. The Platinum VIP terraces on the main street offer a panoramic view of the circuit. For those who prefer their machines sail-powered, the Monaco Yacht Show in September is a little slower but no less exclusive, allowing ship owners to present their innovations on the yacht market.

With JetApp, you can book your charter jet to and from Nice in the utmost comfort, whether for business or simply for pleasure.

Airport Facts

  • Airport code: LFMN / NCE
  • Surface area: 370 ha
  • Altitude: 4 m (13 ft) above MSL
  • Passengers per year: 12,422,628 (2016)
  • Aircraft movements per year: 161,510 (2016)
  • Aircraft types: all common aircraft and weight classes
  • Landing operating hours: 7am to 12am
  • Take-off operating hours: 6am to 12am
  • Runways: 2 (2,960 m; 2,742 m)

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