AdamHarvard From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 72 posts, RR: 0 Posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2402 times:
About 10 years ago (1991/2) I personally saw an AF 747 at Nice airport bound for Mauritius via several points (possibly Djbouti/ Antannanarivo?) Does anyone know AF' (or UTA) schedules out of NCE at the time or if there are still long haul routes out of the airport?
Mas777 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 1999, 2937 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2293 times:
The French have very strict control over their airports.
Malaysia Airlines has been trying to obtain traffic rights into Nice for years whilst trying to increase their 3x weekly KUL-CDG service which flies full pretty much all year round - but to no avail...
AOMlover From Singapore, joined Jul 2001, 1316 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2287 times:
It's very stupid...
I love NCE, and I'd love to see the long-haul traffic increase at this aireport. The only long haul flights from this airport are the DL flight to JFK and the Emirates flight to Dubai via Rome.
Air Transat operates flights to Montréal and Toronto each summer.
Saudi Arabian also operates flights to NCE in Summer (lots of VIP flights, but schedulded flights too).
There are also some medium-haul flights to Africa (Gabon I believe).
With the opening of the new Extenstion Terminal 2 in September, maybe NCE will be able to welcome Malaysia Airlines ? It would be great !