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 !