Emirates has announced the launch of a daily A380 service to Nice, gateway to the French Riviera and Provence.
The daily A380 service will start on July 1st just in time for the beginning of the summer holiday season.
After Paris, Nice becomes Emirates’ second destination in France to welcome the iconic double decker, further stimulating demand for travel to the region.
Nice is currently served with a daily flight operated by a Boeing 777-300ER.
The deployment of an A380 represents a capacity increase of 44 per cent on the route.
With 3633 weekly seats in each direction, Emirates will offer more seats to the Middle East and beyond than any other international airline, highlighting Nice’s importance as part of the airline‘s global network.
Enabling an increase in passenger numbers will also result in additional tourism revenues for Nice and the wider region, which in turn will mean boosting the local economy and job creation.
“Emirates started flying to Nice on in July 1994, almost 23 years ago.
“Since then, almost two million passengers have travelled with us on the route, with over 200,000 last year alone.
“We’re excited to see the city join the other 46 destinations Emirates currently serves with the A380 and look forward to being the first airline to fly this iconic aircraft to Nice,” commented Thierry Antinori, Emirates’ chief commercial officer.
“We expect the A380 service to further grow the number of leisure and business travellers that visit the south of France throughout the year,” added Antinori.
As of July, EK77 will be operated by an A380, leaving Dubai at 08:45 and arriving in Nice at 13:40, while EK78 will depart Nice at 15:40 and arrive in Dubai at 00:10 the next day (local times).
As part of its commitment to offering the best travel experience to its passengers, Emirates is working with Monacair to offer helicopter transfers between Nice Airport and Monaco, including a limousine service from Monaco’s heliport to their final destination.
The service will be complimentary to First Class passengers, €79 per passenger for Business Class and €109 per passenger for Economy Class.