Absent over the skies of the Côte d’Azur for over four years, Qatar Airways returned to Nice on 4 July. This time it will operate to the busiest airport outside of Paris on a five times weekly basis, having previously served the city three times weekly via Milan Malpensa. The airport is already served by Emirates which now uses its A380s from Dubai.
- Qatar Airways has resumed service to Nice (NCE) after a break of over four years. Starting on 4 July, the oneworld carrier will offer a five times weekly direct service from its Doha (DOH) hub. The airline temporarily ceased operations to the French destination in May 2013, when the city was served three times weekly via Milan Malpensa with an A330-300. The 4,484-kilometre sector is now flown by Qatar Airways’ 787-8 fleet, and faces no direct competition. It should be noted that Emirates also serves Nice from its Dubai hub, with it having recently introduced the A380 on its services to the largest French airport outside of Paris. See how Nice Airport’s FTWA compares to others from around the world.