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Nice Connect — Côte d’Azur airport launches partnership with Kiwi.com

Third busiest airport in France will ease self-connecting passengers’ journey through terminals

Nice Côte d’Azur airport has launched a solution to make it easier for passengers who are traveling through the airport using Virtual Interlining.

Called Nice Connect, it will ensure that travelers are easily able to navigate through the terminals, collect their luggage, pass through security and find their gate.

Self-connecting passengers will be able to use Connect by accessing the airport’s Wi-Fi portal from June 2019. There will be a dedicated tab that will also provide other useful information, such as flight schedules and how to contact customer relations.

Nice Connect will be free, with the option to add extras, such as access to the VIP lounge — Shutterstock Nice airport
Nice Connect will be free, with the option to add extras, such as access to the VIP lounge — Shutterstock

Nice has added signage to the airport, and installed new security and passport controls in terminal two.

The service will be free, with the option to add extras, such as access to the VIP lounge at a special rate. Customers of Kiwi.com who miss a connection will be covered by the Kiwi.com Guarantee.

By integrating services, the airport should meet the expectations of self-connecting passengers. These include the flexibility of flight schedules, saving time, quality stopovers in pleasant terminals, and price.

The solution for Nice was developed in-house by its Lab Digital team and their partners — Shutterstock nice airport
The solution for Nice was developed in-house by its Lab Digital team and their partners — Shutterstock

“The startup of Nice Connect reinforces our position as a credible and necessary alternative to the major hubs, as well as our ability to bring some relief to the saturated skies of northern Europe,” Dominique Thillaud, Chairman of Nice airport said.

“We are convinced that the future of air traffic requires an increased decentralization of flows for the benefit of the surrounding regions, their inhabitants and travelers who will be offered greater flexibility of connections.”

23,000 different connections are available through Nice every week during the peak season. The airport offers routes to more than 120 destinations — nearly 100 of which are international.

While Nice Côte d’Azur is operating in partnership with Kiwi.com, the solution was developed in-house by its Lab Digital team and their partners.

No airline or alliance is involved with Nice Connect.

One of the 23,000 different connections are available through Nice is Istanbul — Shutterstock Nice airport
One of the 23,000 different connections are available through Nice is Istanbul — Shutterstock

Tomáš Dostál, Airport Partnerships Manager at Kiwi.com, said: “The partnership with Nice airport will benefit Kiwi.com customers.

“Thanks to the services offered through the Nice Connect program, and by using Kiwi.com’s technology, the whole stopover process will be faster and much more convenient.

“This proves Kiwi.com’s customer-oriented approach with an emphasis on the quality of proposed services.”

Nice Côte d’Azur airport is the third busiest in France, after Paris Charles de Gaulle and Paris Orly. In 2018 it welcomed almost 14 million passengers from both domestic and international flights, an increase of 4.1 per cent.

The airport, located in the south-east of France, has seen sustained growth over the past eight years.