Aéroports de la Côte d’Azur (ACA), the aviation group that manages and owns the French airports Cannes Mandelieu, Saint-Tropez and Nice Cote d’Azur, tapped Air BP to be the sole fuel supplier at Cannes Mandelieu Airport, the companies announced today at the NBAA Schedulers and Dispatchers Conference in New Orleans.
Nice Côte d'Azur Airport
In its just released 2012 to 2016 strategic agenda, Aéroports de la Côte d’Azur, the French company managing Cannes and Nice airports, is planning major investments for business aviation. In Nice, parking capacity is expected to increase from 51 to 72 aircraft positions in 2014. In Cannes, an additional hangar will open late this year, and a second one–“if needed”–opens in late 2016.
Business airport traffic in the Côte d’Azur, France’s wealthy Mediterranean Riviera, suffered dramatically as a result of the global financial crisis in the second half of 2008 and in the first few months of this year. The two airports in the region–Nice and Cannes–are promoting themselves to two different market segments, and both are upgrading their FBO facilities in anticipation of increased traffic when the economy improves.