Air France is to fly between Nice Cote d’Azur airport and London Heathrow this summer, as part of an increase in leisure destinations within France and to Europe and North Africa.

The four times weekly service (Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday) will launch on June 28, with the carrier also operating flights from Nice to Tunis from the same date.

British Airways serves the London Heathrow-Nice Cote d’Azur route, as well as flying to the airport from London City and London Gatwick. The flag carrier will also launch a seasonal service from Southampton to Nice from May.

British Airways launches flights from Southampton airport

Other carriers operating flights to Nice Cote d’Azur include Easyjet (from Belfast, Edinburgh, Gatwick, Liverpool, Luton and Manchester); Jet 2 from Leeds Bradford, Manchester and Stansted, and Ryanair from Dublin and Stansted. Note that some of these services are seasonal, and some currently remain suspended due to Covid-19.

Air France says it will offer a total of 80 seasonal routes, including 22 new services, from Paris CDG, Paris Orly and the French regions, to destinations in Europe and North Africa and within France.

There will be 14 new routes to European and North African cities as follows:

  • Paris CDG to/from Tangiers and Agadir, Monastir, Valletta, Las Palmas, Corfu and Rhodes from July 5
  • Paris-Orly to/from Bari from May 31, and Ibiza and Algiers from June 28
  • Marseille-Provence to/from Catania from June 26 and Corfu from July 19
  • Nice-Côte d’Azur to/from London Heathrow and Tunis from June 28

And within France there will be eight new routes:

  • ​Paris CDG to/from Ajaccio, Bastia, Calvi and Figari from June 5
  • Perpignan to/from Brest, Strasbourg and Nantes from June 25
  • Biarritz to/from Caen from June 25

Air France also said that it will “shortly be detailing its long-haul flight schedule for the 2021 summer season”.