If your flight to or from Nice Airport was delayed and you met both of the following criteria, you may be eligible for flight compensation:
Your flight was delayed by more than 3 hours,
the airline was responsible for the flight disruption
If the delay was due to a third party or an "extraordinary circumstance," the airline is not obligated to provide flight compensation to passengers — see more information further down the page.
If your flight to or from Nice Airport was cancelled, you could be eligible for flight compensation of up to £520, a full monetary refund, or both.
Your flight was cancelled less than 14 days ahead.
The airline was responsible for the cancellation — see the "Extraordinary Circumstances" section of this page for more information on the situations in which the airline can rightfully reject your claim.
Airlines tend to offer travel vouchers to passengers as it allows them to keep the passengers as customers. However, we strongly advise against accepting travel vouchers. Accepting a travel voucher would require you to travel with the same airline again, and should the airline file for bankruptcy, you would be at risk of losing your money.
The claim amount depends on the distance of your flight and is per passenger.
You can submit your claim with us in less than a few minutes — and after that, our professionals will handle the rest of the procedure on your behalf.
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We have been working with airlines for over 10 years and are familiar with their way of working. Our team analyses your claim, writes legal documents, gets in touch with the airline for you, and, if necessary, handles a lawsuit to protect your right to compensation.
In some situations, airlines can rightfully deny issuing flight compensation for a delayed or cancelled flight. These situations are called "extraordinary circumstances" and they occur when a third party or an unforeseen event makes the delay or cancellation unavoidable, negating the airline's liability.
Here are a few examples of such situations:
Bad weather conditions, such as thick fog, heavy rain, or thunderstorms.
A strike, most often specifically within the aviation industry (for example, a strike of air traffic control workers at a specific airport).
However, a strike of the airline's crew is not considered an extraordinary circumstance!
Political circumstances, such as a terrorist attack or general security risk due to political unrest.
Natural disasters, including volcanic eruptions and hurricanes.
A collision between the aircraft and birds or other foreign objects.
An ill or unruly passenger.
Flight delays caused by the airport staff, such as extraordinarily long queues to security checks.
You have 5 years to make a flight compensation and/or refund claim while travelling to or from France, no matter the airline or your flight schedule.
We always advise passengers to check the status of their flight before leaving for the airport. Especially remembering the chaotic summer of 2022, it is good to be fully prepared for any issues that might happen at the airport — such as strikes or long queues.
In order to know if your flight is delayed or cancelled, if the airline did not let you know already, you can easily check your flight status on the airport website.
Here are a few links allowing you to check the status of your flight:
Departures schedule at Nice Airport: https://www.nice.aeroport.fr/en/flights/departures
Arrivals schedule at Nice Airport: https://www.nice.aeroport.fr/en/flights/arrivals
Sometimes you might have to stay at Nice Airport a bit longer than expected. This could be due to a long layover, a flight delay or cancellation, or just because you arrived too early in order to avoid crowds at security checkpoints.
No matter the reason, Nice Airport has a lot to offer when it comes to waiting for your flight. Here are some examples of what you can do at Nice Airport!
Grab something to eat and drink and look at the planes taking off! There are lots of restaurants and bar available before and after security at Nice Airport. You can also get some nice french pastries and enjoy them with the view of the departing planes!
Shop local or high-end, or both! Nice Airport has a lot to offer when it comes to shopping. In both of its terminals, passengers can enjoy the duty-free shops offering local food and souvenirs as well as high-end brands such as Dolce Gabana, Hermès, and more.
Enjoy the quietness of Nice Airport lounges. For a fee, you can book a spot in order to relax with food and drinks while waiting for your flight.
Nice Airport allows you to benefit from free Wi-Fi and phone charging stations across all terminals. You can easily check your social media accounts or watch the last episode of your favourite TV show without running out of internet data or battery.
After passing security checks in Terminal 1, there is a Ladurée shop where you can either enjoy macarons or bring some to your family members!
Nice Aiport, officially known as Aéroport Nice Côte d’Azur, is located only 6 kilometres away from the Nice city centre, making it one of the most easily reachable airports in France. From the airport, you can easily take the tram to the city center to enjoy some local delicacies such as socca or the famous pan bagnat!
Nice Airport is the second French airport in terms of the number of destinations after Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport. The Nice Airport offers flights to over 100 destinations all over the world.
Originally, Nice Airport had 2 terminals. Terminal 1 was for all international flights and Terminal 2 was for national and regional flights, as well as low-cost airline flights. However, during the Covid-19 pandemic, Nice Airport had to close its Terminal 1 and all flights were departing from Terminal 2. The 1st terminal is being slowly reopened but the majority of flights are still departing from Terminal 2.
Some of the airlines that you can find at Nice Airport are Air France, Hop!, easyJet, Emirates, Wizz, and Volotea.
You can easily reach Nice Aiport by public transportation, taxi, or car. If you are from the region and wish to come to the airport with your own car, Nice Airport offers lots of parking options, including low-cost parking and special rates for weekend stays. Nice Airport has a shuttle service that helps passengers transferring between parking and the terminals.
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