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Recently cancelled or delayed flights to Nice-Côte d’Azur

Find all the delays and cancellations at Nice-Côte d’Azur airport for which you may be entitled to compensation. If you are a passenger on one of these flights, quickly check your entitlement to compensation and instruct Flightright’s lawyers to enforce your claims.


Delays or cancellations at Nice-Côte d’Azur airport

Nice-Côte-d’Azur Airport ranks third among the largest French airports in terms of the number of passengers, after CDG and ORY. Thus, the airport welcomed local and international travelers. Flights from Nice are sometimes delayed or cancelled. According to Flightright, there were a total of 66497 flights scheduled at Nice Airport in 2023. Of these, 1060 flights were cancelled, representing 1.59% of all scheduled flights. In addition, 357 flights were delayed, which accounted for 0.54% of all flights.

In such cases, Flightright is there to defend your rights. After checking whether your case is covered by the UK regulation, we will claim your compensation from the airline. Try our compensation calculator and check for free whether you are entitled to compensation.

Your rights in the event of cancellation or delay at Nice-Côte D’Azur airport

  • According to UK regulations, you are entitled to compensation of up to £520:
  • If your flight is delayed by more than 3 hours, or
  • If your flight is cancelled or overbooked
  • The amount of compensation depends only on the distance, not the price of the ticket
  • You have up to 6 years to make a claim

What can I do if my flight is delayed or cancelled at Nice-Côte d’Azur airport?

  • Obtain information about the delay from the airline.
  • Keep tickets, vouchers and other documents and take photos.
  • Exchange coordinates and information with other passengers.
  • Request your basic services after two hours of delay.

Eligible flights

According to the UK regulation on air passenger rights, the plane must arrive at its destination with a delay of three hours or more for a case to be eligible for compensation. The amount of compensation depends on the distance of the flight and not the price of the ticket. You have six years to make a claim. Passengers departing from a UK airport, or flying to the UK from a non-UK airport on an EU/EEA or UK air carrier, as well as passengers flying to the EU/EEA from a non-EU/EEA airport on a UK air carrier, are protected under UK261 Regulation.

In these cases, it is possible to claim compensation:

  • Delays: Your flight has arrived at its destination more than 3 hours late.
  • Cancellations: You were informed of the cancellation less than 14 days before departure.
  • Overbooking: The airline overbooks your flight and you can no longer find a seat on board.
  • Missed connecting flight: You miss your connecting flight and reach your final destination with a delay of 3 hours or more.

The amount of compensation depends on the flight distance:

  • Short-haul flights – less than 1500 km – £220 compensation for affected passengers.
  • Medium-haul flights – between 1500 km and 3500 km – entitlement to £350 compensation per passenger
  • Long-haul flights – more than 3500 km – entitlement to £520 compensation for the affected passengers

Delayed, cancelled, overbooked, missed connecting flight? You are entitled to:

Short distance up to 1500 kmMedium distance up to 3500 kmLong distance from 3500 km
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Basic services and assistance in Nice-Côte d’Azur

Here is an overview of the services you are entitled to if your flight is delayed by two hours or more:

Short Distance (less than 1500 km)Medium Distance (between 1500 km and 3500 km)Long Distance (more than 3500 km)
Delay: 2 hours or moreDelay: 3 hours or moreDelay: 4 hours or more
Drinks – SnacksDrinks – SnacksDrinks – Snacks
2 calls, 2 faxes or 2 emails2 calls, 2 faxes or 2 emails2 calls, 2 faxes or 2 emails

A delay of more than 5 hours?

If your flight is delayed by more than five hours, you can give up your flight. You can ask the airline to refund your ticket or ask for an alternative means of transportation as early as possible.

Flying the next day

If you are told that your flight will be postponed to the next day, the airline should offer you an overnight stay in a hotel, including round-trip transportation from the airport. Enquire, and if the airline had not provided the allowance, get confirmation that they have agreed to reimburse you.

Please note

Vouchers for snacks, hotels or special prices for your next flight do not affect your right to claim your compensation.

The European expert, at your service

As European experts in air passenger rights, we can help you. We take all the steps towards the airline, and if they do not cooperate, we can take your case to court with your consent. And all this without you having to invest anything: We take on all the financial risk. When we receive your compensation, we retain a commission of 27% + VAT. We have a 99% success rate in the cases we represent – trust us.

  • Receive between £220 and £520 per person
  • No investment, no time wasted
  • With an international network of experts at your service

How can I secure compensation for my next flight?

Use our compensation calculator to make sure you don’t miss out on any potential claims. Enter your flight details from Nice-Côte d’Azur Airport in advance and we’ll let you know as soon as we know if you’re entitled to compensation.

What are my passenger rights if my flight is cancelled due to a strike at Nice Airport?

If your flight is due to depart from Nice Airport and there is a strike at the airport in question, first check whether your flight is affected by the cancellations due to the strike. According to the UK Passenger Rights Regulation, you are entitled to alternative transportation or a refund of the ticket price. You may also be entitled to compensation if there are no extraordinary circumstances and it is an internal airline strike, for example. Contact your airline for more information about replacement transportation, rebooking or ticket refunds, as well as local services such as meals and, if necessary, accommodation and transportation to the hotel.

Can I receive flight compensation if my flight at Nice Airport is delayed or cancelled due to a strike?

A flight cancellation or a significant delay of more than three hours due to a strike is often considered an extraordinary circumstance, provided the strike is not the fault of the airline or airline staff. There is no entitlement to compensation in exceptional circumstances. Nevertheless, passengers should check their rights to basic care and catering services at Nice Airport. This includes meals, refreshments and, if necessary, accommodation, depending on the length of the delay and the flight route. Also important to know: If your flight is cancelled because airline staff are on strike, then you are entitled to a refund of your ticket price, alternative transportation, meals on site and additional compensation.

Further information in relation to Nice-Côte d’Azur

Punctuality at Nice-Côte d’Azur Airport

Nice-Côte d’Azur Airport experienced robust flight operations in 2023. The most active airline was easyJet with a total of 14,872 flights with 351 cancellations and 128 delays, indicating solid operational reliability despite the high volume of traffic. This was closely followed by Air Malawi with 14,765 flights without cancellations or delays, indicating exceptional performance and reliability. Other notable airlines include Air France, which operated 7,998 flights with 259 cancellations and 18 delays, demonstrating a good, if less consistent, operating record. British Airways and Air Corsica also fared well, with British Airways operating 2,277 flights (122 cancellations, 15 delays) and Air Corsica operating 2,203 flights with minimal disruption (11 cancellations, no delays).

Exceptional circumstances at Nice-Côte d’Azur airport

In most cases, flight delays and cancellations in France are caused by strikes. If the strike does not originate directly from the airline, the passengers affected are not entitled to compensation under EU law. However, if it is an inherent strike by the airline, it could be assumed that it could have taken measures to avoid flight disruptions. Compensation could therefore be due. In any case, you can request an alternative means of transportation to your destination as well as snacks and drinks. If yours is an organized trip, you should contact your travel agency directly to find an alternative solution.

For more information about Nice-Côte d’Azur Airport, click here.

Problems with your flight from Nice-Côte d’Azur Airport?

According to Flightright data, there were 1417 incidents at Nice Airport in 2023, accounting for 2.13% of all departures. Assert your rights! Flight delay, flight cancellation, overbooking or missed connecting flight – the airline must compensate you if it is responsible. Flightright will do everything in its power to ensure that you get your compensation back.

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