In Nice (Alpes-Maritimes), the health crisis has considerably reduced air traffic. A disaster especially for taxis, which can spend hours waiting for customers.
Nice-Côte d’Azur airport (Alpes-Maritimes) is asleep. The departure and arrival halls are almost deserted. The parking lots are empty. The only affluence is that of taxis at the exit. They wait for customers, sometimes for several hours. Pascal Buchard has been a driver for 22 years. He only does one or two races a day, compared to the usual eight. “The months of November, of December, for us, they are empty months. We have three hours, four hours of waiting. That’s part of the lot. But here we have six hours, ten hours of waiting! It has never been seen, never! It’s worry, it’s stress all the time “
, he regrets.
The second French airport is not immune to the drop in air traffic: -78% compared to the same period last year. Today, only about thirty flights are displayed, against several hundred in normal times. The rare travelers are provided with a certificate, with a compelling reason. Unable to estimate for the time being the resumption of normal air traffic. But Nice airport says it is ready to welcome its 14.5 million annual passengers as soon as possible.