La Compagnie launches new direct helicopter service between Nice and Monaco
Travel to the French Riviera is more attainable than ever thanks to all business-class airline, La Compagnie. In May 2019, the boutique airline launched a new seasonal route between New York and Nice, offering travelers direct access to the South of France during prime season. To compliment the new business-class route, the airline has launched a partnership with Monegasque helicopter company, Monacair, providing a quick and seamless connection for travelers bound for Monaco.
In less than just 7 minutes – almost too fast to enjoy – passengers can fly between Nice Côte d’Azur Airport (NCE) and Monaco Heliport (MCM), avoiding an otherwise traffic-heavy road transfer. Passengers fly in brand-new Airbus H130 helicopters, with seating for six passengers in air-conditioned comfort and extra luggage room to boot. It’s the perfect way for business travelers – or any traveler – to optimize their stay in the Principality of Monaco, with fast track security and only 1.5 hours required before airplane departure in Nice. The Monacair helipad in Nice is located right next to the La Compagnie gate for a smooth and stress-free transfer to and from the airplane.
The new partnership also offers complimentary drop-off and pick-up service in VIP minivans for all La Compagnie flights booked from or to Monaco. With the convenience of a single reservation via La Compagnie, the cost per traveler for a one-way helicopter flight between Nice and Monaco is $170 USD; cost per traveler for a round-trip flight is $300 USD.
Founded in 1988 by Stefano Casiraghi, Monacair specializes in high-quality and tailor-made services, and is the official suppler of helicopter transportation for H.S.H. Albert II, Prince of Monaco. Based at the Monaco Heliport, the company has operated more than 50 scheduled flights per day between Nice and Monaco since 2016.
“We are excited to partner with leading helicopter company, Monacair, which impressed us with its deep experience in VIP transportation as well as its understanding of long-haul business travelers,” said Jean Charles Périno, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing for La Compagnie. “This new service offers a world of convenience and reliability for our travelers – and that is what luxury is all about these days.”