Founded in 1988, Monacair offers transfer services between Monaco heliport and Nice Côte d’Azur Airport in France, as well as helicopter tours of the French Riviera and private flight charters to all destinations within a radius of 500 km of Monaco.
Now 30 years in the business, they are ready for new horizons, with an ambition to become an airline. Flights to and from Nice Airport take just seven minutes. The speed and convenience of this flight have led Monacair to operate up to 48 transfers per day, with a helicopter departing every 15 minutes between 8:30 am and 8 pm. This enables residents and visitors to benefit from what can be considered as Monaco’s own airline service.
Monacair’s partnerships with airlines are key to the helicopter company’s success with this route. Working with airlines allow customers to leave Monaco only one hour before their flight at the airport. Passengers originating in Monaco can obtain their boarding pass to their final destination, have their luggage checked-in and enjoy a direct transfer to the boarding gate.
They intend to build on this success by nurturing partnerships with more airlines. They currently have partnerships with Air France, British Airways, KLM, Emirates, Qatar Airways, Turkish Airlines, and Air Corsica. Damien Mazaudier, the CEO, says that the transfer service has turned Monacair into an ambassador for the Principality. In a press release, Mr Mazaudier stated:
“Our airline partners are extremely satisfied with Monacair’s transfer service. It allows them to add a new country to their service offer while providing an unforgettable pre- and post-flight VIP experience. Other airlines are starting to understand what it implies in terms of customer loyalty, which is why we are rapidly expanding partnerships within this industry.”