Despite the challenges that have arisen as a result of the global pandemic, the management team at Cannes Mandelieu Airport remains optimistic about the coming months. With events including the Cannes Film Festival, MIPIM and the Monaco Grand Prix still scheduled to take place later this year, the French Riviera is set to once again become one of southern Europe’s most popular destinations this summer.
Thierry Pollet, Director, Cannes Mandelieu Airport explains that “although the airport is currently experiencing a 22% drop in movements, the effects of the first wave of COVID in 2020 were partially corrected by a summer beyond our expectations. Compared to 2019, air traffic at the airport increased in July and August 2020 by nearly 17%.”
The airport’s ability to remain operational and to keep both its runways open throughout the pandemic have been integral to its success over the last year. And to ensure the safety and wellbeing of passengers, crew and staff, Cannes Mandelieu has also introduced stringent health and hygiene measures throughout the airport.
Having renewed our contract with Cannes Mandelieu last year, we’re delighted to be the sole aviation fuel supplier at this location, where both Jet A-1 and Avgas are available. What’s more, in line with our commitment to a sustainable future for aviation, we are working alongside the airport on its NetZero 2030 programme, which aims to achieve a zero carbon footprint within the next nine years.
To find out more about Cannes Mandelieu Airport and how it is responding to the COVID pandemic, look out for our interview with Thierry Pollet, the airport’s general manager, in the April edition of the Sterling card newsletter.