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Flight Operations To Cannes Film Festival 2022

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Flight Operations to Cannes Film Festival 2022

UAS Operations | - 05/13/2022
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The 75th edition of the Cannes Film Festival gets underway from May 17 to 28 with private jets from all over the globe gravitating to the South of France for the prestigious event.

Organizers are set to axe COVID-19 curbs ahead of the diamond jubilee event with no plans to test attendees —as it did last year— and no mask mandate at screenings.

The majority of private jets with passengers destined for Cannes will pass through either Nice Cote d’Azur Airport (LFMN) or Mandelieu Airport (LFMD).

Nice Cote d’Azur Airport

  • IATA: NCE
  • ICAO: LFMN
  • Latitude / Longitude: N 43° 39.9′ E 07° 12.9′
  • Mag Var: 0°E
  • Elevation: 14′
  • Fuel: Jet A-1
  • Time Zone Info: GMT+1:00 uses DST

Operational Information

  • Overflight and landing permits are not required for private flights
  • Non-scheduled commercial flights require overflight and landing permits
  • An AOC / General Declaration is needed
  • Slot approval must be requested in advance and by an agent to secure slots
  • There is a special form request for charter flights
  • Jet A1 is readily available

Cannes – Mandelieu Airport

  • IATA: CEQ
  • ICAO: LFMD
  • Latitude / Longitude: N43° 32.47’ E006° 57.25’
  • Elevation 14 ft
  • Magnetic Variation 0° E
  • Fuel types: Jet A1 / Avgas
  • Time Zone Info: GMT+1:00 uses DST

Operational Information

  • There is limited parking availability
  • Slots and prior permission required (PPR) are mandated for LFMD for the May 17-29 period
  • Airport slots will be needed for all arrivals/departures at LFMD along with PPR for parking
  • During this period any schedule changes of more than 20 minutes will require cancellation of approved slots and the need to reapply
  • CIQ clearance is always accomplished in the main terminal and the process is usually quick
  • Airport operating hours: 0600 local to the latest of 1800 or Sunset + 30 minutes
  • Longest Runway: 5051 Ft
  • Prohibited for Jet ACFT with more than 35t MTOW and propeller ACFT more than 22t MTOW
  • Airport classified as category B

For more information on this year’s event, visit the official website here.

For support with your flight operations, security, and accommodation in the South of France, contact UAS

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