Nice Côte d’Azur airport has become the first airport in France to add detailed terminal maps to Apple Maps, providing the airport’s 14 million annual passengers with a powerful new tool to navigate through the airport.
Nice Côte d’Azur airport is France’s second busiest airport after Paris, with 13.85 million passengers in 2018. Available on iOS (Apple) devices, Apple Maps will be able to help passengers find all the shops and restaurants they want before taking off. It can also lead travelers to baggage claim, security checkpoints and restrooms. The airport will make sure the digital maps are updated with any changes.
Other airports including London Heathrow and London Gatwick are planning on implementing the system in the near future and Google Maps is designing a similar function to include Android phones.
Dominique Thillaud, chairman of the board at Aéroports de la Côte d’Azur, said, “We are not only proud to be the first airport in France to offer this live, multilingual geolocation solution to our passengers – we are also convinced that it is essential to provide an increasingly seamless and effortless digital experience for connected travelers.”