Monaco Heliport or Monte Carlo Heliport Template:Airport codes is situated in the district of Fontvieille in the Principality of Monaco. The heliport is the only aviation facility within Monaco. It was opened with the support of Prince Rainier III in 1976, with only one helipad. The only scheduled destination is Nice Côte d'Azur Airport in Nice, France. Both arrivals and departures are routed over the water, to minimize noise.
The heliport is located directly on the Mediterranean coastline in the vicinity of the Stade Louis II, and the Chapiteau.
The heliport has been expanded to 8 pads since its opening in 1987, with pads A and B jutted out over the sea. There is a single terminal structure at the heliport, and 4 hangar facilities, 3 on the east and 1 on the west side of the heliport. There is also an underground parking lot, and a drop off area at the front of the terminal.
Security is provided the Division de Police Maritime et Aéroportuaire, a subdivision of the Direction de la Sûreté Publique.
Airlines and destinations
Airlines include Heli Air Monaco, which offers scheduled flights to and from Nice Côte d'Azur Airport in Nice, France. While Monacair provides charter flights; notable charters include the Princely Family, and Government officials.
Shuttle buses provide connections to and from the heliport with major hotels and many other locations within Monaco. Compagnie des Autobus de Monaco operates two bus routes, which stop in the vicinity of the heliport.