One of the major airport gateways for private jet passengers flying into and from the French Riviera area. Mainly used for private or business trips, no scheduled airlines use the airport.
The airport was completed on its current site in 1930 by private individuals. Then, in 1937, it became a government airport, managed by the Air Secretariat. At that time, since it was the only airport for the whole of the Côte d'Azur, Air France flights landed at Cannes.