AENA will run new Murcia airport – and close San Javier

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Corvera airport lies empty despite having been completed in 2012

THE MANAGEMENT of Corvera airport will be handed to state airport company AENA, Murcia regional president Fernando López Miras announced on Wednesday.
The state company confirms closure of Murcia-San Javier airport

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    • In the full article (available on internet by e-paper) we explain that neither AENA or the regional government have announced when this will take place and airlines continue to offer tickets to San Javier for next summer. AENA will have check out Corvera to see if it is up to its standards and make any possible ammendments before it can open the airport. The regional government hopes this will be ‘as soon as possible’.

  1. I THOUGHT CORVERA AIRPORT WAS BUILT TO COINSIDE WITH THE OPENING OF PARAMOUNT THEME PARK. I WELCOME THE OPENING OF THIS AIRPORT BUT WHAT ABOUT THE THEME PARK? WILL IT EVER OPEN?

  2. I understand that the new Murcia (Covera) airport is going to increase tourism to the area.
    Who thought that one up? It would have been well placed to serve the Paramount theme park, (which was why it was built) but not for the coastal tourism which the current San Javier airport is perfectly placed for.
    I for one will not be using it, (and many others I suspect). I will fly into Alicante airport when it (if it ever does) open.
    I suspect if it does open, to be a complete flop, tourists will avoid the coastal region here and the airport will be closed again in 2 or 3 years, by which time irreparable damage will have been done to tourism in the region.
    Another job well done!

  3. Couldnt agree more William.
    My family and friends travel to San Javier about six or seven times a year, we will not be using Corvera either.
    Straight road down from Alicante is so much easier than Corvera and looking like cheaper prices, why move a perfect coastal airport, its all about someone making a big mistake so it had to open to save their bacon.
    It was all connected to a bigger picture, but again failed!!!!

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