Corvera Airport Murcia Opening Confirmed.
We have been talking about it for years! Now its signed and sealed!
On Saturday 24th February Jaimie García-Legaz President of AENA formally signed the contract for the operation and maintenance of Corvera Airport for a term of 25 years alongside Murcia’s President, Fernando López Miras who also confirmed that
the airport will be named after Juan de la Cierva, the inventor of the autogyro.
When signing the contract AENA President, Jaime García-Legaz, said that the airport will be ready to operate from December 2018. However, the specific timing of the commencement of flights will depend on the airlines, although he believes that it will
not be beyond that date.
The process of certification of facilities and controls by the State Security Agency will got underway Monday 26th February, and will take several months, although during this period, a plan to attract the interest of airlines will be initiated in parallel.
The transition of civil operations from the current San Javier airport to Corvera will be led by Mariano Menor, and flights will not overlap, that is, one day the last flight will depart from San Javier and the next will be the first flight from Corvera, explained García-Legaz.
He also added that neither San Javier employees nor franchise holders and contractors should have any concerns about the move stating that Corvera airport will be a first class airport that it will be in the same league as neighbouring Alicante airport. He added, “the Region of Murcia has nothing to envy Alicante over from the tourist point of view.”
It is also understood that Corvera will generate more jobs than San Javier, and will function for longer hours, mainly because its operations will no longer be limited by the military and allow 24 hour operation.
The airport will have capacity to accommodate circa 4 million passengers a year, figures that will strengthen the tourism and economic growth of the Murcia community.
Steve Long, award winning agent and owner of RightBuyHomes which offers investors lifestyle & investment property in UK and Spain and is also the principle of ResidencySpain which provides EU Golden Visa services for non-EU investors says “ I’ve been advising clients for years to invest in Murcia, limited opportunity still exists, this news will undoubtedly increase popularity and property prices” Steve invites readers to look at previous blogs such as: here.