The four airlines currently operating at San Javier airport will be transferring flights to Corvera airport once it opens. This includes TUI, Easyjet, Jet 2 and Ryanair. The four airlines are set to offer flights to all fifteen destinations that they currently collectively offer at San Javier airport. Some of these flights and locations will be available immediately after the transfer to Corvera airport, though some of these flights are set to begin after the winter season, which ends at the end of March next year.
Ryanair were previously unconfirmed, with some speculation as to whether the company would be transferring flights and operations to Corvera airport. However, the airline had already listed flights for next year, with flights starting from January 15th 2019 – the expected opening date for Corvera airport. There was some confusion, as the flights were still officially listed as going to and from San Javier airport.
A recent report however has said that Ryanair are transferring operations to Corvera, which would be logical due to the reports that commercial activity will be moved from San Javier airport to Corvera airport. Currently, Ryanair provides over 20 weekly departures and are expected to continue to do so from Corvera airport next year. Ryanair have yet to release an official statement on the company’s operations, having previously commented “we do not make comments on negotiations which are on-going”
Easyjet and Jet2 had both previously confirmed earlier this year that they would be transferring flights to Corvera Airport in time for the opening date. Easyjet are set to start operations on March 25th and on the 26th with flights to Bristol and London Gatwick. Jet 2 will also be maintaining the five current weekly departures to Leeds and Manchester. TUI will be maintaining the airline’s eight weekly flights to Antwerp and two airports in Brussels. Norwegian have also started to offer flights to Corvera on the company’s website, with flights starting from April 2019.
Jaime García-Legaz, the former president of Aena (The management company of Corvera Airport) commented earlier this month that he expects new companies and airlines to eventually operate in Corvera Airport. He also commented that he expects to see an initial drop in passenger numbers, but also expects these numbers to rise soon after, increasing to higher levels than previous rates.