Around this time of the year airlines are planning ahead to 2020 summer scheduling, and Corvera Murcia Airport expects to see an increase in operating routes.
The regional tourism board is working with the airport operator Aena to increase the variety and number of flights operating in and out of Corvera Murcia Airport. While the airport has experienced a reduced number of users over the last few months, according to reports and expectations, this was always anticipated during the first year of operation. Since welcoming its first travellers, Corvera Murcia Airport has successfully taken over the operations of many flights that had previously used San Javier Airport.
There may well be travellers who have since taken to flying into Alicante-Elche Airport, for distance reasons, but the scope and projected expansion of Corvera Murcia Airport is still highly anticipated. The current expectation is that winter 2019 and summer 2020 schedules will feature more routes in and out of Murcia. An example of a proposed route to be introduced is one from Murcia to Barcelona. Negotiations with Vueling continue but there is already sufficient interest confirmed for this route, so it should be a welcome addition to the schedules.
Among other new routes planned is an increased number of flights between Murcia and London and Birmingham.