The closing date for Murcia – San Javier airport has recently been announced. The last commercial flight in San Javier airport will take place on the 14th of January 2019, giving way to the opening of Corvera airport.
Scheduled flights from the 15th of January 2019 will transfer to Corvera Airport, with Jet2 and Easyjet already announced that they will be operating from the airport from 2019. Jet2 announced in May that the company would be relocating operations to Corvera airport, with services out of Leeds/Bradford to resume in March or April next year.
Easyjet recently confirmed the company’s move to Corvera Airport in June of this year. The move was also confirmed by Jaime García-Legaz, the president of AENA.
The transfer of civil aviation services was agreed upon in a recent weekly meeting of the national cabinet. The proposal that was agreed upon was for a partial segregation of AENA, the company that manages Corevera Airport, to allow its new subsidiary to take over at the AIRM airport in Corvera. The new company has been formed to manage operations at the airport.
Following the agreement, the role of the national government in the transference of operations from San Javier airport is now nearing completion. The airport is currently operated by the Ministry of Defence with facilities shared between the air force and commercial traffic services. This means that in the future, passenger services will only be allowed to land in San Javier in emergency situations.
Keep an eye on the Corvera Airport blog for more news and updates.