The former president of Aena, Jaime García-Legaz, recently said that Corvera Airport is now expected to open in December of this year. The comments were made following the signing of the official contract granting Aena the concession to operate the new international airport for the next 25 years. The contract was also signed by Fernando López Miras, the president of the region of Murcia. A ceremonial set of keys was also handed to Aena as part of the signing.
García-Legaz previously commented that the first flights at Corvera Airport would begin on the 15th of January, barring unforeseen circumstances. Whilst the airport is expected to open in December, there has not yet been any indication of when commercial flights would begin.
García-Legaz did however comment that this would depend on the companies who would be operating from the airport. He also added that operations are still expected to begin very quickly once Corvera Airport is open.
Aena will be continuing to work with airlines during this time to negotiate a schedule and routes, as well as continuing to talk to potential businesses. This includes businesses that will be operating within the airport itself. Aena will also be working to prepare the network of auxiliary services to support the opening of the airport now that the contract has been signed.
The company recently put out contracts for 12 commercial establishments including shops, restaurants and more in advance of the airport’s opening date. The opening of Corvera Airport is expected to generate a large number of new jobs, and is viewed as a key developmental factor for the development of tourism and the economy in Murcia.