Easyjet has confirmed that it will operate from Corvera airport as of January 2019. The agreement was made during a meeting held by the president of Aena, Jaime García-Legaz, and Johan Lundgren, CEO of Easyjet. The meeting took place last Wednesday, in Luton. “Easyjet confirms its commitment to Corvera,” said Garcia-Legaz himself yesterday. In line with this, Easyjet will next year leave San Javier facilities in which it operates today.
“He confirmed the transfer in January from San Javier to Corvera and his commitment to the new airport,” García-Legaz said. The chairman of Aena stressed that this is “good news” to further strengthen the future profitability of the facilities, which is scheduled to open in 2019. With this decision, the British company is still committed to maintaining its market share in the European Union against the possible effects that ‘brexit’ can bring. In fact, in July 2017 it announced that it would launch a new airline, Easyjet Europe, based in Vienna (Austria) for which it requested the Air Operator Certificate to Austro Control.
Easyjet joins the list of other companies that will also operate at Corvera airport, such as Jet2com, another low-cost English airline. The latter will operate until March 2019 at Murcia airport and, as stated on its website, and already offers tickets to Coververa, with the flight number, day and time, with two routes to Leeds Bradford and Manchester. The companies Iberia Express and Ryanair have also shown interest to Aena