The Department of Tourism in the regional government is continuing to promote Corvera Airport and encourage tourism to the Costa Cálida following the start of the summer flight schedule. The government has been promoting connections from airports across the UK, including London, Bristol, Manchester and Glasgow. The new flight schedule began at the start of this month, and has also included an increase in bus routes to and from the airport.
These efforts are part of a strategy to minimise any potential negative effects of Brexit on Murcia’s economy and the international tourism sector. A campaign has also been run by Youtravel to promote flights to Corvera. This has included meetings with over 150 retailers, bloggers and travel agents with a series of presentations and evening sessions. Other promotion efforts incluude press trips and attending tourism fairs across the UK.
The UK is currently the largest source of tourism and foreign visitors to the region of Murcia. It is estimated that in 2019, the UK has provided 34.7% of the overall total of tourism numbers this year. The total percentage for the whole of 2018 has been estimated at 41%. Although these numbers are high, the regional government is of course hoping to continue to encourage tourism from the UK and abroad.
The popularity of Murcia and Corvera is also clearly represented in the new summer flight schedule which saw an increase in the number of inbound and outbound flights. This includes 16 flights landing at Corvera airport from a total of 10 destinations. Currently, the majority of these are Ryanair flights coming from the UK. There are also new flights from Jet2 from both Manchester and Leeds Bradford, as well as new routes from both Tui and Norwegian.
For more information on flights to and from Corvera airport, take a look at our dedicated flights information page. We also have live updates on both arrivals and departures to help you plan your journey before you travel.