Ryanair have officially confirmed that they will be transferring flights from San Javier airport to Corvera airport once it opens next year. Up until now, there had been much speculation as to whether Ryanair would be moving flights to Corvera ahead of the scheduled opening date of January 15th 2019. This was partly because of the belief that all commercial flight activity was to cease at San Javier, with many airlines already confirming that they would be operating from Corvera airport once it opens. Ryanair however had listed flights available for next year, though in some instances the destination was either listed as Murcia or San Javier, but not Corvera.
Up until now however, there had been no official confirmation from Ryanair as to whether flights would be transferred to Corvera airport, aside from a comment from a spokesperson from Ryanair who said “we do not make comments on negotiations which are on-going” – which led to further speculation on the airline’s activity. In a recent report however, Ryanair commented that “We are awaiting a confirmed opening date from Arena and will take necessary steps once this date is confirmed”
Although no change to the expected opening date of Corvera airport has been announced, it is clear that Ryanair has chosen to take a cautious approach until full confirmation has been issued by Aena, the management company of Corvera airport. This does however clarify things for potential holidaymakers, so if you’re planning a trip to Murcia next year, Ryanair are certainly one of many airlines who will be operating flights to and from Corvera airport once it opens next year. Keep an eye on our website for more news on Ryanair and Corvera aiport!
Ryanair’s official confirmation makes the airline one of seven that will now be operating from Corvera airport starting next year. This is an increase from the airlines that operated from San Javier who we previously reported had officially moved to Corvera airport. Jet2, Easyjet, TUI, Fly Belgium and Ryanair will now be joined by Norwegian, Aerlingus and Volotea, which was announced after a recent meeting from the board of directors at Aena.