In one of our recent blog posts, we took a look into the speculation surrounding Ryanair following the news that the company had requested winter season flight slots at San Javier airport. The rumours suggested that Ryanair are likely to join the list of airlines flying to and from Corvera Airport when it official opens. This was to be expected, as commercial flights will no longer be landing at San Javier airport once Corvera Airport is open next year.
However, Ryanair appear to still be offering flights in the winter 2018 and summer 2018 periods. In some instances, the region of Murcia has been specified, though it appears that no airport has been selected. This has given way to uncertainty and speculation regarding just what the airline intends to do, and where flights will be travelling to and from.
An article published earlier this year suggested that Ryanair would transfer flights to Corvera airport. However, a press officer from Ryanair has stated that “no official information has been released to corroborate either of these statements.”
The press officer from Ryanair also commented on the possibility of the company operating flights form Corvera Airport, stating “we do not make comments on negotiations which are on-going” This comment would suggest the possibility that Ryanair may eventually transfer flights to Corvera, assuming that the company is in on-going negotiations. However, nothing specific can currently be confirmed, though more information may be released in the future.
If Ryanair do transfer flights to Corvera, the company will join other airlines such as Jet 2 and Easyjet, who have both announced that they will be operating flights to and from Corvera Airport following the official opening date.