IAG (International Airlines Group), the parent company of Vueling, recently held a meeting to discuss a proposal from Murcia’s minister of public works. This included a potential new route between Murcia and Barcelona. Both Patricio Valverde and the secretary general of the ministry, Yolanda Muñoz, believe there is currently sufficient demand to establish a new route to and from Corvera Murcia Airport. This is based on estimates that 65 per cent of the passengers who currently use the Alicante to Barcelona route actually have Murcia region of Murcia as their destination, or place of origin.
Several other potential routes were also discussed by IAG, although the Barcelona route was agreed to have the most commercial possibilities, using it as a hub to reach more places throughout Spain and across the world. In addition, IAG discussed how to take advantage of the number of people travelling to and from the region, with a potential for 4.5 million passengers.
Jet2 have also recently announced plans for new routes, with another two flying into Corvera Murcia Airport. This is the key time of year when many airlines start to plan ahead for summer 2020 scheduling, and Corvera Murcia Airport is expecting an increase in routes. Click here to find out more.
Vueling is a popular Spanish airline based in Barcelona, offering low-cost flights to over 130 destinations across the world. This includes major cities in Spain, Europe, northern Africa and the Middle East. IAG are also the owners of other leading airlines, including British Airways, Aer Lingus, Level and Ibera.