The brand new, state of the art airport at Corvera, in the Murcia
region is still not open and looks set to stay closed for the remainder of 2016. Many hope that the result of the general election in Spain
, announced on June 26, will enable the country to now move forward with its plans for the airport.
Progression is being made as the Spanish government announce that the country’s national airport operator AENA will be placing a bid for the contract to run the airport. This will please many who have been desperately trying to push forward with the economical and at times political problems the airport has presented. AENA will not be the only company placing a bid to run the airport and it is likely that a number of others will join this process. The winning bid is expected to be announced in September 2016.
When the airport does finally open, it will mean the closing of San Javier Airport (Also known as Murcia Airport). This has produced anger and frustration amongst local residents and the uncertainty of it all has meant falling passenger numbers flying into the airport. With Murcia being such a popular holiday destination for visitors from around Europe, there is a real sense of urgency amongst the Spanish that the airport must open soon. Currently 21 domestic flights and 42 international flights depart from San Javier Airport every week. It will not be viable to keep this airport running once Corvera does open. Residents and holidaymakers are therefore eager for a clear timeline for the airport’s opening to be put in place.
One thing that is certain is that, the issue is set to become a hot topic once again post election and we will await the latest statement regarding its opening with bated breath. And when the airport does finally open, you can be sure that Rhino will offer the best rates on Corvera Airport car hire