Corvera Airport Update

Corvera airport; construction continues on schedule


08 / 06 / 2011

Corvera airport, still on schedule for spring 2012 opening

Corvera airport; construction continues on schedueNow that the elections are safely out of the way, the Regional Minister for Public Works and Land Classification, José Ballesta, has resumed his visits to the new International airport under construction at Corvera, without being accused of using them for political propaganda purposes.

This latest visit was in the company of a hundred members of the official college of architects of the region of Murcia.

During the visit Sr. Ballesta confirmed regular meetings and consultations are being held with leading tour operators and other services to encourage them to open for business in the International Airport of the Region of Murcia in Corvera.

It´s interesting to see that Jet2, for example, have already announced the opening of new passenger routes for May next year, the time at which this new airport is due to go into operation, with both passengers and local businesses hoping that more new routes and flights will follow once the airport opens for business.

Sr Ballesta commented that anticipation is high that the business opportunities offered by the new airport will be fully utilised and is confident that the airport will be able to handle up to three million passengers per year.

The opening of the new airport is still penciled in for early next year, the original dates being suggested as “in time for Semana Santa .”

As for the progress in construction work, he underlined that once the cladding of the walls of the terminal building is finished and the last of the glass in the control tower has been completely installed, it will be possible to say that work on internal fitting out is “very advanced”. This summer, he says, work will begin on the devices necessary for a state-of-the-art infrastructure, with air conditioning and internal fittings being installed. In addition, more than 1,700 parking spaces are under construction, along with the runway and external landscaping.

Sr Ballesta was accompanied on the visit by a hundred members of the Official College of Architects of Murcia, including the Dean, Antonio García, and two of those responsible for the design of the airport, Ramón Sanabria and Josep María Casadevall. Also present was the delegate from the concessionaire company, José Luis Gómez.