Commercial flights will operate on the same day

King Felipe VI will inaugurate the new Corvera Airport on the 15th of January. The ceremony will mark the inauguration and start-up of commercial flights to and from the airport.

The event will be attended by the President of the Regional Government Fernando López Miras, and the Minister of Public Works José Luis Ábalos, in addition to the Government Delegate for Murcia, Diego Conesa, the Mayor of Murcia, José Ballesta, and senior officials of both administrations. The prospect of the Monarch opening the airport was announced by Diego Conesa some days ago at a conference with the media. The official premiere will coincide with the landing of the first plane, probably inbound from London.

The airport has now received the last pending authorisations and this Thursday (27th December) the allocation of air traffic slots for Corvera were published in the BOE (Spanish National Government Announcements). Signalling the transfer of operations from San Javier to Corvera.

Initially the airport will connect with nine destinations in the United Kingdom, two in Belgium and one in Ireland, operated by the airlines Ryanair, EasyJet and TUIfly. It is planned to handle about 40 flight connections a week to these cities, with more than 5,000 places offered. London, with a total of four, will be the destination with the most air links to the new airport.

Extending into the summer season, new routes will be added. Norwegian Airlines will offer destinations to the Norwegian cities of Bergen, Oslo, Stavanger and Tronheim, while will offer additional flights to and from Manchester and Leeds.