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Murcia's San Javier Airport Passenger Numbers up 2.7%

Sun 15th Jan 2017
Murcia's San Javier Airport Passenger Numbers up 2.7%

Murcia-San Javier Airport closed 2016 having seen a total of 1,096,980 passengers - up 2.7% on the previous year.

Of these, 1,076,602 were international flights, and 19,211 domestic.

With regards to the number of flights registered, out of a total of 8,272, 7,527 were commercial (1.9% more than 2015), with 6,796 being International and 731 domestic.

In December alone, some 37,374 passengers used the airport facilities - up 105.3% than in the same month of 2015, with the number of flights standing at 334, a 53.9% increase compared to December 2015.

So why do we need a new Airport in Corvera ?

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Comment on this Story

The question is not only why we would need a new airport in Corvera, but importantly how crazy it would be to close San Javier! The idiotic Murcian government think that closing San Javier will mean automatic transfer of flights to Corvera, and so claim that the project was a success! But the fact will be that many passengers would use Alicante instead -certainly the case with all those users from the Torrevieja area -which are a very significant section of passengers using San Javier. And with less passengers, airlines would simply cut routes or increase capacity at Alicante. So if they want to open Corvera, let them and see what they make of it, but for the region's sake, let them not close San San Javier!
James Scobb - Tue, 17th Jan 2017

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