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Murcia's Corvera airport to benefit Paramount theme park

Wed 25th May 2011

Murcia's new Corvera International airport has spoken of it's intention to take over three million passengers per year away from neighbouring San Javier airport, on the Murcia Coast, and the El Altet airport in Alicante.

The Paramount theme park earlier this year announced that they would be open for business for the 2015 season, which has caused a flurry of interest with a number of property owners, investors and speculators in the area.

And it's easy to see why: The 158 hectare site is located just 15 minutes from the beach and the resort of Puerto de Mazarron, and will be divided into differently themed zones each with movie-inspired themes, such as Star Trek, Titanic and Mission Impossible. There will also be a ‘Lifestyle Centre' with 2 five-star hotels, 3 four-star status and a number of three-star hotels. The resort will also benefit from themed shopping malls, restaurants, bars and clubs, a 3'000 seat conference centre – and an open-air auditorium to accommodate 15,000 people.

A study undertaken by the University of Murcia concluded that 40% of passengers taking scheduled flights from Alicante's El Altet travel from or to the Murcia region, with many also coming from the province of Albacete. Based on the assumption that costs and availability of flights would be similar, Murcia's Ministry of Development expects to be able to attract one-third of the ten million passengers currently using El Altet, who would find Corvera to be more convenient.

Construction at Corvera Airport is expected to be complete by late 2011 and José Ballesta, Spain's Minister for Public Works, has already declared that the airport will be open for business by this time next year.

Iberia and Spanair have already expressed a keen interest in the new airport, which is set to become the first airport in Spain to be interlinked with the AVE rail network.

With transport facilities like this, together with a world-class theme park on the doorstep, the Murcia region looks likely to see a renaissance over the next few years.

Comment on this Story

I think it is absolutely wonderful news and has been a long time coming. I do hope it turns out to be as good as or better than expected and will boost the area no end !!!!! horrah !!!
Chris Whitley - Tue, 17th Jan 2012

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