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Corvera Airport : This Summer "is lost"

Source: La Verdad - Sat 23rd Mar 2013
Corvera Airport : This Summer 'is lost'

The Spokesman for the Regional Government of Murcia yesterday announced how the owners of Corvera Airport are already renegotiating the terms of operation with the concession holder of the airport, Aeromur.

Jose Ballesta, who is also the Regional Minister for Research and Universities, was speaking in response to an article published earlier in the day by La Verdad, which alleged that the region was looking into the possibility of releasing Aeromur from their contract, before the Airport had even opened.

The Minister maintained that that there still is a legal contract in place between both parties, but that they are not currently meeting because the opening of the Airport is overdue, and that they have nothing specific to discuss.

Ballesta also confirmed that the regional government is still in process of holding negotiations with the Spanish Airports Authority – AENA - to bring forward the transfer of operations between San Javier Airport and Corvera Airport as soon as the latter is operational.

This comes despite recent suggestions that Murcia's San Javier Airport may actually never close .

Also yesterday, the regional spokesman for the UPyD opposition party, Rafael Sanchez, asked Parliament a question of breathtaking simplicity : "Why has the Government invested over €200 Mln at Corvera, when AENA have recently invested in €65 Mln in Improvements at an Airport less than 35km away – and will then have to pay compensation of around €75 Mln for the closure of San Javier Aiport".

As the conference closed, Ballesta conceded that Corvera Airport "has lost this Summer season".

Comment on this Story

Not only do we not have a date for the opening of Corvera, we also do not have a date for it closing again. One thing is can bet that someone has already made life-changing amounts of money from this debacle
Alcox - Mon, 20th May 2013
Yes I have just read in the CBN that after spending over €300 million building the largest desalinisation plant europe in Torrevieja that they are "now looking for ways to use the water" that the plant will use when it finally goes into production!!! You just can't make this stuff up it is better than a episode of Monty Python or Faulty Towers! Perhaps instead Monty Python doing a sketch called "The ministry of silly walks" Perhaps they should have done a sketch entitled "The Spanish department for not needed stupid money wasting stupid projects"!!!
David Hudson - Sun, 19th May 2013
Will I be able to fly over the Torrevieja desalinisation plant when I fly from Corvera to Castellon ?
Alcox - Sat, 18th May 2013
Have we a date for Corvera opening ? Thanks Rick
Rick - Tue, 16th Apr 2013
One thing is for certain - you just couldn't make it up!
David Goodall - Fri, 29th Mar 2013
Nothing surprises me any more - this airport was never needed or required - San Javier is fit for purpose and is a superb facility and a much nicer place to fly from to than the hideous monstrosity that Alicante has become : more wasted money for what? VANITY!!!!!!
David Hudson - Thu, 28th Mar 2013
Lucinda, it would only surprise me if those involved in this "Project" had NOT been involved in any corruption scandal, or processes of dubious legality.
Tumbit - Admin - Sat, 23rd Mar 2013
What also seems to have slipped under the media radar, at least within this region, is that the Regional PP are now under formal investigation by a national Judge as to whether they received payments in return for administrative concessions to the airport developer of Corvera.
Lucinda Castiles - Sat, 23rd Mar 2013

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