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Minister confirms Corvera Airport will not be open this summer

Tue 23rd Apr 2013
Minister confirms Corvera Airport will not be open this summer

The Region of Murcia's Minister of Culture and Tourism, Pedro Alberto Cruz, has finally publically admitted that the International Airport of Murcia will not be operational before the summer.

However, Cruz told Europa Press that the Airport will definitely open, and that the regional government is doing all it can to ensure that this happens without delay.

"At the moment the date for opening is undecided, but it will not be this summer", the Minister explained, "we are all working hard to remove the delays."

Cruz has gained an unenviable reputation with the Spanish press and local residents of Murcia due to his many platitudes and self-imposed yet missed deadlines concerning both the Corvera Airport and Paramount Pictures Theme Park Projects.

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David, I had not thought of the Torrevieja (etc) factor and that ALC is better than Corvera for them!

For those of us south of Cartagena, San Javier is best. In fact it's heaven. On the AP7 I simply KNOW it's going to take me 40 minutes to get there, plus or minus nothing. And it's such a gentle little airport.

The journey to Corvera would be OK. But Alicante, we would hate!

Mr Grumpy, you're right! And even if Ryanair went to Corvera, they are not going to pay much. And certainly not enough for the airport to make any money out of their operation. Mr O'Leary certainly knows how to screw the airports.

Corvera was yet another project dreamed up as a cash cow for those participating. It was nothing to do with fulfilling a need in the area. Don't get me started!

John Fuentemeca - Fri, 26th Apr 2013
David / John : Both good and fair points - However, until an Airline actually expresses an interest to fly to Corvera then things are not even going to progress to that stage !
Mr Grumpy - Fri, 26th Apr 2013
John the majority of people that use San Javier are property owners and residents of the Orehuela Costas Mar Menor and Torrevieja areas along with holiday makers coming to these destinations. The majority of people coming to the Torrevieja area will vote with their feet and switch to Alicante, Corvera adds a extra twenty to twenty five minutes to traveling time making a teansfer from Corvera to Torrevieja around 50 mins compared with 30 to 35 from Alicante El Altet Corvera will not survive without the passenger pool from such a important source as Torrevieja. I would give Corvera 18 to 24 months before it is in dire financial operating difficulty.
David Hudson - Fri, 26th Apr 2013
My prediction is that, like Paramount World, Corvera will never open. The operating company realises they are not going to make any money and are trying to re-negotiate their contract. The worst scenario is that it opens, San Javier subsequently closes, Corvera goes bankrupt and we end up with no airport at all and have to resort to Alicante.
John Fuentemeca - Fri, 26th Apr 2013
Arse, elbow, now which is which and what is the difference between the two???? This is tantamount to a goon show sketch now! I yesterday received a enquiry from a prospective holiday maker wishing to book my apartment for April 2014 and requested prices for airport transfers from Murcia airport. I could not provide a exact price because as I explained to the holiday maker that there are two Murcia airports one open and one not yet open and no one not even god knows which one will be open or closed or when!!! This was a positive enquiry and should have been a formality to finalise. I had to be honest with the guest and tell him I could not give him a definite costing for the transfer. The lead has now gone dead on me!!! How much more revenue has been lost by this faffing about!!!
David Hudson - Thu, 25th Apr 2013
I can't help but wonder if the left hand has told the right hand yet... ?
Mr Grumpy - Tue, 23rd Apr 2013

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