Corvera airport land expropriations being paid a decade later
The Murcia government must pay 22 million euros for the 3 million square metres expropriated Over a decade after land was expropriated from private owners in the municipalities of Murcia and Fuente Álamo in order for the Region of Murcia International..

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Alleged connection with Franco could explain reluctance to name Corvera airport after Juan de la Cierva
The aviation pioneer had a very loose connection with the start of the Civil War just before he died With the Region of Murcia International Airport in Corvera now up and running following the arrival of the first flights on Tuesday there is growing..

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Bus routes and taxi information from Corvera airport
CLICK ON GALLERY IMAGE TO ENLARGE Corvera airport basic information including taxis, public transport, parking and car rental Basic information about parking at Corvera airport, road access, taxi numbers, car hire companies operating from within..

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After the first arrivals and take-offs the task now is to make Corvera airport a success
The Murcia government is pushing for services linking Corvera with Madrid and Barcelona Following the hype over the long-awaited opening of the Region of Murcia International Airport on Tuesday, when passengers on sixteen flights passed through..

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Ryanair stresses commitment to making a success of Corvera airport
More Costa Cálida-Scotland flights will be considered if demand on the Glasgow route is sufficient David O’Brien, the Chief Commercial Officer of Ryanair, was at the Region of Murcia International Airport in Corvera on Tuesday morning to celebrate..

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Annie and Peter make history as the first passengers into Corvera airport
The Holdsworths own property on the La Tercia Resort Along with many other passengers who booked Ryanair’s FR1824 service from East Midlands, which touched down at 10.05 on Tuesday 15th April at Corvera International Airport, Annie and Peter..

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Murciano pilots proud to have been the first to land at Corvera airport
Two men from the Region of Murcia were at the controls as the first flight arrived from East Midlands The first flight to land at Corvera airport on Tuesday morning, Ryanair’s FR1824 service from East Midlands, touched down at 10.05, 20 minutes..

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King Felipe of Spain declares Corvera airport open
The King arrived on board the royal jet shortly after the first passengers flew in from East Midlands The second aircraft to land at the Region of Murcia International Airport in Corvera on Tuesday, the first day of commercial flights at the..

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King Felipe VI officially declares Corvera airport open
The King arrived on board the royal jet shortly after the first passengers flew in from East Midlands The second aircraft to land at the Region of Murcia International Airport in Corvera on Tuesday, the first day of commercial flights at the infrastructure..

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Ryanair confirm summer routes at Corvera airport
The first plane to arrive at Corvera was piloted by a native Murciano Coinciding with the arrival of the first flight at the Region of Murcia International Airport in Corvera on Tuesday morning, low-cost airline Ryanair have confirmed their intentions..

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San Javier faces up to life without the airport
Tourism-related businesses in Santiago de la Ribera need to maintain a high profile now that the airport is closed Amid the euphoria and optimism surrounding the opening of the Region of Murcia International Airport on Tuesday it is hard not to..

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Major security operation prior to King of Spain opening Corvera airport on Tuesday
Final steps before the first flights on Tuesday include modifications to 80 signs on the national road network The central government delegate to the Region of Murcia, Diego Conesa, has released details of the security arrangements at the new..

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First flights land at Corvera airport
Controversy has dogged the Corvera project for the last two decades After 18 years the long-running saga of the new Region of Murcia International Airport in Corvera finally came to a successful end on Tuesday morning, when the first passenger..

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Murcia-San Javier airport closes to passenger flights
The last flight from San Javier took off with Sir Kenny Dalglish on board! Monday evening was a sad one for those who have enjoyed flying into and out of Murcia-San Javier airport over the last 25 years, a period in which international flights..

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Farewell to Murcia-San Javier airport
The last passenger flight leaves San Javier at 20.40 on Monday heading for Manchester The departure on Monday evening of flight RYR4117 from Murcia-San Javier to Manchester, scheduled for 20.40, could be accompanied by unusual scenes, with the..

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More passengers at San Javier airport last year than in any year since 2010
Almost a million flew between the Costa Cálida and the UK in 2018 as the total rose to 1.27 million The last full month of civilian flights at the airport of Murcia San-Javier saw the 27th consecutive year-on-year increase in passenger numbers..

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New fairground and event venue set to be completed in Corvera by the end of 2019
The facility is strategically located close to the Region of Murcia International Airport Just four days before the first landings and take-offs at the Region of Murcia International Airport in Corvera the village hosted a meeting of the local..

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Corvera airport finally granted Schengen Area Border authorisation
The first flights at Corvera can go ahead as planned on 15th January The last administrative procedure needed prior to the opening of the Region of Murcia International Airport in Corvera was completed on Saturday with the announcement of the..

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Another taxi drivers’ protest in Murcia over the right to work at Corvera airport
Cabbies from outside Murcia demand to be allowed to work in the municipality Another protest was staged in the city of Murcia on Thursday by taxi drivers from the area around the regional capital as they demanded, among other things, the right..

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Everything ready at Corvera airport except the name!
The addition of “Juan de la Cierva” has not yet been approved by the civil aviation authority On Wednesday the new Region of Murcia Regional Airport finally received clearance from Spain’s air safety agency for the first civilian flights..

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Air safety certification received at Corvera airport 6 days before the first flights
One more document is still outstanding but it is reported to be a mere formality Just five days before the new Region of Murcia International Airport in Corvera is scheduled to welcome its first flights authorization has been granted by AESA..

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Corvera AIRM airport: Your questions answered
The Region of Murcia is “taking off for the future” with the new International Airport says Murcia president The opening of the international airport at Corvera will create jobs and boost regional businesses On Saturday the regional president..

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The long shadow of Alicante-Elche looms large over Corvera airport
Fears over the viability of Corvera as the Spanish government continues to invest in growth at the airport in El Altet Mariano Rajoy, the president of the Spanish government, announced on Thursday that investment is to be made into improving the..

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Another box ticked on the path towards the opening of Corvera airport
The new management company is officially inscribed on the Mercantile Register Another tiny step forward towards the opening of the new international airport in Corvera was taken on Wednesday, when Aena received official confirmation that the new 25..

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Corvera International airport articles
After a decade of controversy Corvera airport is on course to welcome its first flights in January 2019 The idea of a new airport in the Region of Murcia first began to be taken seriously in the early years of the new millennium, when the number..

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It’s landed!
First flight touches down 20 minutes early at the Region of Murcia International Airport in Corvera! Photos and report to follow shortly… Follow Murcia Today on Facebook to keep up to date with all the latest news, events and information..

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Airport staff ready to switch from San Javier to Corvera next Tuesday
200 road signs will be altered during the night to divert traffic from the Mar Menor to Corvera The new airport is equipped to handle one flight every 4 minutes! When the new Region of Murcia International Airport in Corvera welcomes its first..

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Flight schedule for the first day of operations at Corvera airport
Eight arrivals and eight departures on Tuesday 15th January As the opening of the Region of Murcia International Airport in Corvera approaches, the schedule for the first flights on 15th January mean that the first passengers to pass through the..

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First passengers at Corvera airport will arrive from East Midlands and Bristol
16 flights at the Region of Murcia International Airport on 15th January As the opening of the Region of Murcia International Airport in Corvera approaches, the details of the first flights on 15th January mean that the first passengers to pass..

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King of Spain to open Corvera airport on 15th January
Felipe VI will declare the Aeropuerto Internacional Región de Murcia Juan de la Cierva open With the new year under way the scheduled date for the first take-offs and landings at the Region of Murcia International Airport in Murcia is just around..

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Murcia Town Hall approves 29-euro taxi fare between the city centre and Corvera airport
Various outlying districts of Murcia are also included in the flat fare area The Town Hall of Murcia has ratified the 29-euro flat fare agreed upon by the municipality’s taxi drivers last month for clients travelling between the city centre..

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More car hire and shop rental contracts up for grabs at Corvera airport
There could be 5 car hire firms at Corvera and a clothes and accessories store is envisaged With the first flights at the Region of Murcia International Airport in Corvera just under four weeks away the management company Aena has announced the..

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Air safety certificate still pending at Corvera airport under a month before the first flights
Aena and the Murcia government see no cause for concern as the big day approaches With under a month to go before the first flights are scheduled to land and take off at the Region of Murcia International Airport in Corvera, there is still one..

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Passenger numbers up again at San Javier airport in its penultimate full month of flights
91 per cent of November passengers were on flights to and from the UK and Ireland During the first month of the last winter flight roster to come into operation at the airport of Murcia San-Javier, and the penultimate complete month of civilian..

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Security and emergency plans finalized at Corvera airport
The protocols are designed for an 8-kilometre radius around the airport With the first flights at the Region of Murcia International Airport in Corvera scheduled to take off and land in under six weeks more and more details of the operation of..

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4 restaurant licences awarded at Corvera airport
Subway and Costa Coffee transfer operations from San Javier to Corvera With the arrival and departure of the first flights at the new Region of Murcia International Airport in Corvera growing ever more imminent, management company Aena confirmed..

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Ready for the first flights at Corvera in January: the regional press begins to comment on the schedules for summer 2019
Four destinations in Norway and one in Asturias are added to those in the UK and Eire A report published in regional newspaper La Verdad on Tuesday appeared to celebrate the fact that by the start of the next summer flight schedule in late March..

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Former Corvera airport management company still losing legal battles six weeks before the first flights
Aeromur maintain that there were irregularities in the process by which their contract at Corvera was rescinded With only six weeks remaining until the first flights take off and land at the Region of Murcia International Airport in Corvera, and..

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773,000 euros for the development of the business park alongside Corvera airport
600,000 square metres are ready to welcome commercial and logistical concerns in Corvera The budget at the disposal of the Department of Development and Infrastructures in the regional government of Murcia for 2019 has been cut to 175.4 million..

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Murcia government seeking flights to link Corvera airport with Madrid and Barcelona
The last flights between San Javier and Madrid were operated two years ago With the opening of the Region of Murcia International Airport in Corvera on 15th January 2019 just seven weeks away, it is reported in the regional press that the government..

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24 hours of chaos for users as Ryanair cancel flights to Murcia and then reinstate them
On Monday dozens of readers were told their flights to Murcia had been cancelled 24 hours of confusion were caused by low-cost airline Ryanair on Monday when dozens of passengers were informed via booking systems and the companies' internal messaging..

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Murcia disappears from Ryanair webpage
Murcia flights seem to have disappeared from the Ryanair webpage after 15th January 2019. Just a few days ago low-cost airline Ryanair confirmed that it would be transferring operations from San Javier airport to the new airport at Corvera although..

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Murcia taxi drivers approve 29-euro fare to and from Corvera airport
Initially 24 taxis will be on duty at Corvera at all times After much debate in recent months the taxi drivers of Murcia voted on Wednesday in favour of a fixed fare of 29 euros between the regional capital and the new Region of Murcia International..

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Flights to and from Asturias in northern Spain at Corvera airport next summer
Volotea are to operate a twice-weekly service linking the Costa Cálida with the north of Spain There has been a great deal of interest lately in which of the flights currently operating at Murcia-San Javier will be maintained after the airport..

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Four bus services will connect Corvera airport to the remainder of the Murcia region
48 services a week will operate when the airport opens on January 15th Prices have been pre-set to offer cost-effective public transport from the new airport. This morning the regional Minister for Development and Infrastructure, Patricio Valverde..

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Passenger numbers still increasing as the last summer flight roster ends at San Javier airport
89 per cent of October passengers were on flights to and from the UK and Ireland During what promises to be the last ever month of summer flight rosters at the airport of Murcia San-Javier, as it prepares to close down to make way for the new..

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Ryanair confirm at last that they will be flying to and from Corvera
The only doubt concerns the date of the switch from San Javier to Corvera! Ryanair has finally joined the list of airlines which have confirmed that they will be operating flights to and from the Region of Murcia International Airport in Corvera..

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Fine tuning required for final air safety certification at Corvera airport
No problems are anticipated in meeting safety standards by the opening date of 15th January With the scheduled opening of the Region of Murcia International Airport in Corvera now under ten weeks away, the latest news regarding the obtaining of..

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Murcia pushes Corvera airport at the World Travel Market in London
Efforts are being made to stimulate British tourism in the Costa Cálida post-Brexit Given the key role that British visitors play in the international tourism sector of the regional economy of Murcia, accounting for 42.1 per cent of all visitors..

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Taxi drivers to vote on flat fare of 29 euros for Murcia-Corvera airport service
No mention is made of special rates to other parts of the Region of Murcia The latest news regarding taxi services between the new Region of Murcia International Airport in Corvera and the city of Murcia is that the drivers of the municipality..

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Favourable environmental report for Corvera airport
Noise pollution and wildlife conservation measures are approved at Corvera Another significant hurdle was overcome last Tuesday in the progress towards the opening of the new Region of Murcia International Airport, which is scheduled for 15th..

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Murcia taxi drivers to set flat rate for journeys between the city and Corvera airport
Between 15 and 20 taxis will be available for airport runs at all times when flights begin in January It appears that the taxi drivers of San Javier have definitively lost their battle to be allowed to ply their trade at the new airport Corvera..

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Wildlife control and other contracts awarded at Corvera airport
Modifications to car parking facilities will be completed just in time for the first flights in January With the scheduled date for the first commercial flights at the Region of Murcia International Airport in Corvera fast approaching – 76 days..

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30,000 more seats available on winter flights to and from Murcia this year
But uncertainty remains concerning next summer after the opening of Corvera airport There continues to be a good deal of uncertainty and speculation regarding the number of flights which will be operating at the new Region of Murcia International..

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Continuing uncertainty over flight schedules at Corvera airport
Ryanair are still unable to confirm flights at Corvera, Norwegian are selling seats on Corvera-bound services As the 15th January opening date at the new Region of Murcia International Airport in Corvera approaches, the flight schedule at the..

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Former Corvera airport management company ordered to pay 19.5 million euros in interest
Aeromur failed to pay back a 182.6-million euro loan which was guaranteed by the Murcia government in 2013 As the opening of the Region of Murcia International Airport on 15th January 2019 approaches there was yet another setback on Wednesday..

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Over a million passengers this year at San Javier by the end of September
87 per cent of September passengers were on flights to and from the UK and Ireland Within three weeks the last season of summer flight rosters will have closed at the airport of Murcia San-javier as it prepares to close down, making way for the..

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Ryanair confirm no decision has yet been made relating to Corvera airport transfer and flights
The official company line remains that it will offer 11 routes next summer at San Javier! As the last summer season of flights into and out of Murcia-San Javier airport nears its conclusion at the end of October, Ryanair are preparing to maintain..

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La Torre Golf Resort hotel re-opening illustrates the optimism brought by Corvera airport
Other hotels are also re-opening as Corvera and other factors create expectations of tourism growth in Murcia The news on Monday that the luxury hotel on La Torre Golf Resort in Torre Pacheco is to be taken over and re-opened by Hilton Hotels..

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BA abandon plans for Murcia-Heathrow flights next summer
Aena report that services at San Javier airport proved less profitable than expected It has now been confirmed by Aena that British Airways is not planning to resume its twice weekly flights between London Heathrow and the Region of Murcia next..

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Former Corvera airport management company loses another court battle
Aeromur ordered to pay legal costs after another failed appeal in the courts of Murcia With the scheduled opening date for the new Region of Murcia International Airport now only just over 3 months away the consortium which was originally awarded..

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More services and shop rental contracts awarded at Corvera airport
Security and cleaning contracts will begin at San Javier and then switch to Corvera in January The subsidiary of Aena which was created earlier this year to open and manage the new Region of Murcia International Airport in Corvera continues to..

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Former Aena boss recommends government incentives for airlines at Corvera airport
Jaime García-Legaz is confident that the new Region of Murcia will prove a success Jaime García-Legaz, the former head of Spain’s semi-State-owned airport management company Aena, stated on Tuesday that he believes that the new Region of Murcia..

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Corvera taxi dispute: San Javier Mayor demands “extraordinary solution for extraordinary situation”
José Miguel Luengo requests flexibility regarding airport taxi licences at Corvera airport As expected, the news last Friday that taxi drivers who are licensed in the municipality of Murcia will be granted exclusive rights to provide pick-up..

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9 out of 24 ancillary services companies certain to move from San Javier to Corvera airport
Various administrative hurdles are still to be overcome before the first flights at Corvera in January It is reported in an article published in regional newspaper La Verdad over the weekend that 9 of the 24 companies providing ancillary services..

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Murcia taxi drivers win government backing at Corvera
Pick-ups by drivers from outside Murcia will be allowed at Corvera airport only by prior arrangement Following the news this week that the taxi drivers of Murcia are so insistent on being granted exclusive rights to operate at the new Region of..

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Cieza Mayor enters the fray in the Corvera airport taxi dispute
Pascual Lucas argues that taxi drivers from all over the Region of Murcia should be allowed to work at Corvera Following the news this week that the taxi drivers of Murcia are so insistent on being granted exclusive rights to operate at the new..

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Jet2 advertise summer 2019 flights into and out of Corvera airport
The airline offers no winter service at San Javier or Corvera and is cutting back services in the Costa Cálida next year With under four months to go until the date on which Murcia-San Javier airport is scheduled to close to civilian traffic..

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Murcia drivers declare “taxi war” at Corvera airport
Cabbies in the regional capital demand exclusivity at the Region of Murcia International Airport Throughout the long process of opening the new Region of Murcia International Airport in Corvera, which is due to be completed on 15th January 2019..

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Corvera airport opening date not in question as Murcia and Spanish government leaders meet
The two men differ in opinion on many issues including water supply and the high-speed rail network Fernando López Miras, the president of the regional government in Murcia, travelled to Madrid on Tuesday for a formal meeting with his counterpart..

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More service contracts awarded at Corvera airport
The appointment of the non-executive president of the Corvera management company is confirmed Meeting for the first time inside the airport itself, the management board of the Aena subsidiary created to supervise the Region of Murcia International..

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Green light for the first flights at Corvera airport on 15th January 2019
The Minister for Development confirms the opening date for the Region of Murcia International Airport In some ways Thursday’s visit to Murcia of the national Minister for Development, José Luis Ábalos, was an occasion on which the differences..

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Passenger numbers up at San Javier airport for the 23rd month in a row
88 per cent of July passengers were on flights to and from the UK and Ireland As preparations advance for opening of the new Region of Murcia International Airport in Corvera next January, when Murcia-San Javier airport will be closed to civilian..

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Aena reportedly counting on Ryanair transfer to Corvera airport
The Murcia government hopes that politics won´t get in the way of  the opening of Corvera airport Earlier this year a vote of no confidence in PP leader Mariano Rajoy forced a change in national government, the result being that the new PSOE..

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President of Corvera airport nominated by national government
Diego Peñarrubia is expected to occupy the honorary post when the airport opens in January 2019 With the scheduled opening date for the Region of Murcia International Airport in Corvera just over four months away the Ministry of Development has..

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Former Corvera airport management company suffers another setback in the courts
Aeromur are denied the right to receive a copy of the airport inventory compiled prior to the awarding of a second management contract While preparations advance for the opening of the new Region of Murcia International Airport in Corvera, Aeromur..

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Cleaning and security contracts put out to tender at Corvera airport
The terms of the new contracts will apply first to San Javier and then to Corvera On 9th August, 159 days away from the scheduled opening date at the Region of Murcia International Airport in Corvera on 15th January 2019, the management company..

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Spanish government authorizes closure of San Javier airport on 14th January
Another step forward towards the opening of Corvera airport Another small but crucial step towards the opening of the new Region of Murcia International Airport was taken at the end of last week, when the transfer of civil aviation services from..

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Developments at Corvera airport: local business plan presented and Level 2 civil aviation status granted
Up to 1,000 jobs will be generated by businesses relocating in and around the terminal building The opening of Corvera airport, which is scheduled for 15th January 2019, will bring employment to at least 800 people in the Region of Murcia according..

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Meteorological services and falconry patrol contracts awarded at Corvera airport
Service contracts worth 2.6 million euros have been awarded at the new Murcia Barely a week has gone by lately without some tangible progress being made towards the opening of the new Region of Murcia International Airport in Corvera to passenger..

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Aena looks to cash in at Corvera airport
Commercial premises for rent as the company hopes to match the profitability of San Javier As Aena prepares to open the Region of Murcia International Airport in Corvera next 15th January the process by which the company hopes to make the facility..

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Airport management company Aena name new boss
Maurici Lucena will oversee the opening of the new Murcia airport in Corvera Aena, the company which manages all but one of the airports currently operating passenger services in Spain, has confirmed that it is appointing a new managing director..

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Aggressive passenger tariffs to attract air traffic to Corvera: 39 per cent lower than Alicante 
Travellers could benefit from lower seat prices on flights to and from Corvera There is still scepticism in some quarters regarding the new Region of Murcia International Airport in Corvera, but with precisely six months and two days to go before..

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San Javier airport had its busiest June for 7 years last month
Passenger numbers at San Javier up for the 21st month in a row Passenger numbers at Murcia-San Javier airport, which is on schedule to close down in January 2019 to make way for the new facility at Corvera, showed a year-on-year increase during..

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Aena opens bidding for supply and service contracts at Corvera airport
Commerical premises will be rented at the same rates as at Murcia-San Javier Aena, the management company working towards the opening of the new Region of Murcia International Airport in Corvera, is now ready to put out to tender the contracts..

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Passenger numbers at San Javier airport up for the 20th month in a row
Last month was the busiest May at San Javier for eight years! Passenger numbers at Murcia-San Javier airport, which is on schedule to close down in January 2019 to make way for the new facility at Corvera, rose during May for the 20th consecutive..

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Calibration flights completed at Corvera airport
27 hours of flight inspections were aided by drones at the Region of Murcia International Airport Airport management company Aena issued a press release on Monday confirming that calibration flights have been carried out at the Region of Murcia..

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First flights at Corvera airport on 15th January, says Aena president
Everything is on course to complete preparations at Corvera in December Specific dates for the opening of the Region of Murcia International Airport in Corvera have been given before, but the one which was supplied on Thursday by Jaime García..

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Change of government unlikely to affect the opening of Corvera airport
Doubts over the AVE high-speed rail network but apparently no such worries at Corvera As the abrupt change in the Spanish government last Friday begins to sink in there is certain degree of uncertainty in the Region of Murcia, where the regional..

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Easyjet confirms flights at Corvera airport next January
The Aena president prepares to be replaced after meeting the Easyjet boss in Luton Murciano Jaime García-Legaz is preparing to be relieved of duties as president of the airport management company Aena, but confirmed over the weekend that Easyjet..

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San Javier airport prepares for its final summer season of Czech Republic flights
25 routes operating this summer between San Javier and seven European countries As the last summer season for passenger flights at Murcia-San Javier gradually moves towards top gear there are 25 different routes being offered to and from 7 European..

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New Spanish PM takes office amid uncertainty over public investment in infrastructures
Pedro Sánchez will form a minority government and airport, rail and motorway projects could be jeopardy Following the tumultuous events in the Spanish parliament last week Pedro Sánchez duly took office as the new President of the Spanish government..

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Filming of Terminator 6 in Corvera: preparations begin on Monday
Access roads to Corvera airport will be transformed into Mexican highways Permission has been given by the regional government of Murcia for scenes of the sixth Terminator film, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, to be shot in and around the unopened..

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Another potential problem at Corvera airport removed by the Spanish courts
Aeromur lose an appeal against the decision to withdraw their airport management certification Following the news last week that the Supreme Court of Spain has once again vindicated the decision made by the regional government in 2013 to rescind..

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Murcia government vindicated in rescinding the Corvera airport management contract in 2013
The Supreme Court of Spain rules against an appeal lodged by the former management consortium It has taken a long time, but the decision made in 2013 by the regional government of Murcia to rescind the management contract at the Region of Murcia..

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Norwegian mimic the “Corvera-Manchester United” flights and offer services to Real Murcia!
The jokey tweet follows a slip of the tongue last week by the president of the Murcia government Last week Fernando López Miras, the president of the regional government in Murcia, suffered an unfortunate slip of the tongue when he stated during..

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Murcia president announces Corvera - Manchester United flights!
City fans should not be offended – he rectified the error shortly afterwards Fernando López Miras, the president of the regional government in Murcia, celebrated a year in office on Thursday, and to mark the occasion was interviewed by the..

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Air traffic control contract awarded at Corvera airport
Almost 8 million euros for the 8-year contract at Corvera Gradually the pieces of the jigsaw puzzle at Corvera airport continue to fall into place, and with Jet2 already selling seats to fly into and out of the Region of Murcia International Airport..

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It’s official: Jet2.com announces take off at Corvera Airport
Press release from Jet2, Friday 26th April. From March 2019, our flights to the Murcia region will operate to Corvera Airport, with operations to San Javier Airport ceasing from November 2018 due to the airport closing. The announcement ensures..

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Corvera airport appears on Jet2 website as a destination
Corvera is shown as a destination from March 2019 onwards Although no official announcement has yet been made, a new name has appeared on the destinations list for Jet2 Holidays for summer 2019: Corvera, Region of Murcia. Showing on the flight..

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Former Corvera airport management company claims 518 million euros compensation
Sacyr and Aeromur seek to claim back construction costs and lost revenue at Corvera There is a sense of anticipation in the Region of Murcia at present over the long-awaited opening of the new Region of Murcia International Airport in Corvera..

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Corvera airport land expropriations to be paid in 2019
22 million euros plus interest are owed to former Corvera landowners, say the PSOE 2019 promises to be a landmark year for the new Region of Murcia International Airport in Corvera, with all the signs pointing to the facility finally opening early..

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More flights this summer at San Javier airport as detailed checks continue at Corvera
Summer connections with the Costa Cálida resume for travellers to and from Frankfurt and Brussels As the airport of Murcia-San Javier begins what is likely to be its last summer civilian flight schedule before the facility closes down to make..

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Four airlines already negotiating with Aena over flights at Corvera airport
The opening date at Corvera is now pencilled in for January 2019 Jaime García-Legaz, the president of Aena, was in his home city of Murcia last Friday to meet members of the regional business association Croem, and revealed some further details..

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Cartagena taxi drivers want a piece of the Corvera airport pie!
Cabbies from Cartagena throw their hat into the ring in the fight for licences at Corvera With the opening of the new airport in Corvera potentially only 9 months away there has already been a good deal of argument among taxi drivers in the Region..

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Terminator in the terminal at Corvera airport?
Rumours abound that scenes for Terminator 6 may be shot at the new airport in Corvera There may not be any aircraft flying in and out of Corvera airport as yet – although the signs are that there could be by the end of 2018 – but five years..

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5-star hotel to re-open in Hacienda del Álamo just 7 km from Corvera airport
120 jobs will be created by the “Corvera” effect in Fuente Álamo before the airport even opens! Following the announcement that the new airport in Corvera is on course to open at the end of 2018 there has been scepticism in some quarters..

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Control tower contract at Corvera airport ready to be put out to tender
Aena reiterate their intention to open the airport in Corvera as soon as possible Just ten days after the contract was signed by which Aena took control of the as yet unopened Region of Murcia International Airport in Corvera, approval has been..

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Patience is the watchword for those awaiting flight schedules at Corvera
The aim is to treble existing San Javier passenger numbers over a quarter of a century, not on day one! With the new management contract at the unopened Region of Murcia International Airport in Corvera now signed and Aena taking charge of the..

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Corvera airport ready for December take-off as Aena signs official contract
The president of Aena said that the airport would be ready to open before the end of the year On Saturday morning the president of AENA, Jaime García-Legaz and the president of the Region of Murcia, Fernando López Miras, signed the official..

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Corvera International Airport technicians dismiss social media rumours
The Region of Murcia International Airport will be ready to begin operations in December 2018 On Saturday 24th February Aena president Jaime García-Legaz and the president of the Region of Murcia, Fernando López Miras, signed the official contract..

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Murcia demands exclusivity rights for its taxi drivers at Corvera airport
The Town Hall offers support to Murcia cabbies while those in San Javier stand to lose their patch The new management contract awarded to Aena at the unopened Region of Murcia International Airport in Corvera has not even been signed yet – that..

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Murcia president says Corvera airport will open this year
The new management contract at Corvera airport will finally be signed on Saturday It is now two months since the new management contract at the unopened Region of Murcia International Airport in Corvera was awarded to Aena, but it will not be..

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Taxi war already brewing at Corvera airport!
Murcia and San Javier taxi drivers are anxious to claim a lucrative patch The new management contract at the unopened airport in Corvera, which has been awarded to Aena, has not yet even been signed, and the first flights there are not expected..

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Government anticipates twice the number of hotel beds in Murcia after Corvera airport opens
The number of hotel beds in the Costa Cálida may double to 40,000 by 2023 With the long-delayed opening of the new airport in Corvera inching closer to becoming a reality and progress being made towards the arrival of the first AVE high-speed trains..

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Aena officially constitutes Corvera airport management subsidiary
The fully owned subsidiary will take on the 25-year contract at Corvera Following the awarding of the new management contract at the unopened Region of Murcia International Airport in Corvera to Aena in December, this Thursday the company officially..

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Local Mayor faces the hard reality of the San Javier-Corvera airport transfer
Taxi drivers in San Javier are among ​ those most vulnerable to the loss of income José Miguel Luengo, the Mayor of San Javier, has been warning for a few years of the negative impact that the closure of the airport on the shore of the Mar..

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Volotea hoping to operate flights at Corvera airport in early 2019
Connections with northern Spain and France a possibility at Corvera It is still not certain when the long-awaited opening ceremony and the new Region of Murcia International Airport in Corvera will take place, but in an interview published in..

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Uncertainty over freight traffic prospects at Corvera airport
Aena views cargo flights at Corvera as unlikely, but the Murcia government is keen While the majority of the speculation regarding the new Region of Murcia international airport in Corvera concerns the date when the first commercial passenger flights..

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Aena president optimistic that Corvera airport could open this year
Jaime García-Legaz insists that Corvera will compete with Alicante-Elche and offer more flights than San Javier The announcement in December that the new management contract at the unopened airport in Corvera has been awarded to Aena has sparked..

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Spanish PM in Murcia next week to support Corvera airport
Mariano Rajoy is expected to mention the high-speed rail network and the drought when in Murcia Following the news that the regional government of Murcia has accepted the bid tabled by Aena for the new management contract at the unopened airport..

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Mixed reactions to Corvera airport contract award
Optimism from the Murcia government but sadness and concern over closure of San Javier The news on Wednesday that the regional government of Murcia has awarded the management contract at the unopened airport of Corvera to Aena, potentially paving..

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Corvera airport management contract awarded to Aena
The new airport of the Region of Murcia could theoretically be open before the end of 2018 This Wednesday the regional government gave its approval to the awarding of the new management contract at the unopened airport in Corvera to Aena, after..

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University study concludes that Murcia tourism needs Corvera airport
Researchers highlight the tourism boom in neighbouring Alicante since the investment into Alicante-Elche airport As the latest news concerning the unopened airport in Corvera seems to suggest that a decision to award the new management contract to..

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First news of the financial terms of the Aena bid for Corvera airport appears positive
An end to the long-running saga of Corvera airport could be in sight at last The evaluation of the financial side of Aena’s bid for the new management of Corvera airport appears to have got off to a positive start on Thursday, when Pedro Rivera..

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Corvera airport one step closer to opening
If the new contract is quickly awarded to Aena Corvera could open in 2018! It is now a month since it emerged that Aena was the only remaining bidder the new management at the unopened Region of Murcia International Airport in Corvera, and the..

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Already more passengers at San Javier airport this year than in the whole of 2016
British and Irish flights accounted for over 90 per cent of passengers in October The number of passengers passing through the terminal building at Murcia-San Javier airport showed a year-on-year increase for the 13th successive month during October..

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Aena guarantees job security for San Javier staff if flights are diverted to Corvera
The process of evaluating the Aena bid to manage Corvera is under way As the regional government’s contracts committee undertakes the task of evaluation Aena’s bid to manage the as yet unopened airport in Corvera, it has been confirmed that the..

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Winter flights to Brussels and Leeds-Bradford inaugurated at San Javier airport
Twelve routes in operation this winter between San Javier and the UK, Ireland, Belgium and the Netherlands While speculation is rife over the future of civilian air traffic at Murcia-San Javier airport, with the possibility that another step will..

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Winter air traffic increasing at San Javier airport as Corvera prepares to take over
Passenger numbers at San Javier are up by 9 per cent this year but flights could soon be diverted to Corvera After eight consecutive years of decreasing passenger numbers at Murcia-San Javier airport, which saw the annual total drop from over..

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Corvera and San Javier airports: what happens next?
Minister reiterates that Corvera is viable and that closing San Javier “makes sense” The news that the only remaining bid for the management contract at the unopened airport of Corvera is the one presented by Aena has led to the assumption that..

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Aena is only remaining bidder for Corvera airport contract
The new airport management contract at Corvera could be awarded by this Friday Seven and a half months after the regional government in Murcia announced that it was ready to begin the process by which the new management contract would be awarded..

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Aena submits its detailed bid to manage Corvera airport
The Corvera contract award is not expected until next year: no planes until late 2018 at the earliest Monday marks the last day on which the two remaining bidders for the new management contract at the unopened Region of Murcia International Airport..

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Spanish government confirms Aena interest in Corvera airport
Aena will submit details of the management contract bid by the deadline at the end of October While news is awaited regarding the awarding of the new management contract at the unopened Region of Murcia International Airport in Corvera, a step which..

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Murcia president welcomes appointment of Murciano Aena boss
Aena will be in a position to influence Corvera and San Javier airports Jaime García-Legaz, a 49-year-old native of Murcia, will almost certainly be appointed the new president of airport management company Aena during the course of Friday 13th..

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Corvera airport contract bidders inspect the facilities
Final bids to run Corvera airport for 25 years must be submitted by 30th October As the two remaining bidders for the new management contract at the unopened international airport in Corvera prepare the technical and financial details of their..

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Corvera airport will be managed by Aena or Edeis
Corporación América out of the reckoning at Corvera having failed to rectify bid shortcomings And then there were two… It was announced by the regional government of Murcia on Wednesday morning that of the three candidates competing for the..

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Corvera airport management contract tender process back on track
The path is now clear for the airport in Corvera to open in 2018 Following a delay of a couple of months while the courts deliberated over objections which had been raised concerning the conditions specified in the tender process for the new management..

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Corvera airport ready to receive its official name!
Juan de la Cierva Codorniu may be harder to pronounce than Corvera… The regional government of Murcia is due to confirm this Tuesday that the new international airport in Corvera is to be officially named after the engineer and aviation pioneer..

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Corvera business park plans unveiled
The Parque de Sureste is located just three kilometres from Corvera airport Plans were unveiled on Wednesday for the Parque del Sureste, a large “logistics park” which is to be located next to the A-30 Murcia-Cartagena motorway, just three..

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Tribunal rules in favour of Corvera airport contract bidding process
Minister confident the airport at Corvera will open in 2018 The contractual law tribunal dependent on the Ministry of Hacienda has rejected two appeals lodged against the conditions outlined in the bidding process for the new management and maintenance..

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Corvera airport was unviable in 2012 according to High Court expert
An injection of 41 million euros was needed 5 years ago to make Corvera viable The High Court of Justice in Murcia has heard evidence from a specially appointed expert to the effect that the project to build and open the new Region of Murcia International..

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Corvera airport investigation committee gets off to a stuttering start
The Mayor of Yecla calls his appearance before the Corvera committee a waste of time 19 months after the regional parliamentary committee to investigate the management of the Corvera airport project over the last decade was formed, this Tuesday..

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 Murcia parliament to debate Corvera airport name proposal
The name of Juan de la Cierva Codorniú could prove harder to pronounce than Corvera! While news is anxiously awaited regarding the possible opening date for the new Region of Murcia International Airport in Corvera, the facility will be the..

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Corvera airport latest: courts rule in favour of the Murcia government again
The Murcia courts refuse to halt the bidding process for the management contract at Corvera A further blow was struck in favour of the regional government of Murcia on Wednesday when the regional courts ruled that the objections raised by Aeromur..

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Proposals for public bus service linking Corvera airport with Costa Calida golf resorts
The service would provide transport between various resorts and Corvera airport The Transport, Coast and Ports department of the regional government of Murcia is studying proposals to create a regular bus service which will provide public transport..

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Murcia government stands firm over Corvera airport management contract
Opposition groups want the contract at Corvera to be offered directly to Aena The tender process by which the new management contract at the as yet unopened Region of Murcia International Airport in Corvera is to be awarded is well under way..

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Three bidders for Corvera airport management contract
Aena will compete with Corporacion America and Edeis for the Corvera contract The first phase of the process by which the regional government will award the new management contract at the unopened Region of Murcia International Airport in Corvera..

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Aena reported to be preparing Corvera airport bid
Decisions on the future of San Javier airport will depend on developments at Corvera Just a couple of days after lodging an objection over the terms of the management contract at the Region of Murcia International Airport in Corvera which has been..

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Further delay in Corvera airport opening
A complaint by Aena has resulted in a provisional suspension of the bidding process This week the project to open Corvera airport has once again run into delaying tactics, as Aena, which operates the majority of airports within Spain and manages..

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Corvera airport website re-launched
The Corvera site contains information directed at potential management contract bidders The new Region of Murcia International Airport in Corvera may not be functional as yet, but a small step forward has at least been made with the launch of its..

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Aena prepares bid for Corvera airport management contract
The Aena bid will not specify the immediate closure of the airport in San Javier The bidding process for the new management contract at the unopened Region of Murcia International Airport in Corvera is now open, and over the weekend it was reported..

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Corvera airport contract bidding begins
The Murcia government anticipates revenue of 495 million euros over 25 years The long-awaited process by which the new management contract at the unopened Region of Murcia International Airport in Corvera will be awarded finally got under way..

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Corvera management contract bidding will last at least 100 days
The Corvera contract conditions are ready for official publication Last week there was at last some progress made towards the eventual opening of the new Region of Murcia International Airport in Corvera, with the announcement that the new management..

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Flight availability at San Javier airport up by 5.7 per cent this summer
Over a million seats available on flights to and from Murcia-San Javier During the winter season which ends this coming weekend the airport of Murcia-San Javier has recorded a spectacular increase in passenger numbers, with the figures almost doubling..

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Murcia government optimistic over Corvera tender process
800,000 more tourists expected in Murcia in the four years after Corvera opens After months of deadlock it has been decided this week by the regional government of Murcia that the new management contract at the unopened Region of Murcia International..

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Murcia government finally ready to put Corvera airport contract out to tender
Bidders will not know whether San Javier is to remain open As had been announced a few days beforehand, on Wednesday the regional government of Murcia backed the putting out to tender of the new management contract at the unopened airport in Corvera..

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Aena refuses to be rushed into San Javier airport closure
Bidders for the Corvera management contract may not know if San Javier will remain open After months of apparent stalemate in the attempts to move towards the opening of the new Region of Murcia International Airport in Corvera this week is..

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Corvera airport management contract to be put out to tender this week
Murcia government puts pressure on Aena to accept San Javier closure terms Progress in recent months towards the opening of the new Region of Murcia International Airport in Corvera has been slowed down by the inability of the regional government..

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Political battle over San Javier airport closure continues
San Javier airport salvation proposal presented to Spanish parliament The differences of opinion over air travel and airports in the Region of Murcia have occupied a large proportion of the regional press in recent years, and as the government..

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San Javier airport wins service quality award for the second time
The second win in three years for Murcia-San Javier airport  For the second time in three years the airport at San Javier has been named by Airports Council International as the best in Europe among those with fewer than 2 million passengers..

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Hundreds protest against San Javier airport closure
Airport workers and users demand the continuation of flights at San Javier Hundreds of people gathered outside the terminal building of San Javier airport on Friday evening to protest against plans to close the facility to civilian flights when..

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San Javier airport closure plans delayed by Aena compensation demand
Aena insist on 35 million euros in return for closing the profit-making airport at San Javier Following the claim made by the regional government of Murcia earlier this week that an agreement had at last been reached with Aena concerning the closure..

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Murcia government reports San Javier airport closure deal
Murcia press sceptical over the reported progress towards opening Corvera airport After months of uncertainty the regional government of Murcia confirmed on Wednesday that an agreement had been reached with Aena to close the airport of San Javier..

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Fake Corvera airport landing attracts thousands on Facebook
But still no date for the first “real” flights at Corvera! The degree of interest in the unopened Region of Murcia International Airport in Corvera was illustrated on Monday by the publication on Facebook of a fake video, in which an aircraft..

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Expats welcome at San Javier airport demonstration on 24th February
English speakers are invited to the meeting at the San Javier terminal  The platform group which is campaigning to save civilian flights at the airport of San Javier on the coast of the Mar Menor has announced that its next demonstration to..

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Murcia president answers Corvera airport contract doubters
The Corvera contract will be awarded to the best bidder according to Pedro Antonio Sanchez Last week the Murcia business association Croem warned of the possible dangers involved if the new management contract at the unopened airport of Corvera..

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San Javier airport workers fight to save their jobs
Cartagena councilor supports a demonstration at San Javier airport on Friday While the process of putting the new management contract at the unopened airport in Corvera out to tender continues to drag on, with no progress having been reported..

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Murcia business federation opposes Aena management for Corvera airport
The fear is that Corvera could become a satellite of Alicante-Elche airport The Corvera airport news front has been quiet for the last couple of months – too quiet, some might say – but the project was back in the spotlight this week when the..

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San Javier airport workers take their grievances over possible redundancy to Congress
The employees at San Javier maintain that the new airport in Corvera is unviable Employees at San Javier airport currently live in constant fear of losing their jobs, a threat which was underlined this week when Pedro Antonio Sánchez, the president..

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San Javier airport halts drastic slide in passenger numbers
A slight increase in 2016 was the first at San Javier for nine years Due to a recovery in the number of winter flights at Murcia-San Javier airport the number of passengers passing through the terminal in 2016 reached 1,096,980, but although this..

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Murcia woos support from the Spanish government in plans to open Corvera airport
Pedro Antonio Sanchez advocates increased military use of the airport in San Javier Pedro Antonio Sánchez, the president of the regional government of Murcia, requested the support of the national Ministry of Defence on Tuesday for the plans..

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San Javier airport loses Madrid flights service
The regional government refuses to subsidise the Air Nostrum route and is instead focusing on opening more international routes In spite of the improved flights schedule for San Javier airport this winter, which has seen more than double the..

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November traffic up by 76 per cent at San Javier airport
Last month saw the highest November passenger figures for 7 years at San Javier The increased number of winter flights at the airport of San Javier on the shore of the Mar Menor resulted in a sharp rise in November passenger numbers, according..

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Murcia president promoting Corvera airport to Volotea airline
Volotea could transfer flights from Alicante-Elche to Corvera in future Little tangible or visible progress appears to have been made this year towards the eventual opening to commercial traffic of the new Region of Murcia International Airport..

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Murcia government to sue Aeromur for damages over Corvera airport
The Murcia president vows to call to account those who harm the interests of the Region  Pedro Antonio Sánchez, the president of the regional government of Murcia, announced on Thursday that a claim is to be made in the courts against Aeromur..

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Valencia govt examines public transport links from Alicante airport into Murcia Region
A motion has been passed requesting direct bus services be established from Alicante airport into key areas of Murcia The regional parliament of the neighbouring Region of Valencia, which comprises the provinces of Alicante, Valencia and Castell..

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Corvera airport maintenance contract put out to tender
Interested parties have until 9th November to present their offers Although readers would undoubtedly prefer to read that the contract to operate the new International Airport in the pedanía of Corvera in the Murcia municipality had been put..

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Former Corvera management has until 5th November to pay back 182 million euros
The government of Murcia acted as guarantor on a bank loan to Aeromur in 2010 Still there is little news regarding the putting out to tender of the new management contract at the unopened Region of Murcia International Airport in Corvera, and the..

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No new news about the opening of Corvera airport
The region’s most important businesses believe it will not be possible to open before 2018 according to an interview published on Friday. Regular readers are always interested to know if there have been any developments in the long-running saga..

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Former concessionaires at Corvera airport have their final appeal rejected
The new management contract at Corvera is still not out to tender News regarding the completed but unopened Region of Murcia International Airport in Corvera has been thin on the ground of late, but this week another minor step forward was made..

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Corvera airport security and vigilance contract awarded
The contract is awarded at a cost to the Murcia government of 171,000 euros It has been confirmed in the official bulletin of the Region of Murcia that the contract for security and vigilance at the unopened Region of Murcia International Airport..

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Murcia business leaders anticipate another short delay at Corvera airport
The new Corvera management contract may not be put out to tender before summer Pedro Rivera, the new minister for Infrastructures and Development in the regional government of Murcia, met leaders of the business community on Tuesday to discuss the..

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New regional minister visits Corvera airport
Pedro Rivera anticipates that Corvera will boost the regional economy Pedro Rivera, the new minister for Development and Infrastructures in the Murcia government, visited the unopened Region of Murcia International Airport on Thursday to see at..

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New minister refuses to be drawn on Corvera airport date
Pedro Rivera now oversees the progress towards opening the new Murcia airport Pedro Rivera, the new minister for Development and Infrastructure in the regional government of Murcia, has been officially sworn into his post and has commented on the..

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Minister in charge of Corvera airport leaves Murcia government
Francisco Bernabé is named as a PP candidate in the general election on 26th June The PP government of the Region of Murcia will undertake a forced ministerial reshuffle over the next few weeks, following the news on Tuesday that Francisco Bernab..

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Murcia government wins Corvera airport court battle
The Murcia High Court rules that Aeromur must pay back 182 million euros In the battle over who is responsible for paying the 182-million-euro bank guarantee which was executed in relation to the unopened Region of Murcia International Airport in..

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Corvera airport welcomes potential bidders for new management contract
Canadian and British bidders join Acciona in visiting the airport in Corvera Following Tuesday’s visit to the unopened airport in Corvera by the Murcia parliamentary committee which is investigating the way in which the project has been managed..

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Government committee inspects the facilities at Corvera airport
Corvera airport is in “impeccable condition” awaiting a new management contract  The members of the regional government committee which is investigating the management of the unopened Region of Murcia International Airport in Corvera visited..

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Minister confirms that Aena will bid for Corvera airport contract
Ana Pastor visited the Region of Murcia on Tuesday During her visit to the Region of Murcia on Tuesday Ana Pastor, the Minister for Development in the caretaker national government, reiterated the government’s commitment to ensuring that Aena..

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San Javier airport to continue carrying passenger flights until Corvera opens
The Spanish air force will be relieved when it can use both runways at San Javier Pedro Morenés, the Minister for Defence in the national caretaker government, recognized on Thursday that the transfer of passenger flights from San Javier airport..

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Potential Corvera airport contract bidders to visit Murcia in May
The new Corvera management contract could be awarded in September While the regional government of Murcia continues to prepare to put the new management contract for the unopened airport in Corvera out to tender, it was announced on Thursday that..

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San Javier airport welcomes Austrian plane with retro livery
Nostalgia trips for senior tourists from Austria to the Costa Calida One of the Austrian Airlines planes which is in service this spring on the route to and from San Javier airport on the shore of the Mar Menor is a throwback to the image of the..

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Easter boost to San Javier airport passenger numbers
78 per cent more people used the Costa Calida airport this March Over the last few years it has become customary to bemoan the falling passenger numbers at Murcia-San Javier airport, where the annual total last year reached only just over a million..

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Corvera airport is in optimum condition according to Murcia government
The Murcia government pays maintenance at Corvera pending the new management contract  The premises of the unopened Region of Murcia International Airport are now finally in the hands of the regional government following the repossession of the..

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Murcia government set to take possession of Corvera airport on Wednesday
Another small step towards Corvera airport becoming operational The latest delay in the progress towards opening the Region of Murcia International Airport in Corvera appears to have been a short-lived one, and on Wednesday it is expected that officials..

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Corvera airport keys must be handed to the Murcia government
The former airport management company is ordered to stop its delaying tactics The high court of Murcia has upheld the request made by the regional government for Aeromur to be obliged to hand over the keys and ownership of the new airport in Corvera..

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Aeromur fail to hand over the keys of Corvera airport
Murcia government officials were not allowed into the airport on Wednesday  Yet another spanner was thrown into the works at the Region of Murcia International Airport in Corvera on Wednesday, when regional government officials arrived at the airport..

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Corvera airport will become the property of the Murcia government
The High Court rules that the airport in Corvera is a project of general public interest For many observers the progress towards opening the Region of Murcia International Airport in Corvera is proving painfully slow, but at least it is being achieved..

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Corvera airport passenger number estimates revised downwards
The new business plan for Corvera adopts a less bullish attitude than the previous one Francisco Bernabé, the minister for Infrastructures and Development in the regional government of Murcia, confirmed last Thursday that the revised Business Plan..

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Sacyr could bid for second Corvera airport management contract
The company expresses willingness to negotiate with the Murcia government It has already been confirmed by the regional government in Murcia that seven companies have expressed an interest in bidding for the second management contract at the Region..

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Corvera airport concessionaire to pay 7 million euros to the regional government
The Murcia government hopes to put a new contract out to bidders soon The courts in Murcia ruled last week that Aeromur, the company whose management contract at the new Region of Murcia International Airport in Corvera was rescinded last year..

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Corvera airport opening date still undecided
Care is better than haste for the Murcia regional government As another year begins the ministers in the government of the Region of Murcia have been assessing the various tasks which lie ahead of them, and in the case of Francisco Bernabé, who..

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Seven bidders confirmed for Corvera airport management contract
The new business plan for Corvera will be ready by the end of 2015 It has now been confirmed by the regional government in a press release that seven companies have indicated that they will submit bids for the management contract at the new airport..

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Corvera airport attracts seven bidders for management contract
Aena is just one of those interested in the Region of Murcia International Airport After a period of frantic activity during the early autumn, news regarding the unopened Region of Murcia International Airport in Corvera has been relatively thin..

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Corvera airport closed to parliamentary committee
The regional parliamentary committee cannot enter the terminal at Corvera airport One of the innovations in the parliament of the Region of Murcia since the regional election on 24th May this year has been the setting up of a parliamentary committee..

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Passenger numbers for Murcia-San Javier airport fall back in October
Traffic at the Mar Menor airport is 2.4% down on the 2014 figures Fortunately, Alicante remains busy and offers a convenient alternative for those unable to book direct flights into Murcia off-season. October was the last month of summer flight..

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Parliamentary committee begins investigation into Corvera airport
The role of the Murcia government in the airport saga is under scrutiny The new regional parliament committee which has been set up to investigate the government’s role in the saga of the new airport in Corvera officially begins work on Wednesday..

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Aeromur continue the fight to be reinstated at Corvera airport
Aena have demanded that the government of Murcia prove ownership of the airport Despite the recent court ruling to the effect that the regional government of Murcia was justified in unilaterally rescinding the Corvera airport management contract..

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Airport traffic figures for San Javier down in September
Nationally, Spanish airports enjoyed their best September ever Air traffic figures were released this week for all airports forming part of the Aena Spanish airports network, the whole country recording postive growth of 5% for September and processing..

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Corvera airport governmental investigation committee begins work
Similar investigations are under way into the Puerto Lumbreras auditorium and the Escombreras desalination plant  The third internal investigation committee to be set up by the regional government in Murcia since the regional election in May this..

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Corvera airport countdown: Business Plan first on the list
The Business Plan for the new Murcia airport should be ready by January Following the temporary euphoria which swept through members of the regional government of Murcia last week when the High Court ruled that the decision to rescind the Corvera..

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Legal decision paves the way for Corvera airport to move towards opening
Judicial decisions pave the way for the airport at Corvera to open at last One of the biggest impediments to moving forward with the re-adjudication of the Corvera airport contract has been the long-term battle with the former concessionary, Aeromur..

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Murcia government vindicated in rescinding Corvera airport contract
The way is now clearer for the Corvera contract to be put back out to tender The regional government of Murcia has won another small but significant battle on the path to opening the new Region of Murcia International Airport in Corvera, with the..

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Regional parliamentary commission to investigate Corvera airport
The aim is to confirm or deny that the airport project has been mismanaged by the Murcia government A proposal which was put forward by Podemos to set up a special committee to investigate the way in which the Corvera airport project has been managed..

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Corvera airport valued at 171 million euros
The valuation excludes expropriated land which is still the subject of negotiations The airport installations at Corvera have been given a value of 171,654,053 euros by the business contracted to undertake an inventory of the airport and its contents..

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Murcia government inches closer to opening Corvera airport
Completion of Corvera airport inventory brings airport opening a little closer The new management contract at Corvera could be put out for tender early next year The government of the Region of Murcia continues to make gradual progress towards..

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Murcia loses direct flights to Edinburgh
Flights already booked for next summer have been cancelled Readers in Scotland have been emailing with the news that direct flights between the San Javier airport in Murcia and Edinburgh airport have been cancelled as Jet2 switches its route..

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San Javier council unite to defend San Javier airport
Four political parties all agree to defend local jobs On Thursday evening the municipal pleno of San Javier agreed to pass a motion defending the airport with all parties united in their support: Partido Popular PP, Socialista PSOE, Ciudadanos Cs..

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San Javier Mayor reiterates council support for San Javier airport
New Mayor José Miguel Luengo met with airport Director Pedro Vicente Gallut for the first time The new Mayor of the San Javier municipality, José Miguel Luengo, held a courtesy institutional meeting with the Director of the San Javier Airport..

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New central government delegate has Corvera airport on his agenda
Antonio Sánchez-Solís is a former boss of San Javier and Corvera airports Murcia has a new central government delegate to the Region of Murcia in the form of Antonio Sánchez-Solís de Querol, who served under former regional president Ramón..

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Revised business plan needed for the new airport in Corvera
The original Corvera plan forecast at least 1.5 million passengers in 2015 Regional newspaper La Opinión has reported that as part of the preparations for the management contract at the Region of Murcia International Airport being put out to tender..

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San Javier airport passenger numbers up slightly in June
British and Irish passengers account for 90% of the San Javier total The latest statistics released by airport management company Aena show that during the month the number of passengers using Murcia-San Javier airport was 144,562, an increase of..

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Certification for Corvera airport must all be done again
The cancellation of the Aeromur contract means the whole process must be repeated Yesterday it was confirmed officially by the regional government that legal steps had been taken to formally conclude the management contract arrangement which had..

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Corvera airport management contract withdrawn from Aeromur
One obstacle fewer for the drawing up of a new Corvera management contract Those following developments regarding the new Region of Murcia International Airport at Corvera could be forgiven for feeling a certain sense of déja vu this week, as on..

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San Javier airport support group stages protest against closure plans
Workers and others defend San Javier airport against the threatened closure The platform group which is attempting to save Murcia-San Javier airport from closure as the regional government works to bring the privately built facility at Corvera..

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National Minister says San Javier transfer is OK by her
San Javier was voted the best small airport in Europe in 2014 In February of this year it was announced by Airports Council International that the airport of Murcia-San Javier had been voted by passengers the best airport in Europe in 2014 among..

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Slight recovery in San Javier airport passenger numbers
UK flights still account for 78% of all passengers coming to the Costa Cálida The number of passengers passing through the terminal at Murcia-San Javier airport during April was 113,396, meaning that in a reversal of the trend of recent months..

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Former concessionaire fights for compensation at Corvera airport
The headaches at Corvera continue for the Murcia regional government Sacyr, the lead company in the Aeromur syndicate which was formerly in charge of developing and running the Region of Murcia International Airport in Corvera, may be resigned to..

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Murcia government proposes San Javier airport closure plan
The soonest possible opening date for Corvera airport is now summer 2016 The situation regarding the airports of San Javier and Corvera has been out of the spotlight recently, but an article published in the regional press this week reports that..

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San Javier passenger numbers fell by over 25% during March
Passenger numbers at San Javier are over 80% lower than 8 years ago While passenger numbers at airports throughout Spain continue to rise significantly the airport of San Javier in the Region of Murcia appears to have been left behind, as yet another..

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San Javier airport cheaper to run per passenger than national average
San Javier is cost effective in spite of low passenger traffic The results of airport management company Aena from 2014 show in general that economies of scale make the busiest airports in Spain the cheapest to run in terms of cost per passenger..

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Eight companies interested in developing freight shipping from Corvera airport
There is nothing in the way of new news at Corvera this week No new news about the situation regarding Corvera and San Javier airports this week other than a small piece which appeared in Spanish media La Verdad referring to comments made by the..

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Passenger traffic at San Javier airport continues to fall
February 2015 passenger figures were 83% lower than in the February 2007 peak The latest passenger numbers published by Aena for the month of February show that the number of people using San Javier airport continues to fall, with the volume of..

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Tender process at Corvera airport delayed by outgoing concession holder
Six bidders are reported to be interested in the Corvera airport management contract No doubt encouraged by the confirmation of the intention to close down San Javier airport, as well as by the encouraging international tourism figures in the Region..

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San Javier workers say they will never move to Corvera
This week the worker’s union attempted to block the move in Brussels The whole question of what will happen to the two airports of Murcia-San Javier, which has just been awarded the Airport Council International’s prize for best small airport..

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San Javier airport: January passenger traffic down 81% from Jan 2007
Fewer flights at San Javier make it harder for tourists and property owners to reach Murcia The statistics regarding passenger numbers at Spain’s commercial airports in January have been released this week, and they make sober reading for the..

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San Javier airport wins prestigious quality award
San Javier takes the award as the government of Murcia negotiates to close it down These are interesting times for the two airports in the Region of Murcia. The new Region of Murcia International Airport in Corvera has been completed but remains..

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Murcia president reiterates the need for Corvera airport to open
Alberto Garre insists that closing San Javier is a necessity for the development of Murcia Alberto Garre, the president of the Region of Murcia, appeared in the regional parliament on Wednesday to give his account of the current situation regarding..

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Protesters demand a lifeline for San Javier airport
Concerns for San Javier jobs when Corvera opens Between 100 and 200 people gathered outside the parliament of the Region of Murcia in Cartagena on Wednesday to express their dissatisfaction at the plans to close San Javier airport in order to make..

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Aeromur refuse to lie down quietly in the Corvera airport saga
Two new lawsuits have been brought against the government of Murcia If anyone imagined when the regional government of Murcia announced on 23rd December that is was rescinding the existing Corvera airport management contract that the outgoing concessionaire..

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Google maps resolves the Corvera-San Javier airport situation once and for all
Corvera and San Javier airports are one and the same according to Google Maps Google are as confused as the rest of us over the situation regarding airports in Murcia! Visitors to the Google Maps website this week could be forgiven for imagining..

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San Javier airport will close when Corvera opens
Aena agrees to halt civil aviation traffic at San Javier after the Corvera contract is re-awarded One of the many obstacles lying in the path of the intention to open the new Region of Murcia International Airport in Corvera has for a long time..

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Agriculturalists collaborate in designing Corvera airport logistics Area
The new airport at Corvera could be important for exports as well as tourism An agreement has been reached between Francisco Bernabé, the minister for Development in the regional government of Murcia, and the fruit and vegetable producers and exporters..

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End of an era for the Corvera airport project as Aeromur president resigns
Patricio Valverde was part of the Corvera project from the very start Patricio Valverde, the president of ousted Corvera management consortium Aeromur, resigned on Tuesday in the aftermath of the regional government’s decision to definitively..

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San Javier airport traffic down 82% in December from 2007
Just 18,005 passengers used the facility compared to 96,000 in December 2007 When Murcia-San Javier airport was remodeled and opened to civil aviation flights in 1995 it not only came as a godsend to UK nationals living in Murcia, but also provided..

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Corvera airport update 16th January
Aeromur takes stock as preparations begin to open the Corvera management contract to bidders This week, for a change, the main airport news in the Region of Murcia was related not to the new Region of Murcia International Airport in Corvera but..

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2015 begins with Corvera airport still very much in the news
The government presses forward at Corvera while Aeromur weighs up its options 2014 ended with the situation regarding the new Region of Murcia International Airport at Corvera having suddenly changed dramatically: the management company Aeromur..

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Corvera airport concession could be back out for tender after today
Aeromur battle to convince the Murcia government that they can pay off Corvera debt As Aeromur continues its struggle to remain in place as the concessionary of the as yet unopened Region of Murcia International Airport in Corvera, the result of..

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Corvera airport management contract to be put back out to tender
The private Murcia airport will seek new management in 2015 Following the failure of Aeromur representatives to convince the regional government at a last-ditch meeting on Monday evening that they would be able to guarantee repayment of the 182-..

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Calibration flights successful at Corvera airport
A press release reports that the aim is still to open Corvera in April 2015 The results of the recent calibration flights at the new Region of Murcia International Airport have now come through and show that the instrumentation tested passed the..

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Aeromur ask for more time to seek Corvera financing
The regional minister for infrastructure says there is “nothing new” in their letter It now seems highly probable that the intention to open the Region of Murcia International Airport at Corvera under the management of the Aeromur consortium..

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Regional government gives Aeromur 24 hours to present Corvera airport financing plan
Should they fail to do so, the Corvera airport management contract will be put back out to tender Brussels limits possible subsidization of Corvera to seven million euros It’s now over a year since the regional government of Murcia, then under..

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Ana Pastor supports regional government stance over Corvera airport
The national minister visited Murcia on Wednesday As time runs out for Aeromur to present their plan to make Corvera airport viable – they have until 6.22 on Wednesday evening to do so – the possibility of a bid by State-owned Aena to run the..

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Corvera and San Javier: at least one airport too many in the Costa Cálida
Recent developments suggest a lack of foresight in Murcia airport planning Editor comment. This week EU auditors produced a damning report which concluded that millions of euros of EU aid had been requested by Spain for projects in airports which..

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San Javier named among Spanish airports on which EU investment has been wasted
EU auditors recognize that forecasts at Spanish airports were over-optimistic The European Union’s Court of Auditors has named Murcia-San Javier among the eight airports in Spain where European funding has been unproductive, with the desired results..

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San Javier airport suffers major loss of traffic in November
Passenger numbers are 74% down on November 2007 Airport statistics for the month of November brought a mixed bag of news, as while national traffic continues to evolve in a positive fashion, recording 13 consecutive months of increases, local traffic..

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Corvera airport round-up 12th December
Calibration flights have been underway, political pressure brought to bear and business leaders visit Corvera This week there’s been considerable activity as the former concessionary continues to try and find a solution via which it can resume..

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Corvera airport subject of questioning in the European Parliament
San Javier platform group make their case in Brussels As the regional government continues negotiations to try and find a realistic and practical solution which will guarantee the opening of Corvera airport next Spring, the election campaigning..

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Final calibration flights begin at Corvera airport
The calibration process at Corvera goes ahead amid doubts over the future of the airport Anyone passing the unopened Region of Murcia International Airport in Corvera on Tuesday may have been lucky enough to catch a glimpse of an extremely rare..

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Corvera airport round-up 6th December
The talking continues, licences are granted and next week calibration flights will resume The burning question of “when will Corvera airport open?” remains up in the air this week following the turbulent events of last week which could prove..

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San Javier airport workers oppose proposed transfers to Aeromur at Corvera
Working for a state owned company has many benefits and the workers don´t want to move The chances of Aeromur continuing to hold the management concession to run the new airport at Corvera have lessened considerably over the last ten days or so..

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Corvera airport up in the air again as the plot thickens
A ministerial resignation sparks off a week of drama and sows further doubts over opening date The saga of the new Region of Murcia International Airport in Corvera continues to develop, with the events of the last week completely altering the future..

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Back to the drawing board for Corvera airport as minister resigns
Regional minister resigns and leaves the new Murcia airport without an opening date Manuel Campos, the Region of Murcia’s minister for Development and Public Works, abruptly announced his “irrevocable” resignation on Monday afternoon after..

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Regional minister sticks by 2nd April opening date for Corvera airport
Manuel Campos predicts 3 to 4 million passengers a year at Corvera by 2020 Manuel Campos, the regional minister for Public Works and Development in the Region of Murcia, stated on Tuesday morning in a radio interview that he still expects the new..

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Aeromur and Murcia govt maintain Corvera Airport will open on 2nd April
The former concessionary remains confident that 182 million loan can be repaid The situation at the new regional airport of Corvera continues to fester, as the regional government attempt to smooth out a Plan B which can facilitate the opening of..

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San Javier airport continues to lose out against Alicante Elche
San Javier traffic has decreased by 41% since 2007 Murcia residents complain they must fly from Alicante due to reduced winter flight timetables Air traffic statistics for October are out, and show that although traffic nationally has continued..

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San Javier airport employees aim to halt opening of Corvera airport
Meanwhile, business organisations are racking up the pressure to get Corvera airport open The San Javier workers claim that the Murcia government is misleading the European Commission over Corvera Employees of the companies which currently operate..

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Regional government hopes still high for Corvera airport opening
Manuel Campos reports that the certification process at Corvera is 90% complete Manuel Campos, the regional minister for Development, stated in the regional parliament this week that the process of obtaining all the necessary certifications for..

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European green light for Paramount theme park in Alhama de Murcia subsidy
A 16-million-euro subsidy could kick-start construction at the Paramount site The European Commission announced on Wednesday that a proposed subsidy of 16.28 million euros of public funds will be given the green light, providing help to Premursa..

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National government supports Corvera airport but evades comment on San Javier closure
The Minister for Development declines to comment on Aena compensation Ana Pastor, the Minister for Development in the national government of Spain, stated in the Senate on Tuesday that her department is working hard to enable the new Region of Murcia..

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 Corvera airport uncertainty as Brussels  postpones loan decision again
Aeromur are already reported to be working on a Plan B Round-up of Corvera airport latest this week Those waiting for positive news regarding the future of the Region of Murcia International Airport at Corvera have not had a good week, with the..

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Work to open Corvera airport continues
Government officials fight to open the new Murcia airport in Brussels and Madrid Hardly a day goes by in the Region of Murcia without news and opinion being published regarding the complex situation in which the new airport at Corvera finds itself..

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San Javier closure still a stumbling block for Corvera airport
Compensation for closing San Javier is proving a difficult hurdle to overcome as local elections inch ever closer Alberto Garre, the president of the Region of Murcia, is currently seeking endorsement from the PP party he represents as the official..

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Another spanner in the works for Corvera airport
Further delays at Corvera as the EC requires more answers from the regional government The future of the new Region of Murcia International Airport at Corvera is still up in the air, following the publication of news this week that the European..

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Fewer passengers at San Javier airport but optimistic forecasts for Corvera
Corvera will revitalize the economy of Murcia… if Paramount and Marina de Cope go ahead Passenger numbers at Spain’s airports have been published for the month of June, and while across the country as a whole there was a 4.8% increase compared..

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Regional minister remains adamant that Corvera airport will open in 2014
Manuel Campos believes that Corvera and San Javier will both be operational in 2015 Murcia’s regional minister for Development, Manuel Campos, has again stated in the regional parliament that the new Region of Murcia International Airport in Corvera..

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Murcia government minister attempts to secure Corvera loan green light
Manuel Campos has been in Brussels attempting to convince EC officials While the regional government and Aeromur nervously await word from the European Commission regarding the proposed loan which would allow the new airport at Corvera, in the Murcia..

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Regional minister believes Corvera airport will open in 2014
Despite time running out Manuel Campos says Corvera can open this year Manuel Campos, the regional minister for Development, has again indicated he believes that the new Region of Murcia International Airport in Corvera will be operational before..

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Aena still seeking compensation for Corvera airport move
The future of Corvera airport is threatened by San Javier, Alicante and Almería As the uncertainty regarding the future of air travel in the Region of Murcia continues, an article published on Thursday by regional newspaper “La Verdad” reports..

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Copper cabling stolen from Corvera airport lighting
The unopened airport was raided by two Fuente Álamo thieves for scrap Guardia Civil of the Región de Murcia have arrested two Spanish nationals for the theft of 16.000 metres of copper cabling from the unopened Corvera International airport installations..

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Government must play waiting game for Corvera airport approval
The European Commission is in no hurry to approve the proposed airport loan  There has been little real news regarding the progress or lack of it at Corvera airport recently, but as time passes the regional government’s estimated opening dates..

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Corvera airport aims to take passengers from Alicante
The regional president anticipates competing for 40% of Alicante passengers Progress in the struggle to open the new Region of Murcia International Airport in Corvera is stalled at the moment, pending European Commission approval of the government..

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2014 Corvera opening still feasible, says government
The new Murcia airport could have all its permits by December Despite fears that this year could end with the new Region of Murcia International Airport in Corvera still not open, Manuel Campos, the regional minister for Development and Public Works..

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San Javier airport urged to diversify
80% of passengers using the current Murcia airport are on UK flights The relatively low passenger numbers reported at San Javier airport in the month of March appear to have set alarm bells ringing among regional government and aviation authorities..

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Guarded caution about Corvera airport schedule
Government estimates for the opening of Murcia airport now say 2015 With a new regional government effectively picking up the pieces on the Corvera airport project, caution is only to be expected when talking about possible opening dates for the..

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EC sows more doubts regarding Corvera airport
Proximity to San Javier and Alicante could prevent government loan approval Despite the unwavering optimism regarding the new international airport at Corvera of the recently departed former Murcian president , Ramón Luis Valcárcel, his successor..

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Despite scepticism, Murcia government still believes Corvera can open this year
However, the flight slots allocation conference for winter routes takes place in June All paperwork processes must be concluded by then if Corvera is to be included in the routes allocation Despite recent scepticism, the government of the Region..

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EU Commission looking at Corvera airport paperwork
A decision as to the future of the airport could be available at the end of the month Joaquín Almunia, the European Commissioner for Competition who holds the key as to whether the regional government of Murcia will be able to reinstate Aeromur..

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President Valcárcel reiterates that Corvera airport opening depends on Brussels decision
His announcement comes days after EU Commissioner for Competition, Joaquín Almunia, announced that new regulations will be brought in to outlaw the government funding of regional airports The president of the government of the Region of Murcia..

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More delays in Corvera airport opening look likely
The former concessionary and regional government seem to have a different legal agenda Just a few weeks after the regional government and Aeromur shook hands and made up, it seems that all is not sweetness and light after all: the consortium in..

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United front over Corvera airport
The Ministers of Hacienda and Presidency insist they are working towards the common goal of opening the airport Two regional government ministers, Juan Bernal and Manuel Campos, who head the departments of Hacienda( tax and finance) and Presidencia..

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Harsh words against regional government over Corvera airport
Opposition politicians have been predictably scathing about the decision to continue working with Aeromur While the regional government in Murcia is congratulating itself on the successful re-appointment of Aeromur to complete and manage the new..

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Murcia government now working to open Corvera airport with former concessionary
All litigation and bad feelings have been set aside in “the public interest” The saga regarding the Region of Murcia’s new international airport at Corvera continues to develop along its complex and often contradictory path, with the regional..

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Pedro Cruz says he is “very satisfied” with Corvera airport deal
The failure to open this airport hasn´t exactly helped with the search for Paramount Park financing During a press conference at which he presented last year’s results in the Region of Murcia’s tourist sector Pedro Alberto Cruz, the regional..

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Former concessionary will open Corvera airport
This will place Corvera airport in a competitive situation with San Javier airport Having said it would be unviable to operate Corvera with San Javier open, the former concessionary will now compete head to head Developments regarding the Region..

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Could Corvera airport open on September 18th?
Aeromur has come out of bankruptcy protection and will not file for insolvency Regional government spokesman José Ballesta reported on Friday that Aeromur, the company whose contract to construct and manage the Region of Murcia’s new international..

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EU approval for Corvera airport bailout must be sought
The European Commissioner for Competition must rule on the proposal The political and financial machinations aimed at resurrecting the Corvera airport management contract between the Murcian regional government and former concessionary Aeromur continue..

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Intense activity behind the scenes at Corvera airport
Time is running out for the former concessionary, but political machinations are afoot to save the day Although most of the action is taking place behind closed doors, with nothing official to report, it’s been an interesting week for developments..

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Pedro Cruz says progress is being made in Corvera airport negotiations
This week the bankruptcy protection period concludes for former concessionary, Aeromur In the ongoing saga regarding Murcia’s new international airport at Corvera it seems that progress may at last have been made towards the facility opening..

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President Valcárcel confirms that negotiations over Corvera airport continue
He reaffirmed that the former concessionary must take on the 200 million euro loan Ramón Luis Valcárcel, president of the regional government of Murcia, reaffirmed this week that the intention regarding the new airport at Corvera is to reach an..

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Murcian regional government signs Corvera airport debt paperwork
Murcia now has a further 182 million euros of debt The Autonomous Community of the Region of Murcia has finally taken over the debt incurred by the new airport at Corvera, with the official loan registry deeds having now been signed by Juan Bernal..

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Flight slots for summer 2014 allocated for Murcia-San Javier
Corvera airport will have to wait until June 2014 before it can apply for Autumn 2014 flight timetabling The president of the Region of Murcia, Ramón Luis Valcárcel, said yesterday that “there is no news” when being questioned by journalists..

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President Valcárcel radio interview about Corvera airport
The regional president insists that negotiations are going “quite well” This week there has again been little in the way of real news relating to the potential opening date of Murcia’s Corvera airport, other than speculation in the media that..

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Corvera Airport saga continues
The regional government are still immersed in negotiations with the former concessionary according to the regional Spanish press The saga of Corvera airport continues, the latest installation seeming to indicate that having sacked the former concessionary..

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Corvera airport update week ending 1st December
Rising hot air collided with practical common sense during another week in the life of Corvera airport This weekend the calendar rolls over into December as we head towards Christmas and the weeks pass without a resolution to the Corvera airport..

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President of Aena throws no light on Corvera airport situation
“Negotiations are continuing” seems to be the latest update The ongoing situation at Corvera airport seems to be no nearer resolution this week if the comments of José Manuel Vargas, the president of Aena, are to be believed. On Monday the..

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Corvera airport news round-up for this week
Regional president hints it’s not all over with Aeromur, the region takes on the 200 million loan it guaranteed and Aena award a 5 year parking contract for San Javier airport. A five-year contract has been awarded for the management of the car..

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Weekly roundup of developments at  Corvera airport
This week there has been some confusion about the new Region of Murcia International Airport There seems to be some confusion among members of the regional government concerning the situation regarding the new airport at Corvera, so it’s perhaps..

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Murcia represented in Forbes millionaires list
Two of the Region’s most powerful families are represented in the top 100 richest Spaniards According to the latest Forbes wealth listing, Juan Roig, the president and founder of supermarket chain Mercadona, is now second on the list of the 100..

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Corvera: Antonio Sevilla says Aeromur have yet to make any concrete proposals
Once a concrete proposal is received then the government will have something to study Antonio Sevilla, the minister for Public Works and Land Ordinance, has been caught in the middle of the Corvera airport row, having to steer a tricky path through..

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San Javier workers protest over Corvera “mess”
Trades unions are highly critical of the situation, and aim first and foremost to protect jobs Protesting workers at San Javier airport are up in arms over the confused and confusing situation regarding the new airport in Corvera, and are demanding..

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Corvera: Minister says central government is “working” to open the airport
President Valcárcel says Aena is “very close” to signing paperwork to close San Javier and that AESA had "practically finished “air security paperwork Ana Pastor, the national Minister of Fomento, ( development), who has responsibility..

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Court allow Murcian govt to complete inventory at Corvera Airport
The concessionary, however, must continue to maintain the installations The regional government of Murcia has today been given the go ahead to continue moving ahead with plans to open Corvera international airport as quickly as possible. The..

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Corvera airport uncertainty continues
President Valcárcel insists that everything is going “very well”, while Aeromur protest at procedural irregularities in the rescission of their contract Hardly a day seems to go by without conflicting statements being issued regarding the state..

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Corvera airport opening could be further delayed
Despite the importance of making quick progress, the proposal to open the airport in April could be premature Juan Bernal, the regional minister for the economy and Hacienda, has again stressed the importance of putting the Corvera airport management..

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2013 Murcian  government budget modified to include Corvera loan
Opposition leaders are severely critical of the “disastrous” modifications In spite of feisty words and harsh criticism from opposition politicians, the regional parliament of Murcia yesterday passed a modification to the 2013 budget, increasing..

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Trade unions express serious doubts about  Corvera transfer
The conflict over the new airport is set to last a long time yet, according to the IU José Antonio Pujante, the only IU-Verdes member of the regional parliament, and an acknowledged opponent of the Corvera airport project from day one, met national..

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Aeromur lodge court appeal against loss of Corvera Airport contract
The former concessionaire believes itself to have been the victim of a preconceived plan on the part of the government Aeromur, the airport management company whose contract has been rescinded by the regional government, has carried out its threat..

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Aena consideres San Javier closure “logical”
The state-run company is unwilling to confirm that it will bid for the contract at Corvera José Manuel Vargas, the president of Aena, confirmed yesterday that to him it “seems logical” for civil aviation flights in and out of San Javier airport..

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Valcárcel gets a grilling in the Regional Assembly over Corvera Airport
The court has removed the temporary order against the regional government for “storming” the unopened airport The MOD says it is happy to take back San Javier but has no cash to pay for it. The High Court yesterday lifted the temporary judgement..

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Corvera airport hearing begins in High Court
Both sides outline their arguments before the Court as the wrangling continues In the High Court hearing to determine whether the regional government should be allowed to resume its stock-take of material and equipment in the unopened Corvera airport..

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President Valcárcel says San Javier airport will close
Aena will accept 54 million compensation to close San Javier and make Corvera viable. Ramón Luis Valcárcel,  president of the Murcian regional government, has announced that there is now an agreement in place with Aena for San Javier airport..

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Open warfare continues at Corvera airport
Leading trade union CCOO calls the new facility a “grotesque failure” The conflict between the regional government and Sacyr, leader of the ousted airport management consortium Aeromur, shows no sign of abating following the events on Friday..

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Regional government criticized over “storming” of Corvera airport
The former central government delegate to the Region of Murcia has called the action “shameful, criminal and unacceptable” The situation at Corvera airport has rattled the cages of opposition politicians who have been quick to condemn the situation..

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Corvera airport: spokesman says Valcárcel will close deal with Aena on Monday
In the meantime the government has obtained a court order to enter the airport on Friday to carry out an inventory Yesterday the Murcian regional government was accused of being unnecessarily heavy handed when members of the regional administration..

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Corvera airport taken over by Guardia and Murcian government
Regional officials and police sealed off the airport to prevent more goods being removed from the premises Relationships between the regional government of Murcia and some of the largest and most important businesses in the region are set to deteriorate..

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What now for Corvera airport?
Is it realistic that the airport could be operational for spring flights? Members of the consortium whose airport management contract at Corvera was recently rescinded meet on Monday to discuss the options open to them. The meeting may seem irrelevant..

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Corvera Airport plans “unaffected” by Aeromur bankruptcy protection
The regional government spokesman says that negotiations with Aena are still underway Regional government spokesman José Ballesta has confirmed today that the decision by Aeromur to enter pre-bankruptcy proceedings will not affect the government..

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Corvera airport concessionary seeks bankruptcy protection
A preconcurso de acreedores is a period in which the company is protected by law to help it resolve its financial difficulties and remain solvent The concessionary who built, and was contracted to operate the new international airport at Corvera..

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Murcia government debate Corvera contract today
The debate will take place in the regional cabinet meeting Ramón Luis Valcárcel, the President of the regional government, has confirmed that in the course of today’s meeting of his cabinet a decision will be made concerning the ending of the..

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Murcian government officially rescinds Corvera airport contract
This now paves the way for the process to begin again The regional government is unable to give any firm dates for either adjudication of the airport contract or a provisional opening date. The regional government has finally decided to allow the..

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Corvera airport negotiations with Aena and MOD practically concluded
Murcian regional government will make formal decision about Corvera airport next week Spokesman, José Ballesta, made the announcement following the regional cabinet meeting on Friday Progress appears to have been made by the regional government..

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Legal council report paves the way for new Corvera airport contract
The report backs the regional government decision to rescind the previous concessionary agreement The printed edition of Spanish regional newspaper La Verdad headlined with a story on Friday morning that the Regions Legal Council has supported the..

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Pedro Cruz says clear statement about Corvera airport will be made at the end of July
The regional minister for culture and tourism says all will soon be made clear The ongoing arguments about the opening of the new airport at Corvera continue to generate column inches, and last week the President of the Region of Murcia, Ramón..

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Antonio Sevilla refuses to be drawn into Corvera airport confusión
He echoed the information that news would be made public “very soon” Antonio Sevilla, the regional minister for Public Works, has refused to be drawn into making any comments on developments regarding the new international airport in Corvera..

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Wrangling over opening of Corvera airport continues
President Valcárcel is “almost certain” a new concessionary can be sought by the end of the month Airport stats for June are out, and whilst Alicante storms ahead with impressive flight statistics, Murcia languishes miserably behind, falling..

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Corvera Airport wrangling continues
The major shareholder in the concessionary believe no other company would be willing to take on the concession Despite the announcement made by the regional government’s Department for Public Works that it is to terminate the contract with Aeromur..

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Corvera Airport uncertainty continues
Whilst the president of Murcia is confident Aena will operate Corvera, the former concessionary says it is still trying to resolve the stalemate Although the summer season is underway and tourist traffic is starting to increase, San Javier will..

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President Valcárcel says Aena are willing to operate Corvera airport
He says that Aena are committed to take charge of the airport The President of the regional government of Murcia, Ramón Luis Valcárcel, has today confirmed that his team have maintained a number of meetings with Aena, (Aeropuertos Españoles y..

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 Corvera airport: Antonio Sevilla maintains determination to open airport
The regional minister was speaking following the decision yesterday to initiate proceedings to rescind the contract of Aeromur Antonio Sevilla, the Murcian regional minister for public works, has today been speaking about the decision of the regional..

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Murcian government initiate process to rescind Corvera airport concession
The regional government maintain that concessionary, Aeromur, has failed to comply with the terms of its contract A new concessionary will be sought to open Corvera airport The regional minister for public works, Antonio Sevilla, has signed an..

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Corvera concessionary claims the regional government is misleading the public
It says it cannot open the airport as vital pieces of paperwork are still missing Today the regional media contained further copy relating to the current stalemate between the Corvera airport concessionary, Aeromur and the regional government, the..

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Disagreement between Corvera airport concessionary and regional government continues
The situation is making front page headlines in the Spanish press This week the problems between the Corvera airport concessionary and the Murcian regional government have once again been front page news in the regional daily Spanish press and over..

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Murcian government will not give financial assistance to Corvera airport concessionary
The regional government insists that the new airport at Corvera must open as soon as possible. The Murcian regional government is reported to have given a one month ultimatum to the concessionary. Uncertainty about the future of Corvera airport..

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Antonio Sevilla responds to demands for information about Corvera airport
The regional minister asserted that his department is continuing to work for the opening of the airport This week the regional minister for public works and infrastructure, Antonio Sevilla, has responded to criticism from the PSOE opposition leader..

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Corvera airport in crisis?
Or just a political game of "He who dares, wins." "the government is preparing to execute the loan guarantee which will oblige it to take on the loan and capital  repayments. In compensation, the regional government will become the..

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Opposition politicians demand straight answers about Corvera airport
A national daily headlined ”Murcia airport remains on the ground for another summer.” There has been a universal call for more information from opposition political parties within the Region of Murcia in relation to a press report about the..

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When is Corvera airport opening?
This is the most commonly asked question in reader emails, but it appears that the answer is not as simple as we would like it to be. With the onset of the Easter holidays, local businesses who have survived the quiet winter season are hoping that..

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El País savages Corvera airport
The Murcia Regional Consejero for Culture and Tourism insists that the airport will open shortly Pedro Cruz says that the problems are being solved. Airports have become something of a hot topic since the recent episode of the runway at Castell..

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Murcia regional government confirm Corvera airport - Aena  negotiations are underway
The regional government have confirmed they are currently negotiating the San Javier- Corvera airport transfer Last week the regional press reported that negotiations were underway to open the airport On Friday, following the Regional Cabinet..

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The AIRM, International Airport of the Region of Murcia will open during 2013
A specific opening date for the new airport at Corvera is not yet available Readers are always hungry for news about a potential opening date for the new International Airport of the Region of Murcia, the AIRM at Corvera, and questions have been..

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Murcia President says Corvera Airport will be open this year
The President made his declarations after meeting the Minister for Development, Ana Pastor, in Madrid This week the President of the Region of Murcia, Ramón Luis Valcárcel, went to Madrid to meet with the Minister of Development, Ana Pastor, to..

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A week in the life of Corvera airport
The best approach is to adopt the attitude, it will open when it opens At the beginning of the week the whole subject of the transfer of operations from San Javier airport to the new International Airport at Corvera was raised , when the Regional..

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Corvera and San Javier airports will operate simultaneously
The transfer between airports will be carried out over a period of months This is according to the Consejero for transport, Antonio Sevilla, speaking yesterday in the Regional Assembly. This week the various departments of the regional government..

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Aena issues  favourable report for test flights at Región de Murcia International Airport
This is a positive step forward towards opening the new airport at Corvera Last month, Aena Aeropuertos sent a technical aircraft to Murcia to verify the alternative arrival, departure and approach procedures and routes suggested by the Military..

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Results of calibration tests at Corvera Airport not yet released
The Minister for Infrastructure also commented on the question of the Corvera airport loans guarantee On Monday the Consejero de Obras Públicas y Ordenación de Territorio, the Regional Minister for public works,  Antonio Sevilla, answered questions..

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Corvera airport scheduled to open in April 2013 according to concessionary.
The airport concessionary has tonight confirmed that information reported in the regional press is correct. An article in the regional press today says that some of the obstacles facing the airport concessionary at the new International airport..

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Murcian President says Corvera airport will commence operations within a few months.
Pedro Cruz also answered questions about Corvera Airport at a press conference yesterday. Now that the Region of Murcia has returned to work after the summer break, questions are again being asked about the opening dates for the International Airport..

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Aeromur seek 1 year extension to Corvera airport loan
Regional politicians have been quick to question Aenas decision to open a Duty Free shop in San Javier airport Uncertainty over the current situation, and indeed the future of, the new international airport at Corvera continues. Yesterday, the..

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Director of San Javier Air Academy discusses Corvera airport issue with Cartagena Mayoress
The Director is meeting with all of the aerodrome representatives of the region on Friday to discuss the Corvera airport issue. The new Colonel of the San Javier Air Academy, Emilio Juan Gracia, paid a courtesy visit this morning to the Mayoress..

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Secretary of State confirms Corvera Airport negotiations are underway
He expressed his confidence that a solution to the Corvera Airport issues could be found and that the airport could begin operations in the Autumn. Yesterday the Secretary of State for infrastructure, Rafael Catalá, visited the region of Murcia..

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Corvera airport, opposition politicians demand answers
The Corvera Airport- San Javier Airport-Aena triangle threatens to make 200 million euros disappear This week fur continues to fly in reference to the problems being experienced by Aeromur, the concessionary who has built the new International Airport..

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President Valcárcel says Corvera airport delays are down to the PSOE
The President blames the former government for not backing the Corvera airport project The regional government is currently under pressure in relation to the alleged issues with military air space which are delaying the granting of licenses for..

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Political posturing over Corvera airport Military airspace issue
Following more comment in the press, politicians have been queuing up to have their say about Corvera airport This weekend there was another round of press coverage relating to the issues in opening the new International airport at Corvera. The..

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Murcian Government responds to Corvera Airport interview
The Murcian Government regretted the "doubts being sown" following an interview in the Spanish press this weekend. The regional government has today expressed its disappointment that doubts are "being sown" in public about the..

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Government says its premature to be discussing Corvera Airport opening dates.
Technical complexity of the flight path routing means it is premature to talk of Corvera Airport opening dates. Confusion has been expressed recently by several readers who have been querying dates projected for the opening of the new International..

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New Air Academy Director discusses Military involvement in Corvera airport security.
The new Director says he has trained staff and will follow the orders when they are given. Yesterday Joaquín Bascuñana, the central government delegate to the Region of Murcia, officially welcomed the new director of the Academia General del Aire..

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Corvera airport loan must be renegotiated.
Corvera airport, The 2 year time slot for the loan guarantee is up. This weekend the regional press have been raising a question about the imminent necessity for a renegotiation of the bank guarantee granted by the Region of Murcia to enable the..

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Corvera Airport test flights concluded.
The initial calibration flights have taken place this week. The Minister of Public Works and Planning, Antonio Sevilla, announced today that the initial calibration and manoeuvre test flights at Corvera ( Murcia) International airport, IMRA,  have..

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Corvera airport will not have an AVE rail link.
The Murcia-Cartagena AVE line is to follow a different route. This morning a meeting took place in Cartagena to discuss the revelation that the new International Airport at Corvera will not now be included as part of the projected AVE high speed..

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Corvera airport employees, exactly how many jobs will there be.
Fuente Álamo postpone adjudication of training courses. With the formal closure of Ciudad Real Airport today in Castilla La Mancha, , the inevitable process of political wrangling over the future of Murcias own private airport at Corvera International..

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Corvera airport, Statement from Regional Minister for Public Works.
Antonio Sevilla has clarified the regions position reference Corvera. Antonio Sevilla, the Regional Minister for Public Works and Land Ordinance, has released a statement following the comment made by the President of the Region of Murcia, Ramó..

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Corvera Airport customs point resolution passed .
In spite of this, flights will not begin until summer 2013 The Ministry of Hacienda has officially passed the resolution to create a customs area in the new airport at Corvera, thus granting the request made by the Department of Public Works and..

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Corvera  may not be operational until Summer 2013.
All hopes of opening this summer are quashed. Although nobody expected that the new Corvera Regional Airport had any realistic chance of opening for business this summer, it had been anticipated that operations would begin for the winter schedules..

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Training programmes for Corvera airport staff put out to tender .
Murcia has begun the process to train 300 staff for Corvera Airport A positive step forward for the new International Airport at Corvera this week, as the process to select staff finally resumes following several months of uncertainty. The Department..

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Proposal to include Corvera airport in Trans-European Network.
Corvera is one of 16 logistical proposed platforms for the Red Transeuropea de transportes. Ana Pastor, the Minister of Fomento, announced yesterday that the new airport at Corvera has been included in the Trans-European Network which the Spanish..

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Regional Minister discusses Corvera Airport issues in todays Regional Assembly.
Opposition parties wanted to know when the airport will open for business. This afternoon the Regional Minister for Obras Públicas, public works, Antonio Sevilla, made a presentation to the Regional Assembly in Cartagena, detailing the current..

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Regional Minister says first plane will land at Corvera airport in June or July.
The Regional Minister for public works gave an interview to the press this week. According to Antonio Sevilla, the Regional Minister for Obras Públicas y Ordenación del Territorio, ( public works and infrastructure) his government department expects..

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New boss at the top of Aena, will it speed up or slow down Corvera opening.
Pedro Cruz says flights will begin in June, but with a 12,000 million euro deficit, the new head of Aena may have more pressing matters to deal with. One of the most frequently asked questions in  emails received is when the new  Corvera International..

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Training programmes for Corvera Airport staff on ice.
Until agreements are reached with Aena and licences are issued potential hopefuls must keep waiting. Ginés Martínez, the director general of the Region of Murcias employment office (SEF), has stated that he still believes it is too soon to decide..

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Power supply for Corvera Airport installed.
Iberdrola have installed a new transformer to supply the airport. An important step forward in the development of Corvera airport took place over the Christmas break, as Iberdrola announced that they have now completed the installations necessary..

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New Director appointed for Corvera International Airport.
Iván Tejada, Director of Corvera International Airport. Iván Tejada is to take up the reins at Corvera International Airport, replacing Mariano Menor, who resigned following differences with the management of Sacyr, the constructor who holds..

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Important step forward for Corvera International Airport
The State Agency for Air Traffic Safety is beginning inspection procedures. AESA, the state agency for air traffic safety, has notified the concessionaire company in charge of the Aeropuerto Internacional de la Región de Murcia (AIRM) at Corvera..

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Formal agreement signed between Fomento and the Region of Murcia reference Corvera.
The agreement formalises the transfer of civilian flights to Corvera and operation of San Javier as a military base. An agreement has finally been signed to establish the basis for future civil aviation in the Region of Murcia, decreeing that all..

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Murcia municipality suspends Corvera airport staff training programme.
Corvera International Airport training suspended. It seems that sense has prevailed in Murcia, with the news that the Town Hall of Murcia has halted the program to train potential future workers at the new international airport in Corvera, at least..

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Is there any progress in negotiations between Aena and Corvera airport management?
What is happening at Corvera airport? With the closure of Ciudad Real airport this last week, questions are being asked about the status of negotiations relating to the closure of San Javier airport and the opening of Corvera International airport..

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Fuente Álamo put out tender for Corvera airport training courses.
The situation regarding staffing at the new international airport of Corvera remains as unclear as ever. Over recent weeks it has become more and more likely, according to press reports, that those currently working at San Javier airport, which..

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Existing Aena contracts complicate the issue of staff transfers between San Javier and Corvera
Aena are keen to avoid the costs which could arise through breach of contracts There is still no clear information with reference to the transfer of employees from San Javier to Corvera when the new airport opens next year. Whilst the message..

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San Javier Aena employees will transfer to Corvera
 However, the future is uncertain for employees of associated businesses The recent confirmation that the opening of Corvera airport will mean the closure of the facilities at San Javier has an effect on all of us, and we face uncertainty over..

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San Javier closure, negotiations begin to iron out the details
Corvera International airport is scheduled to open in early summer 2012 Following the press statement made by the region of Murica on Monday night that San Javier airport would close to civilian traffic, ( click San Javier will close, posted 19th..

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Harsh words fly in fallout following San Javier airport closure announcement.
The politicians battle it out in a war of words. It´s been a day of harsh words and multiple press releases, following the announcement last night by the Region of Murcia that an agreement had been reached between Aena and the Region of Murcia..

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San Javier will close to civilian traffic and Corvera will be run by AENA
The announcement came tonight following a meeting in Madrid The Region of Murcia has tonight put out a press release in which it says that an agreement has been made which will result in the closure of San Javier airport to civilian traffic once..

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San Javier air traffic down, Alicante air traffic up
Spanish press claim Aena will close San Javier for 70 million compensation Several good economic reasons to consider the medium- and long-term future of San Javier airport were put firmly on the table this week with the publication of the latest..

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Corvera Airport, resignation of Director will not affect opening schedule
Corvera Airport Director resigns An interesting variety of reports have been appearing since the announcement yesterday that the Director of the new, as yet uncompleted,  Corvera International Airport,  Mariano Menor, was to leave the employment..

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Change at the top as Director leaves Corvera International Airport
Aeromur will appoint a new director for Corvera International Airport The Director of the Corvera International Airport project , Mariano Menor Muñoz, has decided to leave his job as Director of the airport and return to AENA. He left AENA four..

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Corvera International Airport will be completed this year
Corvera International Airport inspection visit Today Antonio Sevilla, the Regional Minister for public works, visited the new International airport at Corvera to inspect progress as the structure of the new airport nears completion. The works..

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Corvera Airport, latest photos as construction forges ahead
But the Express Newspaper says it won´t even open This week there have been two inspection visits to the new International Airport at Corvera, with major steps forward as the construction work continues.   This is no longer a concrete shell..

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Corvera International Airport jobs, training will begin in September
Corvera Airport, 20,000 have applied for 500 jobs Murcia Town Hall have confirmed that as of today they have received a number of tenders from companies pitching to run the training courses for staff at the new Corvera Airport, but have not yet..

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Corvera airport; construction continues on schedue
Corvera airport, still on schedule for spring 2012 opening Now that the elections are safely out of the way, the Regional Minister for Public Works and Land Classification, José Ballesta, has resumed his visits to the new International airport..

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