First Bidder to Run Corvera Airport
The current operators of San Javier airport are to launch a bid to run the new facility at Corvera, with reports suggesting that they will drop their bid for compensation over San Javier’s closure, fuelled by a new runaway being built there a few years ago.
AENA, who also run Alicante-Elche airport, are said to have put in an expression of interest in the first stage of the Corvera tendering process, with AENA said to be keeping its powder dry over any closure of San Javier, with no specific dates mentioned in the bid.
The formal tender to run Corvera was published by the regional government on March 25th, with prospective bidders given until the end of April to say they are interested in tendering for the 25-year franchise, which would then be followed by a 60-day period for the bidders to present their detailed plans. So far, only AENA has made an open declaration of interest.