Tagged: San Javier

Bidding on Corvera Airport Management Suspended Pending Investigation

The bidding process for the tender to run Corvera Airport has been suspended after a complaint from AENA, who are the operators of the existing Murcia regional facility at San Javier, as protests continue in support of keeping San Javier open. AENA, who run the vast majority of the country’s airports, including Alicante-Elche, and are

Passenger Numbers Using Local Airports Rose Almost 5% in March from 2016

Air travel numbers are continuing to rise in Spain with the March national figures standing at just over 17 million passengers, an increase of four and a half percent on the same month last year. 907 thousand people used Alicante-Elche airport last month, a yearly rise of eight point four percent, whilst 53 thousand passengers

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

Santiago Gets a Spruce Up

New pavements, street signs, and lighting are just part of a 450 thousand euro regeneration project for Santiago de la Ribera in the San Javier municipality. Mayor José Miguel Luengo and public services councillor Maria Dolores Ruiz this week checked out the work going on across several streets in three separate projects in Santiago, with

Santiago Gets a Spruce Up

New pavements, street signs, and lighting are just part of a 450 thousand euro regeneration project for Santiago de la Ribera in the San Javier municipality. Mayor José Miguel Luengo and public services councillor Maria Dolores Ruiz this week checked out the work going on across several streets in three separate projects in Santiago, with

Bidding Will Open for Corvera Airport Management Contract

Murcia’s regional government is going ahead with tendering the management contract for Corvera airport, even though no deal has been reached with San Javier’s operator, AENA, over any timetable to close it down, in addition to compensation payments over a new runway installed there a few years ago.   The 25-year management contact for Corvera

Rise in International Tourism Boosts Passenger Numbers at Local Airports

Increased international tourism with big rises for Alicante-Elche and San Javier airports helped to fuel a five percent hike in air passenger numbers for February. Nearly 14 million people used Spain’s airports last month, a five point one percent increase on February 2016, with Alicante-Elche’s figures standing at 687 thousand, up by nearly 13 percent

Man Charged with Attempted Murder after Fight in San Pedro del Pinatar

A 29-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder after a fight was broken up by the Guardia Civil in San Pedro del Pinatar. Officers reached the scene and saw a man stabbing his victim several times with a knife, with blood pouring from his face.   The Guardia provided emergency first aid before an

Sand Lost in Storms Being Replaced on Mar Menor Beaches

Everything is going to schedule in replacing the sand lost from the beaches of San Javier, San Pedro del Pinatar and Los Alcázares (pictured) during the winter storms. That’s the view of the Murcia regional government, which says that 120 thousand cubic metres of sand is being put into place, with the work set to be

“Without Barriers” Service at San Javier Airport Helps Passengers with Reduced Mobility

Over 14,000 passengers who needed help to board flights at San Javier airport used the special “Without Barriers” service at the facility last year, according to airport operator AENA. The service is provided at all AENA airports, including Alicante-Elche, with two easily identifiable desks at San Javier, which people can report to for help. AENA

Plans for San Javier Airport Closure Embroiled in Compensation Rows

Plans to close San Javier airport in favour of the new facility at Corvera, which has yet to appoint a management company, appear to still be mired in a row over compensation with San Javier owner, AENA. Murcia’s regional works and development minister, Pedro Rivera, initially said that AENA had agreed to close their operations

Ryanair Announces New Service Running from Leeds-Bradford Airport to San Javier

Low-cost carrier Ryanair has announced the launch of a new winter 2017 service from Leeds-Bradford airport to San Javier, which will run twice-weekly.  Tony Hallwood, Aviation Development Director at Leeds Bradford Airport, said: “The new San Javier service will provide easy access to the Costa Cálida being conveniently close to La Manga, Cartagena and to Torrevieja,

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