Agreement between the Government of Murcia and Aena on Corvera

Once the contract of Sacyr has been cancelled as we had explained in this blog, informs that the Government of Murcia and Aena reached an agreement. The president of the Autonomous Region— Ramón Luis Valcárcel—reached an agreement with the Minister of Development—Ana Pastor— and the president of Aena—José Manuel Vargas—on Monday to transfer all commercial flights from San Javier to Corvera Airport

During the meeting they anticipated that Aena would have to be compensated for the investment made in San Javier, now estimated at 54 million euros, to be paid between the Ministry of Defence and the company which gets the license for the exploitation of Corvera. In this line, said this morning that the latter would be responsible for two thirds of the amount, resulting in 36 million euros.

This agreement would not cause any redundancy as all jobs in San Javier would be guaranteed in Corvera.

Although there is not a date yet, Valcárcel is confident that Covera will open in the first half of 2014.

For their part, Sacyr said that they have been pulled out from Corvera in order to avoid competition for Aena in that area, above all in Alicante. They have requested the stop of any action in Corvera to the High Court of Justice.

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