Murcia cancels the exploitation contract between Corvera and Aeromur

As we had anticipated on TuesdayEl Confidencial informs that last Friday the Government for the Murcia Autonomous Region cancelled the exploitation contract between Corvera and Aeromur, the company owned by Sacyr Vallehermoso.

A new tender is now expected so that other companies show their interest in the airport exploitation. The “civil works finished a year and a half ago, although some facilities such as technology, security, etc. are left”. The plan is to have the airport fully operative in the summer of 2014.

Aeromur announced judicial proceedings against the Autonomous Region as they understand the contract did not mention a deadline for the airport opening and hence there is no reason to cancel it.

So far Aena always said they would close Murcia-San Javier only if they are compensated for the 70 million euro invested in its facilities. Besides, in the case that this compensation happened, 25 million euro would have to go to the European funds that financed those works.

In the meantime, Murcia-San Javier lost 5.7% of their passengers and 9.2% of their flights between January and August. You can find out more about the Aena statistics here. For a deeper analysis on the Spanish airports, our airport statistic tool is available.