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Corvera and San Javier will coexist until 2016 Airports

Corvera airport being constructed in June 2012 / Adam Hinett

Corvera and San Javier airports will both be open at the same time until 2016. Then, Aena expect to close San Javier to commercial flights.Today LaInformacion.com informs that the Councillor for Public Works of the Murcia’s Government – Manuel Campos – confirmed the above after attending the Regional Assembly.He also said that, according to Aena, all four airports Alicante, Almería, Corvera and San Javier are compatible. He noted that “San Javier is a military aerodrome which can be closed to commercial flights, but Corvera is more worthwhile. It has over 3,000 meters and better facilities”.He reminded they expect to have certificates for tower…

Castellón airport to start operations this year (as well) Airports

Valencia Autonomous Region president presenting the Castellón airport project / PresidenciaGVA

According to LaVanguardia.com SNC-Lavalin confirmed the first commercial flight will operate in Castellón airport before the end of 2014. They foresee to have reached one million passengers per year in ten years.We had recently informed that Murcia-Corvera airport intend to start operations in 2014 as well. Probably both airports want to take benefit from the good figures of the Spanish airports in general, and Alicante in particular. Alicante gained passengers by 7.7% between January and April 2014 with regard to the same period of 2013. Alain Russel, chairman of SNC-Lavalin – the company to manage Castellón airport – said this during the presentation of the project for the Castellón…

Murcia-Corvera to start operations this year Airports

Jetair at Murcia-San Javier airport / Joaquin Vanschoren

The story of Murcia-Corvera airport looks like the never ending story but at last someone mentioned dates for the airport to start operations. We had learned that Sacyr and the Government of Murcia had resumed talks in December for Aeromur – owned by Sacyr – to get the airport’s concession. Five months later, there has been no news about this. In the meantime, Ramón Luis Valcárcel, president of the Autonomous Region for the last 19 years, in charge of such conversations, resigned to go to the European elections in the list of his political party (Partido Popular).The day before yesterday, VozPopuli informed that Alberto Garre – new…

Nordic tourism strong increase leads Alicante to an all-time high Airports

Works in the Alicante airport's terminal in 2010 by Dr Rdl/Wikimedia Commons

The strong increase of the Nordic tourism since the start of the year has put Alicante-Elche over the historical record of foreign customers achieved in 2011. Up to November there were 600,000 more international tourists thanks to the Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, Finland passenger upturn. The Russian traveller increase has been notable also. Thus, Alicante has been about to overcome Gran Canaria as the fifth Spanish airport.According to the Aena airport statistics for November, Alicante has increased passengers by 14%. This is the fourth highest increase after Lanzarote, Fuerteventura and Tenerife.The amount of users in Alicante at the end of the year…

Bus users increase, airplane passengers decrease, Airports

Bus users increase

According to the information from the Statistic National Institute (INE) the number of passengers who chose the airplane for their domestic trips fell by 16.1% in April. The passengers who travel by train decreased by 2.9%.In total, over 105.3 million people used an intercity transportation in April. This means an increase by 2.1% with drops in every way of transport but the bus, which increased by 7.6%.In the case of the train, the decrease was in the short distance (3.6%), however the long haul gained passengers by 9.5%. Medium haul also increased passengers, but by 0.7%.   Source: Elmundo.es bus