Murcia Airport Information - MJV
Also known as Murcia San Javier the airport is located approximately 27km South of Murcia. It is a popular destination for those wanting to access the Costa Calida and Costa Blanca South in Spain, and for visitors to the resort area of Mar Menor.
Originally designed in the 1920s as a Spanish naval seaplane training base, the airport opened to commercial flights in 1967. It has been regularly extended since then and now handles over 1.2 million passengers each year.
Today it has one main terminal building with five gates. It is easily accessible by private car, taxi or bus, being positioned close to the AP7 motorway and Avenida del Mar Menor within easy reace of Cartegena, Murcia, Torrevieja and La Manga.
In common with many Spanish airports, Murcia is operated by Aena. It is a popular destination for those travelling to and from Madrid, as well as UK, Ireland, Belgium and Norway. Eight international airlines operate flights to and from Murcia, namely Easyjet, Iberia, Jet2, Jetairfly, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Ryanair and Air Nostrum. The popular budget airport, BMIBaby, no longer fly in and out of Murcia as they recently ceased trading.
The airport is set to cease operating as a civilian airport after the new airport at Corvera opens in 2013. Corvera airport is supposed to be taking all the flights currently flying to and from San Javier airport. However, the opening date for Corvera airport keeps changing and there is still no official information regarding when it will actually commence operating. We'll post more information about Corvera airport as and when we receive it.
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