As the arrival and departure of the first flights at the Murcia International Airport become ever more imminent the Board of Directors of the new Corvera airport have now approved their charges, which, in an effort to attract more airlines, will be much cheaper than those currently being levied at Alicante.
The landing and passenger fees will be almost 40% lower while airport car park charges will be 9.7 euros per day, 42% less than in Alicante. The Board has also approved the extension of the zone destined to be used by car rental companies who are also increasing in number with three new companies this week declaring their interest in operating from Corvera.
In addition, the concession company, Aena, has now awarded licenses for four restaurants and 18 food and beverage vending machines to the operator Airfoods Restauración y Catering SL.
The establishments, which will begin to gradually provide service from the opening of the airport in January, will occupy about 1,200 square meters, distributed in the terminal building between the check-in and arrivals lobby and the boarding area of the first floor.
The four restaurant and food outlets will all provide different services: in the boarding area passengers will find the prestigious British brand Costa Coffee, which will provide a varied menu of drinks and coffees, as well as sandwiches, and pastries, muffins, croissants. In the same area Food & Goods will be located, a cafeteria with convenience store, at which users can purchase coffee and snacks.
These two establishments will be joined in the boarding area by Subway, which will open in the summer season with a full range of salads customised by the customer, their typical sandwiches, breakfast and desserts. Meanwhile one further restaurant, Semba, serving burgers and other hot foods will be located in the check-in and arrivals lobby, so that all passengers and airport users will be able to access it.
The Costa Coffee and Subway brands will be moving their operations from San Javier airport.
The airport will also have a shop selling gifts, from the Submarine brand, another delicatessen, Ibérica Negocentro and two WH Smiths, selling newspapers, books, snacks. There will also be two ATMs from Euronet 360 Finance.
Also at the meeting, the board gave their approval for the supply of electricity to Iberdrola in 2019 and 2020 at a cost of 333,417.78 euros, and to the contracting of a temporary merger of the companies Construcciones Iniesta, Pavasal and Construcciones Miguel Madrid e Hijos to create an extended tarmacked parking area for hire cars at a cost of just under 300,000 euros.
Traffic at the San Javier Airport will come to an end on 14 January with it then being diverted into the Murcia International Airport from the following day.