It is hoped that an injection of funds from the regional government will boost commercial air traffic through Murcia airport
Binter airline will continue to offer more than 30,600 seats between November and March to destinations such as Las Palmas, Casablanca and Oujda, as part of the tourism board’s efforts to boost domestic tourism.
This year’s tourism budget includes € 21.2 million for the Extraordinary Plan for the Sustainability of Tourism; of this amount, nine million will be allocated to the promotion of tourism and an additional 1.5 million has been allocated to the “promote airport connectivity” with Corvera.
Despite a turbulent period at the height of the health crisis, Murcia airport increased its passenger numbers by 13.5% in the first 10 months of last year compared to the same period of 2020, although that pre-pandemic commercial air traffic levels remain elusive given the low number of routes currently in operation.
This translates to a total passenger traffic of 283,436 for 2021, 30% higher than the 2020 figures, but 74% lower than the pre-pandemic levels of 2019.
Before the controversial transfer of the airport facilities from San Javier to Corvera, the regional airport handled more than one million passengers per year.