Jet2.com has announced flights to the closing San Javier Airport will cease as of November 2018, with routes to the Murcia region in Spain now heading to Corvera Airport, from March 2019. Flights to Murcia will continue to operate out of Leeds Bradford and Manchester ensuring as little disruption as possible to customers picking up transfers and package-holidays from the two regional hubs.
Steve Heapy (below), CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, said: “We are very impressed with the facilities at Corvera Airport, and we have been working hard to ensure that customers receive the same friendly welcome and VIP customer experience that Jet2.com and Jet2holidays is famous for. In the meantime our Summer 18 operation to San Javier will continue as normal.”
Flights from Leeds Bradford will start operating to Corvera from 29 March 2019, with three weekly services (Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays) operating until 25 October 2019. Flights from Manchester will begin flying to Corvera on 1 April 2019 with three weekly services (Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays) also operating until 25 October 2019. The change means that the airline is able to promote the sale of more than 55,000 seats to and from Corvera Airport.
“We are very excited about Jet2.com choosing to operate at our new airport”
The announcement ensures a continuity of flights and holidays to the region for customers of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, and comes as a result of the company working closely with both airports as well as the Murcia regional government.
Manuel Fernando-Delgado, managing director of tourism – Murcia Region, said: “We are very excited about Jet2.com and about Jet2.com and Jet2holidays choosing to operate at our new airport in Summer 19. It is truly rewarding to see a prestigious company such as Jet2.com and Jet2holidays being impressed with our airport facilities, which shall drive tourism growth and enhance connectivity in Costa Cálida.”