A flight from the United Kingdom gives the starting signal for this infrastructure, which will operate 12 destinations

King Felipe VI has inaugurated the International Airport of the Region of Murcia, in Corvera, an infrastructure that has begun to operate on Tuesday with a flight from the East Midlands (United Kingdom) that has kicked off for this infrastructure that will operate 12 European destinations.

The King, who arrived shortly before 11 am aboard a Falcon plane from the Royal House, visited the facilities accompanied by the president of the Community, Fernando López Miras; the Minister of Development and Infrastructures, José Luis Ábalos; the delegate of the Government in the Region, Diego Conesa; the president of the Regional Assembly, Rosa Peñalver; the Secretary of State for Infrastructures, Pedro Saura; the mayor of Murcia, José Ballesta, and the Minister of Development, Patricio Peñalver, among other personalities.

Up to 900 million for the region

According to a socioeconomic and tourism impact study prepared by the College of Economists in collaboration with the Polytechnic University of Cartagena, the airport will generate around 900 million regional economy, increasing regional GDP by more than 3 points, and more than 19,000 new jobs in 15 years. In the first year of operation, it is estimated that it will represent 270 million GDP and the generation of 5,600 jobs.

First plane landing at Corvera

The first plane to land at the International Airport of the Region of Murcia, Ryanair, arrived on Tuesday 25 minutes in advance from East Mindlands, United Kingdom, after 18 years of waiting for the inauguration of the infrastructure. The first to disembark were two English tourists, Annie and Peter Holdsworth.

This is one of the nine routes that the company will operate during the summer season of 2019, which also includes Birmingham, Bournemouth, Dublin, Glasgow, Leeds Bradford, London Luton, London Stansted and Manchester. With them, Ryanair will transport 660,000 passengers annually to and from the Region of Murcia International Airport, according to the airline.

The line calendar for summer

The airline will have nine summer routes: Birmingham (4 weekly flights), Bournemouth (4 weekly flights), Dublin (1 daily flight), East Midlands (1 daily flight), Glasgow (2 weekly flights), Leeds Bradford (2 flights) weekly), London Luton (1 daily flight), London Stansted (10 weekly flights) and Manchester (6 weekly flights).