Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Murcia's San Javier Airport close November 2011

 Photo: Monarch Airbus 321 at Murcia San Javier Airport by Vordmeils 
- Norwegian winter residents must change to El Altet Airport, Alicante

Thousands of Norwegians with holiday homes in the Murcia area must prepare to travel further  from November 2011. San Javier Airport will then return to be a military installation as a new airport is under construction in Murcia.
An increasing number of Norwegian have chosen to buy a second home in the southern Costa Blanca region in Spain. Most of them have travel to the San Javier airport in Murcia. Norwegian Air Shuttle chose San Javier as one of its first international destinations when they started their budget flights far back in 2002.
Today there are non-stop flights from Oslo, Bergen, Stavanger and Tromsø to this airport. Many travel to the area around Torrevieja, that has been very popular among Norwegians. From November all traffic to the area will be transferred to the much busier El Altet Airport, awaiting construction of a new airport to replace San Javier.
In the meantime, travelers must travel more than 100 km (65 miles) in order to get to their holiday homes by the southern Costa Blanca coastline.And Norwegian will not give any guarantee to travel to the new airport. Norwegian has not decided where to fly next summer, says Press officer Åsa Karlsson in Norwegian Air Shuttle. Whether the air carrier will resume traffic to the Murcia area will depend on the conditions at the new airport.

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