Aena (the Spanish aviation authority) does not intend to close MJV
when the new airport in Murcia opens. Indeed, there are currently works under way to build a parallel runway to the existing one at MJV
as to overcome the current restrictions to civilian aircraft. Namely, MJV
does is not open for commercial operations before 3pm or after 11 pm Monday to Friday as its exclusively used by the "Army of the sky" or Spanish Air Force. Works for an extension to the car park and an enlarged check in area have been completed recently. The departures area remains small, and can be very crowded when there is a congregation of passengers for more than 2 flights.
The new proposed airport, which should have started building works by now, will be located in Corvera. Approximately 30 Km from MJV
, and a similar distance from the city of Murcia.
has registered 100% increase in traffic in 2004 and 2005.