Murcia-San Javier Airport is a military air base and civilian passenger airport located in San Javier, 17 miles south of Murcia, Spain. It is operated by Aena (Aeropuertos Españoles y Navegación Aérea, or Spanish Airports and Aereal Navigation), the Spanish airport authority. The Murcia airport can receive airplanes up to the size of Boeing 757 or 767. It has been declared fire category 5 by the IATA, and it has one ambulance available.
Because Murcia is a popular destination for charter groups, the airport is flown by a number of charter airlines. Over the last few years, Murcia Airport has become busier, thanks to the arrival of several low-cost airlines. According to Aena, the passenger numbers have jumped from just 88,608 in 1995 to a staggering 848,037 in 2004 and to around 1.6 million in 2006.
Because of this the airport has undergone a program of expansion, including the addition of pre-fabricated modules adding an extra 1,100 square meters of floor space. The arrivals area has benefited from two new baggage carousels as well as office spaces for car hire and shops.
There are currently four car hire companies operating from within the terminal building. Flying to Murcia-San Javier from somewhere like the UK gives one the choice of seven UK based low cost airlines offering regular scheduled flights from 17 different UK airports. Flight times are around 2 hours 30 minutes. The operators include BMI Baby, Easyjet, Flybe, jet2.com and Ryanair.
Car parking at the airport is located directly opposite the terminal building and consists of 177 spaces for cars, 98 spaces for rental cars and 8 spaces for buses and coaches. There are currently no clear details available regarding long stay and we advise that you contact the information desk direct.
Although Murcia Airport is on the Costa Cálida it lends itself well to people travelling to the southern tip of the Costa Blanca, particularly resort towns such as Torrevieja.