Murcia San Javier Airport (MJV/LELC)

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Murcia Airport – within easy reach of the major tourist resorts along Costa Calida and around 40 kilometers from the city of Murcia.

Other major reasons to serve this airport

  • Murcia is a tourist area with a strong potential and relevant development in the past years. Close to Alicante, it is famous for its Mediterranean beaches, extremely good weather, sports and leisure attractions.
  • Second residence for European tourists.
  • The recently finished expansion program includes a new terminal, control tower, runway and taxiways.

Highly popular with watersports lovers, Murcia also hosts the intriguingly entitled 'Burial of the Sardine' fiesta, which takes place each year on the Saturday after Easter Sunday.

Aena offers airlines an extensive range of incentives.

Marketing and other support

Aena offers airlines an extensive range of incentives. See the new incentive that Aena offers airlines in 2017 and discover which one suits your type of operation best:

  • For increasing number of passengers on a route
  • Seasonality;
  • Off-peak days;
  • Connecting flights;
  • Freight: is exempted of cargo charge from the 5 July 2014;
  • The Spanish Governement has approved an 11% reduction in all the airport charges in the period 2017-2021 (2.2% annually). It will be effective as of 1 March 2017.

The conditions of the Aena Incentive scheme and PR support are according to the wording included in the legislation in force. For more information please visit:


Aena collaborates on an ongoing basis with airlines on aspects such as organising events relating to first flights, advertising in media belonging to Aena, press releases, publicity on social networks, information to travel agencies associations etc. All of this is geared towards achieving greater visibility and publicity for the launch of new routes or new bases.

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Potential cooperation from the Spanish Tourism Board (Tourspain):

Market information: statistics & market analysis on request at

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The map shows the population within a two-hour drive from Murcia-San Javier Airport (the red square) and the nearest airports in the area (Valencia, Alicante, Albacete and Almeria airports). Semana Santa has traditionally been the biggest of Murcia's countless fiestas. However, other celebrations are more regionalized like the Carthaginians and Romans Festival, which is held annually in Cartagena to celebrate the Roman victory following a sea and land attack over 2,000 years ago.

Catchment Area

  • 30-minute catchment: 1,063,249.
  • 60-minute catchment: 2,612,249.
  • 120-minute catchment: 4,182,234.

Like many regions in Spain, the area around Murcia is renowned for its local produce - which provides market potential for freight services.

Under-served freight opportunities and other economic impact factors

In 2011, a second runway was opened thus increasing the airfield's operational availability.


  • Murcia-San Javier Airport is located on the north shoreline of the Mar Menor.

Road Access

  • Access for the airport by road is from both the Mar Menor road, which links the city of Murcia with the airport, and from the AP-7.

Infrastructure & Operations

Important infrastructure developments and/or other news

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Vital statistics

2016 figures

  • Passengers (commercial): 19,211 domestic passengers; 1.1m international passengers.
  • Air transport movements: 98% regular flights; 2% charter flights.
  • Largest carriers (top five): Ryanair, easyJet,, TUI Airlines Belgium and Aer Lingus.


Airport charges

Annual report