Murcia Airport (IATA: MJV) 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 Aerial Navigation), the Spanish airport authority. It can also be known as Murcia San Javier Airport
Although the airport is called Murcia airport, it is in fact about 45 km outside of the city close to a small town called San Javier. It is perfectly located to serve the southern Costa Blanca and Costa Calida area, as it lies just in between three major cities: Murcia , Cartagena and Torrevieja.
Although the airport is on the Costa Cálida, it also lends itself well to people travelling to the southern tip of the Costa Blanca, particularly resort towns such as Torrevieja.
Over the last few years, Murcia Airport has become busier, thanks to the arrival of several low-cost airlines. According to Aena, passenger numbers have jumped from just 88,608 in 1995 to a staggering 848,037 in 2004. In 2006, 1,645,886 passengers used the airport.
Location of Murcia Airport
How to get to Murcia Airport
The airport is 45 kilometers southeast of Murcia and three kilometers from San Javier along the AP-7 (Cartagena–Alicante), this is a toll road. The coastal road N-332 connects to all the popular seaside resorts and golf resorts on the Mar Menor coast, such as Torrevieja and La Manga. From San Javier the airport is accessible via the F-31.
Parking: Public parking for 800 cars
Bus: Direct bus line (73) from Murcia central bus station to the airport (duration 45 minutes)
Airlines operating from Murcia Airport
Flying to Murcia Airport from somewhere like the UK gives one the choice of five airlines offering regular, scheduled flights from 16 different UK airports with low cost carriers such as easyJet, Jet2, Ryanair, Monarch Scheduled and bmibaby.
Further travel and tourist information for Murcia Airport
Airport Information Tel: 968 172 000
Lost property Tel: 968 172 045