Jet2 (LS, Leeds/Bradford) will start using the new Región de Murcia (Corvera) airport as its gateway to the Murcia region in south-eastern Spain from March 2019 following the impending closure of the currently served Murcia (San Javier) airport in late 2018.

The carrier will continue to operate services out of Murcia (San Javier) to each of Manchester Int'l, Newcastle, GB, Leeds/Bradford, and Edinburgh throughout Summer 2018.

So far, the carrier has announced it will resume services out of Manchester and Leeds/Bradford to Región de Murcia (Corvera) airport in March or April 2019, with the future of the services out of Newcastle and Edinburgh uncertain as of yet. Jet2's services to Murcia are seasonal and will be suspended from November 2018 for the winter.

The current military-civilian airport in San Javier is also served by Ryanair, easyJet, Aer Lingus, TUI fly (Belgium), British Airways, and Norwegian. The airport was originally set to be closed to civilian traffic in 2012 already, despite a EUR60 million euro (USD72.5 million) runway upgrade investment finished only a year earlier. However, due to numerous delays related to the opening of the new Corvera airport, whose construction commenced in 2008 already, the relocation has been repeatedly postponed.

As of now, the San Javier airport is set to be closed by the end of 2018, while the Corvera airport is expected to be ready to accept first scheduled operations in January 2019.