In Liverpool, they used to say, “if they come to paint your school, that is a sure sign it is about to be closed”. Sure enough, the school where I first started teaching was painted one year and closed the next.
Over the last few years, a lot of money has been spent at San Javier airport to upgrade the facilities. The check in procedure is now a lot slicker than it used to be and the car park has been vastly improved with shaded parking. Although there are more facilities at Alicante, Pam and I preferred Murcia especially when the prices of fares were lower there.
Now it seems the choice will be taken away from us. Whilst passenger numbers at El Altet have been increasing, those at San Javier have dropped. In fact he number of people using San Javier has decreased steadily since 2008.
The decision has not been finally made but it seems likely that San Javier will be closed in favour of the new airport at Corvera which should be fully operational by next year.