Ryanair on January 15 became the first airline to land at the new Región de Murcia International Airport, which was officially opened by his Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain.
Ryanair’s new daily service from East Midlands airport was the inaugural arrival to Murcia International Airport, one of Ryanair’s 9 Summer 2019 routes to/from Birmingham, Bournemouth, Dublin, Glasgow, Leeds Bradford, London Luton, London Stansted and Manchester, which will help deliver 660,000 customers per year through Región de Murcia International airport this year.
The terminal building, of about 37,000 square meters, has a big hall with 24 check-in counters and one more for special luggage in the departures area. Three doble security checkpoints lead to the boarding area with 9 boarding gates (6 for flights to non Schengen countries and 3 for flights to Schengen countries). The baggage reclaim hall has three carousels and one more for special baggage. This area leads to the arrivals hall in the general lobby, the great protagonist in the airport.
The airfield has a 5-23 runway measuring 3,000 x 45 m, a complete parallel taxiway, a high speed exit taxiway at threshold 23, two holding bays at both ends and two apron access roads.