Car Hire San Javier Airport
Murcia-San Javier Airport (Spanish: Aeropuerto de Murcia-San Javier) is an average sized airport in San Javier, 17 miles South of Murcia. The airport is primarily used as a military air base, but is being used ever increasingly by civilian passenger planes. The airport serves mainly the Murcia and Cartagena areas of Spain. There are 5 vehicle rental companies situated in the arrivals hall at this airport.
The majority of the desks are situated across from the baggage carousels, and can be easily seen due to their bright signage. Murcia-San Javier Airport carries on average 1,630,684 passengers per year, which has increased from the 88,608 in 1995. The airport carried out 13,474 flight operations and 2.6 tonnes of cargo operations in 2010. As the airport is a military base the security and safety services are higher than in some other airports of this size. The airport can hold Boeing 757s and Boeing 767s when it's necessary to do so. In the past few years the airport owners have invested heavily, building a new runway, building a new control tower, expanding the departure lounge, and placing a new power plant for the airplane parking zones. Airlines such as Ryanair, Air Berlin, Easyjet, and Norwegian Air Shuttle regularly use the airport.
The City of Murcia links to the airport via the Mar Menor road and the AP-7 motorway links the airport to other parts of Spain. There are several taxi companies operating from the airport, but only licensed taxi should be used for safety and peace of mind. There are 3 buses daily linking the airport to the local town of Santiago de la Ribera, from which buses to other parts of the region can be caught. The airport has 3 shops and 1 restaurant in total, all basically selling the same items and foodstuffs.