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Old 27th Apr 2018, 21:02
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newmaney
 
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Originally Posted by LBIA View Post
According to Jet2's press release its only the LBA and MAN routes being transferred from MJV to RMU . The is no mention of either EDI and NCL.
Bit of a strange press release and perhaps Jet2 may be trying to take a flyer on other airlines but not committing to transfer of all routes at this time. Jet2 were the only airline that publicly backed Covera and put out a press release several years ago that they were transferring imminently to Corvera and that never happened as the airport never opened. With the operational concession removed from the previous company a few months ago, Corvera now has to re-undertake approvals procedure for the new operator AENA to open Corvera. The previous concessionary is now suing for damages and local land owners have not been paid for land taken to build the airport, so a lot of legal arguments still ongoing. A lot of the equipment at Corvera is obsolete and has not been maintained so the airport needs a complete survey. Knowing how things move over here in this region, slowly, no one can predict when approvals will be given and politicians have only declared Corvera will be operational from the end of the year - which might have something to do with regional elections and to look good. Operational or ready for a airline to fly in/out could be two different timescales. Also worth noting that a plane no bigger than a twin prop has landed at Corvera so at some point an airline will have to test the airport with a passenger plane.
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