A consortium led by Sacyr Vallehermoso has been awarded the contract to build and run the new international airport in the region of Murcia.
Sacyr owns 60 percent of the consortium chosen to build the airport in Corvera, which is scheduled to open in 2010.
The remainder of the group is owned by local savings banks and other firms.
The contract for construction and management of the Murcia Region’s new international airport was awarded last Friday, out of a choice of 4 bidders.
The consortium will take two years to build the airport and will then manage it for 40 years. Sacyr said the consortium would invest 555 million euros. The overall budget for the airport is now at 185 million €.
Due to an enormous increase of tourism in Murcia it is estimated that 1.5 million passengers will fly into the Murcia region in the opening year of the airport, and about 675 jobs will be created.