All flights to Murcia, Spain, will be transferred to the swish new international airport at Corvera – heralding the commercial closure of San Javier Airport.
Constructions is complete at the new airport – which is nearer to the proposed Paramount theme park site.
San Javier will become a military airfield despite the government sinking €60 million into developing a new runway for large passenger jets and upgrading the terminals in recent years.
Hotels, shops and tourist attractions are already under construction or waiting to start in the wake of Paramount announcing work will start on a massive theme park in the region before the end of the year.
Massive investment in road and rail transport is also underway.
The park is expected to attract around 3 million tourists a year to Murcia and rejuvenate the economy in a similar way to the effect Disney has had on jobs and tourism in Florida.
Minister of Public Works Antonio Sevilla and Secretary of State for Transport Isaías Táboas signed the agreement ending San Javier’s status as a civil airport.
Switching the airports is expected to complete in July 2012.
Corvera is about 20 minutes drive from the site of the Paramount theme park.
Property prices in the area are expected to rise on the back of the millions of euros of investment in and around the theme park.
Some of the nearest properties for sale to the park are at Alhamara, just minutes from the gates.
Eight two bed penthouses with private roof terraces are for sale from €79,000 linked to a 105% bank finance package.
The apartments include access to communal swimming pools and gardens, which is not an option with many other properties in the resort.
The penthouses also benefit from the Spanish government VAT cut of 50% until December 31, reducing the price by €3,160.