Costa Cálida's warm welcome is one in a million

19 November 2019

The new Region de Murcia airport in Corvera has broken the million barrier with the figure set to rise as UK flight routes continue throughout the winter season.

The brand new airport and the gateway to the region, which opened in January, continues to flourish  with UK airports London Gatwick, Birmingham, Bristol, Southend, Stansted and Manchester all continuing to offer direct routes on the winter schedule.

But it has achieved its ambition of welcoming at least 1m passengers through its doors during 2019 and is expected to rise to around 1.1m by the end of December.

The Costa Cálida or warm coast lives up to its name with temperatures usually at least in the mid-teens at a time as the UK collectively shivers from November to March. And although it may not necessarily be beach or sunbathing weather, it is perfect for walking, exploring, cycling, golf and the abundance of other activities on offer in the varied region.

It also bodes well for a promising 2020 with additional new flight routes expected to be added to the schedule as the UK market grows.

More than 40 per cent of all tourists came from the UK as more people discover the diversity and attraction, which is still considered as one of the lesser-known regions of Spain.

A spokesperson for the Instituto de Turismo de la Región de Murcia, said: “The winter season is a real opportunity for our UK guests to experience the region, stay active and enjoy everything we have to offer.”

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About Región de Murcia
The Costa Cálida, Región de Murcia is an ideal leisure and sport destination for UK travelers. The area offers year-round sunshine with an average temperature of 19.4°c and 315 days of sunshine per year.

The picturesque region is just two hours from the UK by plane, in the south-east of Spain. Región de Murcia is in a privileged setting within the Mediterranean basin and includes 252km of coastline, known as the ‘Costa Cálida’ or warm coast. Visitors can take their pick from numerous sandy beaches; a variety of water sports and diving locations; 22 top-quality golf courses, all within easy reach of each other; delicious culinary delights; relaxing spas; and the opportunity to explore the beautiful countryside and regional parks.

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Steve Wilson - Editorial Manager
Region of Murcia Tourist Board c/o The Azalea Group
Tel: +44 1730 711 920
Email: steve@theazaleagroup,com