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Murcia San Javier Airport customer review :  4 October 2010 by P Morrow   (UK)

Customer Rating :  4/5

4 Star Rating   

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I fly through San Javier about 16 times a year and generally it works fine. My only complaint is the boarding process. Because there are no seperate gate lounges, people queue in the departure hall. All pretty chaotic, especially if one has paid for priority boarding, as it means fighting through crowds to get to the front and in the process putting up with mindless comments from people who don't seem to understand the concept of priority boarding! The ground staff do nothing to help.


Murcia San Javier Airport customer review : 3 September 2010 by Laurence Wheeler

Customer Rating : 4/5

4 Star Rating

Not a bad little airport, but I can only comment on the departure side. It was however the last Saturday in August, so possibly one of the busy days. Bag drop (for Ryanair) speedy. Queues for security almost non existant. There is a cafe and a small shop landside (the shop sells English papers). Also a very pleasant open air kiosk on the traffic island ourside. The car hire drop place is reasonable close, although it appears the procedure is (at least with some companies) to drop the key at the desk in the building. Beware, there is no petrol station site to top up your hire car. The nearest we found was on a roundabout in the very centre of San Javier, about five minutes away. Airside there is plenty of seating, a cafe, a Subway and a duty free shop. The prices in the cafe were very high, as everywhere, so better to bring your own food.


Murcia San Javier Airport customer review : 12 August 2009 by E Cundell

Customer Rating : 4/5

4 Star Rating

The Airport is fine as it is small at the moment, so luggage is retrieved fairly quickly, and the car hire section is easy to find. However the duty free is virtually non-existent, and shuts at nine. So does the cafe area. So if you are delayed and you dont organise your food before nine, its a case of hard luck.


Murcia San Javier Airport review : 10 June 2008 : by Mark Burningham

Customer Rating : 4/5

4 Star Rating

Have flown to/ from San Javier 4 times now in the last year and it has improved greatly in this short space of time. The biggest problem is the food shop (Subway) closes at 9pm which is no good when your departing flight is at 10.30pm. The airport generally closes to inbound/ outbound flights at 11pm, something to be aware of if you are delayed. We were delayed at EMA and didn't arrive at Murcia until 10.15pm, it was touch and go whether they were allowed access or if we were diverted to Alicante. Usually very quick to get in and out of, although the check in for Ryanair is a bit hit and miss with the queues. A good reason for finding an internet cafe and checking in online!



Murcia San Javier Airport review by Andrew Caizerques

29 January 2008   Customer Rating : 4 Star Rating

We have flown in and out of Murcia (San Javier) on numerous occasions (8 return flights in the last 18 months). Yes the airport has limited facilities, although recent improvement have enhanced the experience and improved checking-in and baggage reclaim times. The airport opens at 1.00pm and closes at 11.00pm due to military operations. However the 2nd runway will be operational later this year and will increase operating hours. Overall it serves its purpose well (low cost airlines?) and as yet we have only experienced 1 delay, which was due to the airline. I would recommend this airport to all visitors to this area of Spain.


Murcia San Javier Airport review by E Crookston

29 October 2007   Customer Rating : 3 Star Rating

The airport is much larger now due to recent alterations. Four flights had landed when we arrived so the arrivals hall was mobbed but by the time we sorted our car hire out the luggage was coming round the carousel and we were out the airport in less then half an hour. The return trip was even busier and check-in would have been better if they had opened earlier as the area was heaving with people, as was the queue for security which was snaked in a line around the hall. Tempers become frayed when people don't seem to understand the need to go to the end of the line as courtesy to other passengers. The previous post mentions the airport closing at 9pm but this is not the case. Our flight left on time at 9.30pm and the was still a flight bound for Gatwick leaving at 9-50 pm. It is a great alternative to Alicante if your are saying in the Mar Menor area.

Murcia San Javier Airport review by S Jones

30 August 2007   Customer Rating : 1 Star Rating

Awful airport. No shops - we had a 25 hour delay and this was dreadful. You couldn't buy much at their one shop apart from overpriced perfumes and alcohol, you can't even smell the perfumes in their shop as no testers on display. Nothing to do there to pass the time when you have a delay which I have to add this airport has lots of delays as its a military airport and closes at 9pm and doesnt have flights between 12 and 3pm. Staff in the coffee shop were rude and will serve their own staff before others this was done on many occasions. Will never fly to Murcia again, not enough staff or backup in case things go wrong. Total nightmare. Not even worth one star.

Murcia San Javier Airport review by Jackie Bird

20 April 2007   Customer Rating : n/a

My family and I have travelled through MJV 3 times now and are just planning our fourth trip. We have never experienced any problems at the airport. the improvements airside are much better than they were two years ago with a nice duty free shop and clean toilets.

Murcia San Javier Airport review by Richard Newton

26 January 2007

All facilities have been improved recently. From 4 checking desks last year they have now 20. All is very easy and fast. We went out to the car park and a car hire company called Rentagain.com gave us a very quick service as well. In 5 minutes we had our car keys and in 1 minute we were on the road to Villamartin. I recommend this airport for all people who go to Alicante South and Murcia.

Murcia San Javier Airport review by Neil Shaw

9 January 2007

Based on experiences back in September, our flight from Newcastle was held back at NCL as our flying time was expected to be less than scheduled. As the airport is used by the military, they take over at times and civilian flights are made to circle until their allotted arrival time. We still ended up having to circle 3 times, and were about 15 mins late in the end! Baggage reclaim seemed about the usual with a minimum of fuss. Be warned though - the property reps are allowed in the baggage reclaim hall and will approach you while you wait for your luggage. Check-in opened on time. Good for nostalgia with the check-in agents using sheets of stickers with seat numbers on to assign the seats. Of course, this may be a problem for those airlines where you can pre-seats when you purchase your flight. Airside was pretty primitive, but still bearable. Just a shame all the vending machines had run out of water! Overall, not a bad airport, despite being some distance away from the town it is named after. And they really need to look into the military/civilian relationship. The potential for delay due to the military taking over the runway at times is an annoyance.

Murcia San Javier Airport review by Maureen Morris

17 December 2006

At the moment (before the inevitable expansion) Murcia airport proves to be much easier to negotiate (less walking) than the larger Alicante airport. There is now a snack bar near the Murcia airport entrance, within a short walking distance to the check in desks and then a short walking distance to passport control and departure gate. One has to walk along the tarmac from the plane on arrival and along the tarmac again on departure but it's only a short walk and all level (except for the steps to the plane). One disadvantage to Alicante airport is that, as Mike Valles (Oct.21,2005) mentioned there didn't appear to be a mechanical wheelchair lift but airport staff are employed to help wheelchair users off the plane.

Murcia San Javier Airport review by John Oram

10 June 2006

I am going to put in a good word for MJV. I went there during a trip for which I used ALC. As you can see from my notes elsewhere I have no complaints about that but the Aire 06 airshow afforded me the opportunity to visit this neighbour. I saw a compact but perfectly adequate airport with limited eating facilities and clean toilets. It would be awfully crowded if it were busy but I believe it will grow into that up to a point. They probably won't overdo it because of the forthcoming airport (now out to tender) at Corvera. Parking was plentiful and cheap. Access to the AP-7 (motorway) is excellent. And, while I'm at it, the airshow was great, well planned and organised with a great flightline and display area. Full marks to this part of Spain.

Murcia San Javier Airport review by Susana Dent

3 June 2006

There is now a fully operational pay car park complete with barrier, and what an improvement ! This little airport does its best to handle large volumes of low cost flights along with their low cost passengers and over the last couple of years the improvements have been immense. The food is still dreadful and seating is limited in the departure lounge. The latter is being addressed this summer - just hope that there are no delays because the space in departures soon fills up. Gone are the days when you arrived and someone had to find the steps for the aircraft, but who is complaining at return flights for less than 50 euros!

Murcia San Javier Airport review by Kevin Horkan

26 October 2005

If you are travelling to San Javier airport this summer be aware there are no shops airside, the terminal building is currently being extended to accommodate more flights. Parking is still an issue, although they have now installed barriers, so this should reduce the issues soon.

Murcia San Javier Airport review by Peter Gardner

26 October 2005

Facilities are primitive and limited in this small basic terminal. Our flight arrived 25 minutes early-we then waited 35 minutes for our luggage. Smokers should note that cigarettes are not sold in the shops either at check-in or past security. They sell a very limited supply of spirits and wine only. There are unlimited opportunities to buy a property in the region both on arrival and departure. Public transport to and from the airport is very limited. Direct buses run to Murcia City in the afternoon and evening only-tickets available for sale in the terminal-Visa and Mastercard only-no cash. There is no local bus service to the airport. If you are going to Murcia or Cartagena, take a taxi to San Javier and pick up a bus there. Taxi prices are not displayed. Taxis to the local resort of Lo Pagan will take the long fast expensive motorway route rather than the short fast cheap route on the local road.

Murcia San Javier Airport review by Mike Valles

21 October 2005

Some information concerning Murcia San Javier Airport for wheelchair disabled passengers. There is no 'lifter' facility for wheelchair passengers to embark/disembark from aircraft. They use 2 strong men to transfer you to a special chair, then strap you in before being carried down the steps. This is not very dignified (unless of course you enjoy being carried by strong men!). Also the disabled toilets are on the landside so you have to return (and subsequently re-enter) security if you are airside and wish to use a disabled toilet.

Murcia San Javier Airport review by Kevin Horkan

16 October 2005

San Javier is due to undergo a refit very soon, offering more check in desks to cope with the new runway that will be fully operational by summer 2006. Currently the airport is great to fly into great views as you come into land, you go straight from the aircraft into the terminal building. The wait for luggage appears to be dependant on the airline you fly with. Fly with BA the luggage is very quick but with Ryanair it can be a half hour or more as it would appear that all hands are needed to load the plane to turn it around quickly enough. If you are staying on the Costa Calida or the Southern Costa Blanca MJV is very convenient as you can be on the motorway in 5 mins. They do not charge for parking so this can be haphazard

Murcia San Javier Airport review by  Reg Betts

9 September 2005

MJV to London on 5th September. A number of flight delays meant around 500 people crammed into the small departure lounge. Only 1 toilet, and with temperatures of 37 degrees outside, the air conditioning could not cope. We spent 5 hours cooped up until our delayed flight. Why have they accepted so much business without completing the infrastructure.

Murcia San Javier Airport review by  Sami Anttola

1 May 2005

San Javier airport in the shore of Mar Menor is mostly used by the spanish airforce and there is a large base there. For normal passengers there is a small terminal with basic services. Terminal cannot cope with large masses so there are not many flights coming in, which make it quite a peaceful place. Check-in is fast.
 









 


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