Having read a few reports on Corvera and San Javier airports there is at the moment no definite final decision. However here are some of the facts as stated by the relevant sides.
AENA have not signed any final agreement to take over Corvera. Before they do take over they need somewhere in the region of €70 to €80 million to cover the costs of updating MJV. The people behind Corvera (a PRIVATE AIRPORT) have 'run out of money' and have used the €200 million guarantee from Murcia region. There is no money left to pay AENA the €70+million.
Work is still progressing in obtaining the relevant approvals for flight paths etc. for Corvera. However the military are objecting to flight paths etc. because of several military sites nearby. This might mean a difficult approach to the airport and a problem of radar because of height etc.
The owners of Corvera hope that it will open sometime in 2013. This is admirable as the correct approvals etc. should be in place by then. The infrastructure should be in place. However to succeed as an airport they need flights to land there (and take off)
Now lets look at San Javier Airport (MJV)
Aena have spent in excess of €70million in the last few years to update the airport. This money needs to be recouped by either ongoing usage or by a 'lump sum' from the owners of Corvera
Aena have contracts with staff at MJV. These contracts do not include the compolsory move to Corvera so compensation needs to be found.
AENA are about to negotiate new sales areas. In December 2012/January2013 they will award contracts to businesses for sales areas at MJV. These contracts are solely for MJV and nothing to do with Corvera and will be for about 5 years. Once signed this will mean that MJV MUST stay open for the next 5 years (or whatever term the contract states)
So now we are seeing both airports saying they will be 'open for business'. MJV will have schedules for Summer 2013 and flights arriving and departing. Corvera will not be able to survive if MJV remains open. There is just not enough footfall for both airports. So now we might see a price war between the 2 airports for the airlines. This for once is not good news for us poor customers. The reason is simple... not enough business into either airport so both will close!. Alicante airport must be rubbing their hands with glee as they will then pick up the business from both airports.
If we look at Paramount Park (if it does ever open) it will be about 30 mins drive from Corvera. About 40 mins from MJV and about 60 mins. from Alicante. So no big deal if Corvera opens or not. As a rough guide if you fly to Orly (Paris) it takes over an hour to Euro Disney, in Florida its about 45 mins to Disney and in L.A. its over 1 hour to drive there. So visitors to these theme parks are used to travelling 1 hour from the airport so Alicante and MJV will not be a problem.
Lots of other pros and cons have already been stated here ad nauseum so I will not repeat what has been said.
As nobody at the moment knows the final outcome, us poor mortals will just have to sit and wait until January 2013, unless YOU know something that the rest of us do not.