The Junta has declared that the Almeria – Seville air bridge is to be declared “in the public interest”, which opens the way for public financing of the route. The route will operate two daily returns on workdays (leaving at 7, returning at 9am, and in the evenings leaving at 7,30 returning at 9,30), and one on weekends. The maximum ticket price will be €117.
A basic operating cost has been established and if the chosen carrier does not cover that cost with ticket sales then the government will “top up” with public funds. The route will now be published for bids in the Daily Bulletin of the EU; although everybodies money is on Spainair being awarded the route.