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Exodus at the airport

Thousands of holidaymakers are still leaving the Costa Blanca amid the new Coronavirus lockdown as airlines put on extra flights that arrive empty at...

Special air security unit for airport

The Guardia Civil presented their new air security management team at Alicante-Elche airport on Wednesday. The unit – which operates under the acronym PEGASO...

Airline websites spark storm of anger

DEADLY Storm Ciara wreaked havoc with flight schedules but a mercy mission was left in tatters by the “blatant and deliberate” misinformation from airlines,...

Aiport’s double whammy

OPERATORS were forced to shut Alicante-Elche airport again this week – the second closure in four days. Following last week’s fire in the roof of...

Green light for airport train

THE LONG-awaited project to construct a rail link to Alicante-Elche airport is finally moving in the right direction. The ministry for public works has definitively...

Blaze shuts road near airport

A Fierce fire caused chaos near Alicante-Elche airport on Wednesday. The blaze forced part of the N-340 road to be closed for nearly 24-hours as...

British hooligans hauled in

FIVE British men were arrested at Alicante-Elche airport after arriving on a flight from Manchester. A National Police spokesman reported yesterday (Thursday) that the suspects,...

Extortionate exchange rates at UK airports

The plummeting pound is a fact, but these rates at Stansted (€0.78 to the pound) and Bristol (€0.90) airports are outrageous - yet totally...

Airport speeds-up security

ALICANTE-ELCHE airport security checks will be capable of handling 4,500 passengers per hour from July 1. Improvements and extra staff at the departure lounge security...

Stuck in airport mayhem

MAYHEM reigned at Manchester Airport on Sunday as a 'fuelling issue' triggered the cancellation of 87 flights and stacked up severe delays to other...

Fast track to the airport

THE regional authorities have approved a new contract to improve current coach services and for new direct services to Alicante-Elche airport and the AVE...

Second runway plan for Alicante-Elche airport

ALICANTE-Elche airport has been breaking records yearly for passengers, with 14m passing through the airport in 2018 and 96,734 flights taking off or landing. Technicians...

Boeing 737 Max grounded at Alicante-Elche airport

A BOEING 737 Max heading for Belgium had to make an unscheduled landing at Alicante-Elche airport on Tuesday. The aircraft, owned by TUI Airlines and...

Airport thieves arrested

A BADLY parked vehicle occupied by a nervous looking man aroused the suspicions of National Police at Alicante-Elche airport, leading to the arrest of...

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Coronavirus reaches Alicante province

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