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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...

Airport security overhaul begins

WORK has begun at Alicante-Elche airport to renew and enlarge security controls for passengers. Twenty-four new automatic boarding pass readers will be installed in the...

Airport currency exchange rip-off

TRAVELLERS are being hit in the wallet as Sterling currency exchange rates at airports hit a new low against the Euro. Holidaymakers departing from the...

Taxi strike truce

A STRIKE by taxi drivers which caused havoc in Spain for a week was ‘suspended’ today (Thursday). Tens of thousands of drivers blocked roads...

Ryanair strike doesn’t disrupt airport

PRE-WARNED cancellations of Ryanair flights to several UK destinations allowed for no major incidents at Alicante-Elche airport on Wednesday and yesterday (Thursday) when the...

Bid to avert airport summer strikes

GOVERNMENT chiefs held a meeting with air traffic controllers on Wednesday in an effort to prevent strikes over the busy summer holiday period. President of...

Bid to avert summer strikes

GOVERNMENT chiefs held a meeting with air traffic controllers on Wednesday in an effort to prevent strikes over the busy summer holiday period. President of...

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