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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...

Crackdown on ‘airport runs’

IN THIS past week, police from Alicante have confiscated five cars in Benidorm from people operating as illegal taxi drivers, doing cheap cash-in-hand airport...

Drone hits passenger plane

A DRONE collided with an aircraft over the coast of Elche on Sunday, fortunately not causing any damage or injury. Alicante-Elche airport reported the incident...

Madrid airport blocked by snow

Madrid's Adolfo Suarez (Barajas) airport had to close all take-offs for a hour today due to heavy snow. Only landings were authorised with two...

AENA will run new Murcia airport – and close San Javier

THE MANAGEMENT of Corvera airport will be handed to state airport company AENA, Murcia regional president Fernando López Miras announced on Wednesday. The state company...

Monarch airlines ceases trading

Over 300,000 passengers are affected by Monarch Airlines annonucement that it ceases trading immediately. The airline operated several weekly flights from Alicante airport. Around...

Airports strike called off

AIRPORT users sighed in relief on Tuesday when an initial agreement between workers unions and employees was signed effectively calling off 25 days of...

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