The government has announced that it is to break RENFE, the national railways operator, up into four distinct business groups, and will permit private groups to operate rail services in Spain. The operation will be complete by July 2013. Spain currently has three public companies operating its railways: Renfe, the train operator, FEVE, which operates narrow gauge lines and ADIF, which maintains the network. FEVE will be dissolved and its operations passed to Adif and Continue reading RENFE to be broken up and private companies allowed onto Spanish railways
Look, I refuse to believe that anyone calls Garrucha “the San Sebastian of the south”. But even so, the new guide to the village is interesting. Find it here.
The move is in response to the recent increase in airport taxes, explained Michael O’Leary, everyone’s favourite Irishman. The main airports affected are Madrid and Barcelona, who have both hiked up their landing fees by about 50%. Ryanair says that this has made these routes unviable for the airline, adding that they previously carried about 2,3 million people a year on these routes. Ryanair estimates that around 2,000 jobs in the tourism sector will be Continue reading Ryanair drops 15 routes and reduces services on another 46 routes to Spain