Despite much excitement last summer about Jet2 planning to fly to Almeria airport, including a leak from the county council about the plans, I’ve just been in touch with Jet2 who say “it’s not currently in our plans for 2016” to fly here. Obviously So that’s that rumour squashed. Back to Malaga airport it is! Jet2.com is the UK’s third largest tour operator by volume and also operates a fleet of 49 planes flying to Continue reading Jet2: no plans to fly to Almeria
Cadena Ser radio reports that Jet2 is in discussions today with local authorities about using Almería airport as its regional base. There has been no official confirmation from the company, but the radio reports a leak saying that the airline is looking at operating flights from May to October, and if successful, could extend this to all year round flights. Jet2.com is the UK’s third largest tour operator by volume and also operates a fleet Continue reading Jet2 may be coming to Almería
El Mundo reckons that Ryanair has accumulated 1201 “incidents” reported to the Spanish air safety board AESA since the beginning of the year, or about 50 a week. These “incidents” range from full scale emergencies such as cabin depressurization, or landing with not enough fuel in the tank, to “minor” infractions at airports or customer complaints. Mid-air terror for Ryanair passengers in Spain http://t.co/dfwqV5LA — The Olive Press (@olivepress) September 10, 2012 Ryanair carried 30 Continue reading Ryanair generates 50 incidents a week for the Spanish air safety board
It appears Spanair, Spain’s largest private airline, has gone bust after a Qatar investment fund pulled out of an investment talk. EFE, the news agency, is tonight reporting that the company is preparing a report, to be presented tomorrow to Spains’ aviation authority, admitting that it has run out of cash and cannot continue to operate. AENA, the airports authority, is preparing for a wave of cancellations as from midnight, and has already started to Continue reading Spanair goes bust – all flights likely to be cancelled as from tomorrow?
http://www.thereader.es/en/local-business-a-finance/303-new-airline-starts-59-return-trips-daily-to-madrid.html €59 return? That ain’t bad. Perfect for tourists who otherwise can’t get here in the winter. Fly to Madrid, change, fly onwards. Twice daily. Later Barcelona. Not too sure about them using some strange Brazilian plane made in Seville… Still, no extra charge for luggage and the seats are promised to be comfy. Amazing how the Junta doesn’t mind throwing money into a rat hole, as long as the rat is Andaluz. (The carrier Continue reading New air route to Madrid and Barcelona announced
Ryanair, which incidentally serves its gin in plastic bags, has cancelled all flights to Fuerteventura after deciding that the local tourism department was not promoting its flights heavily enough. (According to The Times). This means that anybody who has booked a flight to Fuerteventura through Ryanair for next year is, in a word, stuffed. They will get their flights refunded, but hotels or cars they’ve booked are up to them. This follows on only a Continue reading Ryanair bullies Fuerteventura
Juan Antonio Segura Vizcaino, PSOE Andalucian Spokesman has announced that the Almeria to Seville air bridge could be operation by 2009, with 60,000 passengers a year. It is expected to take 50 minutes (only takes 65 to Madrid or 130 to London; what sort of planes are they expecting to use?). One million euros has been allocated to start this up, together with another million euros put aside in case the airline makes a loss Continue reading Almeria-Seville Air Bridge could be operational by 2009