Manchester – Almeria routes announced by Monarch

UK airline Monarch has confirmed that they will be flying between Manchester and Almeria airport throughout this winter twice weekly. Flights will be on Monday, Thursday and Sundays until September, and on Thursdays and Sundays from then until November. From November until next March, flights will be on every Friday with additional flights on Mondays during the peak season only. See the winter route info here.

Jet2 may be coming to Almería

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

Corvera set back as concessionary finally fired

Aeromur has had all links with Corvera airport formally severed, meaning the ill fated airport, in the style of the Marie Celeste, is now coasting onwards with nobody on board. You’ll remember that Aeromur is the company that was supposed to run Covera airport, a consortium setup of local bigwigs and Murcia Region. When their financing went poof! in the recession, the Murcian government stepped in to underwrite an eye watering debt. A debt which Continue reading Corvera set back as concessionary finally fired

Almeria airport only flying to 20 destinations this year

The summer schedule of destinations for Almería Airport has been unveiled and it’s a poor show: just 20 European destinations this year, down from 26 last year. A further 9 national destinations will be served from the airport. AENA says that you will be able to fly on a regular flight this year to Holland, Denmark, UK, Slovakia, Belgium, Eire, Germany, Sweden, Poland, Iceland (?), France, Portugal and the Checz Republic. A full list of Continue reading Almeria airport only flying to 20 destinations this year

107 passengers stranded because Almeria Airport “closed for the night”

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Friday evenings Vueling flight from Barcelona to Almería arrived 20 minutes late due to bad weather. Passengers disembarked as normal, and the people waiting for the return flight (107 of them) duly filed out through security onto the tarmac, into the rain, to board the flight. Trouble was that the earliest the plane could be prepared to take off would have been 23.15, and the airport closes at 22:45. Meaning everyone had to traipse back Continue reading 107 passengers stranded because Almeria Airport “closed for the night”

Alicante airport – Mojacar shuttle bus starts

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The company behind the popular Almeria airport – Mojacar shuttle bus has announced it’s launching a new Alicante – Mojacar area shuttle this Monday 27th October. “Exclusive Airport Shuttles” explains: This is a daily service for flights arriving between 09.30am and 11.45am, or flights departing 10:30 am onwards. The bus departs Alicante airport at 12.30pm or before if all passengers have arrived. Ask driver for departure time on the day of arrival. When you arrive Continue reading Alicante airport – Mojacar shuttle bus starts

Almería airport reduces losses by 30% – only loses 6 million a year

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So that’s something. AENA “only” lost 5.9 million euros on Almeria Airport last year, and the airport now has an accumulated debt of 128 million euros. But it’s the Andalucian airport that has grown the most this year, with traffic figures up 26%, mainly due to international tourism flights and the return of flights that were cancelled in 2013. 177.784 passengers went through Almeria last year, down 23% on 2012 figures. Ryanair continues to be Continue reading Almería airport reduces losses by 30% – only loses 6 million a year

AENA national airports to be privatised

Almeria airport

The Council of Ministers has rubber stamped the sale of 49% of AENA, the operator of Spanish airports. AENA owns 46 airports and a couple of heliports, and is losing so much cash the beancounters can’t count it. 28% of the company will be floated on the stock market, and the rest sold off to technical partners and long term investors. The government had wanted to sell off 60% but has finally decided to keep Continue reading AENA national airports to be privatised

Almeria flying to 33 destinations this summer

You’ll be able to fly to 33 cities across Europe from Almeria this year, and the new Ryanair Dublin flight started yesterday. That’s more than ever before at this time of year. Until October, there will be a twice weekly service to Guinness-land. La Voz doesn’t bother listing the cities, so I won’t either, but it’s 33 cities across 14 European nations, although more could be added as we go through the year. Last year, Continue reading Almeria flying to 33 destinations this summer