I’ve just been on a trip, and decided to go via Malaga airport. Now that the motorway is open all the way there, it’s a fantastically easy journey. We swung onto the motorway at junction 520 and steamed down westwards. We all know the trip to Almeria, so I’ll skip over that bit. Past Almeria we get into the heavier traffic around Roquetas / El Ejido for half an hour. But it’s a good run Continue reading A trip to Malaga airport
Stuff all the nonsense about whether Corvera will ever open, we now have the two largest airports in southern Spain at roughly the same distance from us. The new motorway to Malaga is fully open, and from here to Malaga will take roughly 2 hours 30 minutes. Malaga is now 110 minutes from Almeria city, add the 45 minutes it takes to get there and another 10 mins to get to the airport… Flights from Continue reading Motorway to Malaga is now open, and airport is now viable!
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.
The townhall of Alzira (Alicante) is in hot water after it erected a 4.32 metre high monolith remembering a 1982 flood that devastated the town, but committed over 30 spelling mistakes on the engraving. Tous dam broke one day in 1982, and the river Júcar broke its banks, flooding the town. The monolith shows how high the flash flood was. Missing accents, bad punctuation, grammatical errors and spelling mistakes riddle the inscription. The townhall has Continue reading 30 spelling mistakes on a new monolith
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
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
“Te vas a enterar“, the investigative programme on Cuatro TV, has been looking into Corvera airport (the massive private airport built in Murcia just 35 km from San Javier, which has never opened). It’s no Panorama, but hey, nice to see an attempt. The main thrust of the investigation is that the private consortium behind the airport is, according to rumours, about to go under. Meaning that the Region of Murcia will loose its investment, Continue reading Corvera airport investigation on Cuatro TV
La Verdad de Murcia says that Aeromur -the company supposed to be running Corvera airport- and the Murcian government had a hell of a meeting last week in which Aeromur told the Murcians that they were being laughed at by Madrid, and sidelined by AENA. The row comes as Murcia confessed that it still doesn’t have a firm opening date for Corvera airport, and AENA hints that it won’t allow San Javier flights to be Continue reading Corvera airport operator says Murcia is “being laughed at” by Madrid
Of course not. But as a cunning plan designed to lure the wealthy American tourists in, it’s even more of a blinder than ACEM’s plan to cover Mojacar with expensive statues of Walt Disney. A chap in Aielo (Valencia) swears blind his great-uncle invested the recipe after traveling the world, and started making it in the town. They even sent a few bottles up to the King, who enjoyed it. However, in 1885 he sold Continue reading Was Coca-Cola invented in Valencia?