The government has just announced that Madrid-Barajas airport will be renamed Adolfo Suárez in honour of the deceased first democratically elected Prime Minister of Spain. See Who was Adolfo Suárez? for more. The official name of Spain’s largest airport will be henceforth ‘Aeropuerto Adolfo Suárez, Madrid-Barajas’. The proposal was put forwards today by the Minister for Development and backed by the Mayor of Madrid, Ana Botella. The proposal has been accepted by the Prime Minister, Continue reading Barajas airport in Madrid to be renamed Adolfo Suarez
A Madrid – Barcelona flight was evacuated after a joke went wrong this afternoon. The flight was at Madrid’s Barajas airport when a passenger sent a whatsapp message to his wife joking that there were three suspicious looking islamists sitting across the row from him. His wife, failing to understand the joke, rang the Guardia Civil saying that her husbands flight had been hijacked.
Air Europa has announced that it is to launch a scheduled flight between Almeria Airport and Madrid Barajas. It will fly twice on weekdays and once on Sundays. Flights start on the 17th of Feb with tickets costing from €113 per seat. The airline has promised to cover the route only until the 31st of July 2014, at which point it has the option to continue with the route. Air Europa also announced this week Continue reading Almeria – Madrid route taken up by Air Europa
A Ryanair jet from Madrid to Gran Canaria had to return to Barajas airport this morning and make an emergency landing after the cabin suffered a sudden fall in pressure. Nobody on flight FR2011 was injured, although a number of passengers were treated at the scene for nosebleeds, headaches and ear problems. Regresa a Barajas por problemas técnicos un avión de Ryanair que iba a Canarias http://t.co/8VQR30hv [ABC] #Economia — La Red Económica (@RedEconomica) September Continue reading Second Ryanair jet in emergency landing this week after cabin depressurizes
There are calls for the Spanish air board safety committee to investigate Ryanair after three of its jets had to make Mayday calls to Valencia airport and make emergency landings after running dangerously low on fuel. The flights were supposed to be flying to Madrid, but had to divert due to a severe thunderstorm over the Spanish capital. They only just had enough fuel to make it to their alternate destination. Ryanair pilots have complained Continue reading 3 Ryanair planes emergency land at Valencia as they run out of fuel
Hold onto your hats for Europe’s latest low cost airline, called Iberia Express. Iberia, recently purchased by / which bought out [depends which politician you listen to] BA, has realised that the amount of money it’s losing on the internal flights it’s forced to run by Madrid is colossal. These are those lovely little flights such as the Almeria – Madrid daily return route, which sometimes has as many as 3 people on board. Of Continue reading Iberia to launch a new low cost line
Ryanair has announced that it is to start a three times a week (Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays) service between Almeria and Madrid (Barajas) as from the 14th of July. This is in conjunction with the new Almeria – Dusseldorf route which the company announced would also start flying in July.
The P.P. party will present tomorrow a motion in Parliment to change the name of Madrid Airport from Barajas to “Aeropuerto Adolfo Suárez”. Adolfo Suárez was the first elected Prime Minister of Spain after Francos death and was one of the architects of Spains democratic model. The proposal (which has been approved by his family) is intended to honour his memory.