I’ve just been on a trip back to the UK, and decided to go via Málaga airport*. Now that the motorway is open all the way there, I wanted to see how easy it is to get to this airport. As the fourth biggest airport in Spain, flights are cheap and plentiful to all points of the UK (and other European destinations), so could it be a serious alternative to Alicante? The answer is, yes Continue reading A trip to Málaga airport
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!
It’s been over 20 years in the making, but the Almería to Málaga A7 coastal motorway will finally be finished next year. It hasn’t been an easy motorway to build, the sharp cliffs and unstable terrain has made the motorway a slow and costly affair to build. The Castillo de Baños (Polopos) – Albuñol bit will open at the end of this month in a lavish ceremony: the 15 kilometre stretch has cost a whopping Continue reading Almería – Málaga A7 motorway will finally open next year
The Mayor of Benaoján, Málaga has been denounced for constantly smoking inside the townhall, despite it being prohibited. A news crew went to interview him about the allegation, but he didn’t seem interested in talking to them – he just barked at them before walking off. Literally. “Bow wow” he went.
A large police operation cordoned off a home in Alhaurin el Grande (Malaga) which was demolished today. A protest by the pressure group “Stop Derribos” failed to prevent the machines reaching the home after they were moved away by riot police, according to local press. The home has been condemned since 2010, but repeated actions by the townhall lead to the sentence being constantly put off. It seems the demolition was delayed as the Junta Continue reading Home demolished in Malaga with heavy police protection
The Malaga hospital Carlos Haya will be renamed to the “Provincial Hospital of Malaga”, after pressure by anti-fascist groups. Carlos Haya was a fascist war hero in the Spanish Civil War, and naming famous things after such people are frowned upon in 21st century Spain. The decision was announced by the head of the Junta de Andalucia’s Committee for the Democratic Memory of History. Ironically enough, this Orwellian sounding committee is, in fact, a bunch Continue reading Carlos Haya hospital renamed but no cash to print new signs
The head of the Environmental Police (Seprona) in the Malagan town of Coin has been charged with organising an illegal hunt for wild boar last January. It seems the police chief – a fanatical local hunter- offered to help organise the local hunt in which over a 120 local hunters, together with beaters, went out shooting wild boar. 7 other officers have also been charged in the case. In exchange for helping to organise this, Continue reading Environmental police Chief done for organising an illegal hunt
A drunken British resident of Nerja ran over a town councillor in the Malaga town of Nerja this morning, before fleeing. A passing police patrol spotted the incident and followed the fleeing man home, where he was arrested as he parked his car. He was “substantially” over the limit, and according to witnesses was driving down the main street on the wrong side of the road. The town councillor had stepped out in front of Continue reading Drunken Brit runs over Nerja town councillor whilst driving on the wrong side of the road
Blue Air, the Romanian budget airline, has confirmed it is studying the possibility of running flights between Almeria and Bucharest “in the very near future”. The airline says that the established population of some 45,000 Romanians in the province means that a steady audience is available. Fly Me, the Romanian travel agents that operate Blue Air flights in Spain, point out that a Málaga route is already profitable for Blue Air, despite the fact that Continue reading Romanian budget airline may start Almeria flights soon