Low passenger numbers have caused airlines to drop 11 routes from Almeria airport this month. We were supposed to have 29 routes across Europe this summer, but only 18 continue to function after airlines suddenly cancelled the rest for August. Five of the cancelled routes were low cost and charter flights to European cities: Birmingham, Belgrade, Helsinki, Rome, Oslo. The other six were all to other Spanish cities: Tenerife South, Bilbao, Santander, Santiago de Compostela, Continue reading 11 destinations including Birmingham abruptly dropped from Almeria airport
The famous caves of Altamira, which hold some of Europe’s oldest cave paintings, are to reopen to the public on a limited basis. Each week, five people will be selected by lottery and allowed in with a guide. The openings will continue until August, in order to see what effect they have on the cave. If the Altamira foundation feels it is appropriate, they may up the frequency of visits after August. The caves have Continue reading Altamira caves will reopen to the public
Employees of Turre townhall were informed this evening that they won’t be getting paid this month. It seems that the mayor (Arturo Grima, PP) has a choice between paying the salaries, or paying off the interest the town owes Santander bank, according to Councillor Martin Morales (IU). And if he chooses to pay his workers, Santander can lodge criminal proceedings against him, because he had cash in the bank and owed the bankers money. So, Continue reading No salaries for Turre workers this month
This summer, you can fly to: Nationally: Oviedo, Bilbao, Santander, Santiago de Compostela, Zaragoza, Barcelona, Madrid, Melilla, Palma de Mallorca & Seville; Internationally: Niederrhein, Ámsterdam, Birmingham, Londres, Manchester, Luxemburgo, Nottingham, Estocolmo, Bruselas, Bratislava, Kosice, Praga, Brno, Reikiavik & Varsovia According to AENA, the airports operator. However, many of the international flights are charter only, operated by travel agents. The only international regular scheduled flights are to Niederrhein, Bruselas, Birmingham, Londres, Manchester & Nottingham.
Santander, the bank, has been caught out paying a whopping 248 million euros into the pension funds of its directors. This is on top of 40,1 million in salary and “expenses” claimed by the aforementioned directors, all during 2011. The news comes courtesy of a leak to El Mundo. There are currently 20 directors, but in order to cut costs and bring the bank into line with austerity Santander had announced, today, that it will reduce Continue reading Santander paid 248 million into directors pensions last year
Banco Santander has announced that it is to compensate all individual investors who lost money in the Madoff scam via its investment arm. Going to cost them around €1,380,000,000, it seems, and will be repaid in preferential participations and cash. Institutions can go whistle. Nice of them, but I can’t help wondering what ZP will give in exchange?