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U3A Away Day to Cartagena

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Thursday 23rd, saw a coachload of Torrevieja U3A members taking a ride to Cartagena for a day of sightseeing, shopping, and for some, enjoying...

Punta Prima vacation – from multi-million pound North Sea oil and...

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Andrew Atkinson talks to Corey Bateman French, 24, from North Sheilds, on vacation in Punta Prima, who works on oil and gas platforms in...

Costa Blanca ‘Blown Away’ as Storm Gloria brings chaos and death

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The storm "Gloria" and the acute drop in temperatures that arrived on the Mediterranean coastline on Sunday night,  is undoubtedly caused by the climate...

Alicante-Elche airport is operational

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First flight departure to Warsaw was at 6.30 this morning Aena has resumed operations at Alicante-Elche airport at 5.00 am this morning. The first...

Monday sees Corvera receive 69 diverted flights from Alicante and Valencia

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A spokesman for Murcia International Airport has said that Corvera will handle a total of 69 diverted flights from Alicante and Valencia on Monday...

Passenger mayhem as Storm Gloria forces closure of Alicante Airport all...

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The Alicante-Elche Airport Emergency Cabinet has decided to extend until tomorrow the closure of the airport as Storm Gloria continues to devastate the province....

Schools closed as Storm Gloria dumps the first snowfall on the...

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Large areas of El Comtat, l'Alcoià, Alto Vinalopó, Marina Alta and an area to the north of l'Alacantí are now covered with snow. Traffic...

Costa Blanca’s Alicante-Elche airport closed in wake of forecast storms

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Debris on the roof at Alicante-Elche airport from huge fire pauses security measures By Andrew Atkinson Leader EXCLUSIVE Alicante-Elche airport will be closed from Sunday,...

Chaotic scenes as Alicante-Elche airport reopens after the fire

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Hundreds of passengers are now queuing at airline desks in Alicante airport as they attempt to either get onto a rescheduled flight or to...

ALICANTE-ELCHE AIRPORT REMAINS CLOSED UNTIL AT LEAST 2PM

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The fire leaves the Costa Blanca without an airport until 2 pm: diversions for 160 flights Alicante-Elche airport will remain closed to air traffic until...

ALICANTE-ELCHE AIRPORT REOPENS TO PUBLIC AFTER DRAMATIC FIRE

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Alicante-Elche airport (IATA: ALC) has now reopened after it had been closed following the outbreak of a fire in the terminal on Wednesday at...

BREAKING NEWS – PASSENGERS EVACUATED AS ALICANTE AIRPORT ON FIRE

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News is reaching us of an outbreak of fire at Alicante airport. The terminal has been completely evacuated and police and the emergency services...

Spanish Air Traffic Controllers in Court as proceedings commence against strikers

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Spanish Air Traffic Controllers are back in Court as proceedings commence on Wednesday, January 15, against 133 ATC that went on strike in 2010. Spanish...

5 Extreme Places to Visit for Students

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Do you know where are the most extreme places in the world? Read our list and choose one to visit next year! Ennedi Plateau,...

Flybe, Alicante-Elche airport running as normal despite crisis talks

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By Andrew Atkinson Flybe, Europe's largest regional airline - serving nine countries from 85 european airports - including Alicante-Elche airport are running as normal, amidst...

Corvera Airport celebrates first Anniversary

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Corvera Airport, which will celebrate its first anniversary on Wednesday, has managed to exceed its target of one million passengers in 2019 and has...

Snow joke! – easyJet snowboarding row

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By Andrew Atkinson A family's snowboarding trip to Barcelona was missed after delays at check-in - despite luggage loaded onto the plane - that departed...

Willie Walsh to retire at the end of March

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Willie Walsh has decided to retire and will leave his post as CEO of IAG (International Airlines Group) and chief executive of the group...

Two passenger aircraft with  268 people on board in ‘near miss’...

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TWO passenger aircraft with approaching 300 people on board were involved in what could have been disastrous in a 'near miss' collision over Spain. A...

Alicante-Elche airport tops 15 million passengers

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Aena says that it expects the Alicante-Elche terminal to close 2019 having processed in excess of 15 million travellers, 8% more than 2018 with...

900,000 Irish passports issued in 2019 as UK gets ready to...

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By Andrew Atkinson More than 900,000 Irish passports were issued in 2019, according to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade - as the date...

First Ryanair Buzz Livery: Boeing 737-8200 Max

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Ryanair’s Boeing 737-8200 Max aircraft heading to Buzz - according to the airline’s chief pilot By Andrew Atkinson LEADER EXCLUSIVE Ryanair’s new Buzz livery Boeing...

Boeing Sack Chief in Wake of 737 MAX Crashes

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Boeing has sacked chief executive, Dennis Muilenburg, in a bid to restore confidence in the airline company. David Calhoun, Boeing's current chairman, will take over...

GuruWalk Spanish startup secures €1M funding

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The investment round was lead by Harvard Alumnae and mentors from the SeedRocket accelerator group. Before August 2020, they expect to close another...

Passenger numbers continue to fall at Corvera

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The Murcia International Airport processed 8,000 fewer travellers in November, than San Javier during the same period last year, and a total of 172,656...

ALICANTE-ELCHE FIGHTS DELAYED AFTER JET SKIDS OFF RUNWAY AT LIVERPOOL JOHN...

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By Andrew Atkinson LATEST NEWS FLIGHTS from Alicante-Elche to Liverpool John Lennon Airport were delayed on Wednesday - after a private jet skidded off the...

Staying safe on holiday

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You can suffer from a personal injury wherever you are. But being somewhere new could increase the chances, purely because you’re not familiar with...

6 Travel Tips for Exploring a New Country 

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Visiting a new country is usually exciting and daunting in equal measure, but whether the vacation lasts a couple of weeks, a month or...

ON A WING AND A PRAYER

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French National strike leads to Ryanair, EasyJet and British Airways cancelled flights Eurostar cancel travel By Andrew Atkinson FLIGHTS to Spain have been cancelled -...

Expats enjoy life in Barcelona and Madrid

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The annual expat city ranking reveals how expats rate life in 82 cities around the world. Barcelona (7th) ranks among the top 10 cities...