Alicante to Gatwick British Airways Flight in Fault Emergency

A British Airways Airbus from Alicante to London Gatwick, registration G-GATU,  was involved in an emergency situation on Tuesday, when the plane´s landing gear wouldn´t retract after takeoff. Flight BA2631, the 10:55 departure on Tuesday 18 September, 2018, took off without apparent incident, until moments later when the crew tried to retract the landing gear. …

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Barcelona to East Midlands Flight Suffers Technical Fault

Passengers from Barcelona to East Midlands on a Ryanair flight on Friday had to disembark onto the runway after the aircraft became disabled by a hydraulic fault. Flight FR-9387 had left Barcelona without incident and landed at East Midlands, but came to a stop on the runway with both tyres deflated. As the aircraft was …

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Ryanair Staff Announce Strike Date

September 28 is confirmed as being the next date when Ryanair staff strike over labout disputes with the company. Staff will walk out in Belgium, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal and Spain, in the hope that the threat will prompt shareholders to meet on September 20 to address the complaints. Theunions have said that they will …

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Ryanair Crew to Continue Strikes

Unions representing Ryanair workers in Spain have apologised in advance, as they have reinstated industrial action against the firm. Ryanair staff will once again strike, as the company, “continues to ignore the labour law of each country in which it operates”. The unions representing pilots, cabin crew and ground staff from Italy, Portugal, the Netherlands, …

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Ryanair adds London Luton to Alicante Elche Airport Schedule

Another route has been added to Ryanair´s schedule from Alicante-Elche airport, this time offering a direct link with London Luton, the third route that serves London. The timetable starts in October, offering services three services per week in each direction. Having faced a summer of controversy with strikes, which have now been settled, and changes …

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Airport Access Road Widening takes Step Closer

The scheme for widening the access road from the N-332 and motorway to Alicante-Elche Airport has taken a step closer to becoming a reality. Owners of properties and businesses bordering the roads have been notified that activities to claim the land necessary for the widening will start in September. The scheme will take land away …

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27 Kilos of Drugs Found in Airport Suitcases

Officers from the Guardia Civil have arrested a 48-year-old man at Alicante-Elche Airport, as he was about to catch a flight to Eindohven (Netherlands) with 27 kilos of marijuana hidden in two suitcases. The Guardia Civil report that it was specialist officers from the Office of Fiscal Analysis and Research (ODAIFI) who located the drugs …

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Alicante-Elche Airport Tablet Thieves Arrested

Two people, aged 28 and 42, have been arrested for allegedly stealing four tablets used for automated border control of passengers at Alicante-Elche Airport. According to a statement from the National Police, the equipment has a value of about 8,000 euro as it allows expediting the landing of passengers during the summer season. The stolen …

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Centauro Car Rental Celebrates 45 Years in Service

Spanish car rental company Centauro is celebrating 45 years serving visitors to Spain, with an expansion of their fleet to reach 20,000 vehicles. So far this year, the company has opened six new offices at key locations, four in the main airports in Italy, one in Portugal and one in Barcelona. In a statement, the …

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