Category: Transport

SPAIN’S FIRST ALL FEMALE HEMS …

The Malpartida air base in Cáceres, Extremadora, has become a first for Spain, if not Europe, as the site now has the first air ambulance crew formed exclusively by women.
The team who make up the crew of the HEMS (Helicopter Emergency Medical …

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AIRBUS A330 TAKES OVER AMERICA

An Iberia Airlines Airbus A330 made her first operational flight from Madrid to Chicago and back this week, meaning that this state of the art jet will fly to most of the airline´s destinations in the USA, including Boston, New York, Miami and Ch…

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RYANAIR SEES PROFIT DROP

Ryanair has this week announced that in the first quarter of its fiscal year, from April to June, the company made a net profit of 78 million euro, representing a 21% drop on the same period last year. However, despite that figure, the airline also inc…

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CYCLE HELMET COMPROMISE REACHED

Having faced opposition to the enforcement of mandatory helmet wearing for cyclists in cities, the Spanish road traffic department has submitted a blueprint which eases the restrictions, which has received the approval of the Council of Ministers.
Thi…

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QUESTIONS FOLLOW TRAIN TRAGEDY

Prior to the incredible disaster this week, there had been a lot of positive coverage given to the Spanish high speed train network, with the launch of the Madrid to Alicante route, a spectacle of both excitement and protest, breaking all records and a…

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DAWN ON A DISASTER

As dawn broke on the tragic scene of what is set to be Spain´s worst train crash in history, around 200 emergency personnel are still working on the site at Angrois near Santiago de Campostela, searching and hoping to find any remaining survivors…

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AIRPORT NOW OFFICIALLY NAMED …

The official state bulletin has now been issued, passing into the statutes, that from the 12th of July, 2013, the principal airport serving the Costa Blanca is called “Alicante-Elche” airport.
The renaming of the airport has been an ongoin…

MORE TRAINS FROM MADRID TO ALICANTE

In light of the successful launch and operation of the high speed train between Madrid and Alicante, train operator RENFE has added an additional two trains each way to the weekend schedule, providing an additional 1,460 seats.
In addition to that, th…

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DREAMLINER LANDS IN ALICANTE

As reported in last week’s edition of The Leader, the Norwegian dreamliner, reg no. EI-LNA landed in Alicante last Friday from Oslo at the scheduled time of 9.45 am. Initially the aircraft is being used on shorter routes like Oslo-Alicante before being…

ELCHE RESIDENTS TO FUND AIRPORT …

Following the announcement of the cost to rename Alicante Airport, which is set to become Alicante – Elche Airport quite soon, a campaign to raise the 50,000 euro has already seen cash pledges from many different groups, companies and individuals…

TAG YOUR OWN BAG

Spanish airline Iberia has become the world´s first airline to offer the facility for passengers to download and print their own baggage tags from its website.
The MyBagTag service can be used on Iberia, Iberia Express and Air Nostrum flights on…

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