Category: Transport

RESCUE PLAN FOR TOLL ROADS IMMINENT

The Ministry of Public Works has announced that in the next few days there will be a consensual agreement among all parties on creating a rescue package for the nation´s toll road network, but it will be a delicate operation as a solution will no…

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SPANAIR FORCED INTO LIQUIDATION

The commercial court of Barcelona has issued the order for the liquidation of the Spanish airline Spanair, having received the final report of the receivers, bringing the airline’s equity deficit at 519.38 million euro.
Spanair creditors filed for vol…

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TEN WEEKEND ROAD DEATHS

Ten people have died in nine traffic accidents on Spanish roads over the weekend, as reported by the Directorate General of Traffic, the DGT, in their provisional figures between 15:00 on Friday and 20:00 on Sunday. Amongst those who have died, five we…

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BARCELONA FLIGHT IN EMERGENCY LANDING

An Easyjet plane from Barcelona, bound for Berlin, made an emergency landing at Malpensa airport near Milan today, after the aircraft suffered a broken window.
Italian media report that the plane requested an emergency landing due to the breakage whic…

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TRAFFIC FINE INCENTIVES QUESTIONED

The Spanish government has denied an allegation made via the PSOE that Guardia Civil officers, specifically those involved in traffic law enforcement, are given targets and offered bonuses depending on the number of fines issued in a month.
Soria F&ea…

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MASSIVE INCREASE IN UNLICENSED DRIVERS

Intentional neglect or forgetfulness were the main causes of the delays in renewing a driver’s licenses in Spain, but experts now suggest that in the last three years the trend has changed and it is the inability to pay for renewals which is causing a …

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WHEELY DRUNK DRIVER

Police officers in Vigo, a municipality situated in the autonomous community of Galicia, in the northwest Spain, have arrested the 51 year old male driver of a car, a Spanish national and resident of the city, after they believed the driver may have be…

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GOVERNMENT BAILOUT NOT LIKELY FOR CORVERA YET

José Ballesta, the spokesperson for the regional government of Murcia, has said that the administration “will not give any kind of assistance” to the future concessionaire of Corvera airport, Aeromur, “because it is not covered…

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