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Alicante-Elche Airport Passenger Numbers Break Records in October

Alicante-Elche airport recorded a big 19.5 percent rise in passenger numbers in October, compared to a year earlier. Official figures logged over one point two million travellers using the airport, and as reported by The Courier last week, there was a symbolic moment of the eleventh million passenger passing through at the start of November

No Worries For Ryanair

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Low-cost carrier Ryanair says that they don’t see any falls in UK visitor numbers flying into Alicante-Elche airport because of Brexit and the current falls in the exchange rate between the pound and the euro. The comments came after Valencian political leaders expressed concern about the possible uncertainty of what might happen in regard to

Tourist Jitters

Valencian President Ximo Puig has said that there is uncertainty over how Brexit would affect UK tourist numbers for the Valencia region and the Costa Blanca. Puig (pictured left) was speaking at the World Travel Market in London this week, which he was attending with Valencia Tourist Agency chief Francesc Colomer. “This is a delicate

Forget The Rumours

British people living in Spain have been told not to listen to Internet rumours and misinformation in the aftermath of this year’s Brexit vote. Alicante’s British Consul, Sarah-Jane Morris, on a visit to the Northern Costa Blanca, also encouraged British nationals to register on the local council padrons.  Morris hosted special meetings for the British

No Great Surprise

Alicante-Elche airport will set an all-time record for passenger numbers at the end of the year, with more than 12 million people travelling to and from it during 2016. The not-too-surprising statement came from the Madrid government delegate to the Valencian Government delegate, Juan Carlos Moragues, on a trip to the Customs offices run by

“Disappearing” Brits

Torrevieja’s population is continuing to plummet according to official padron figures which show that 15 thousand residents have “disappeared” over the last two years, of which a large proportion are said to be UK citizens. The municipal census figures put Torrevieja’s population at just over 93 thousand, with compared to 108 thousand in June 2014,

Captura Capture

A suspected British pervert on the run from UK authorities has been arrested less than a day after his picture appeared in the latest Operation Captura list of fugitives trying to escape justice. Matthew Sammon was detained on the Costa del Sol after undercover police swooped on his camper van in the Fuengirola area. He

EUR 320 million VAT fraud: key targets arrested

Yesterday, from a coordination centre located at Eurojust, prosecution and law enforcement authorities from Austria, Belgium, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK, supported by Europol and Eurojust, delivered a further blow to an organised criminal group responsible for defrauding EU citizens of approximately EUR 320 million in a […]

A Decade Of Captura

Ten more of the most wanted British fugitives believed to be hiding in Spain’s expat communities have been revealed in a new appeal by independent UK crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers and the National Crime Agency (NCA). Publication of the latest list coincides with the 10th anniversary of Operation Captura –a multi-agency campaign which has seen 76

Nowhere To Hide

Spanish authorities have now arrested two British men on the Costa Blanca in a matter of weeks, after they tried to flee UK justice over child sex abuse charges. The latest case saw a 61-year-old detained on the Orihuela Costa by the National Police and taken to court to Madrid ahead of an extradition hearing. He’s wanted in

Let’s Do Lunch

British Prime Minister Theresa May met with Spain’s acting Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy for a working lunch in Madrid yesterday. The talks were dominated by the issue of Brexit with a Downing Street spokesman saying that May made it clear that she wants to protect the rights of all EU nationals, including those from Spain,

Limit Changes

The British Government has announced plans to scrap the current 15-year time limit on British citizens who live in Spain registering as overseas electors. The changes would give all eligible British citizens who have lived in the UK a lifelong right to vote in parliamentary elections. It would mean all eligible overseas electors are able

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