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Vueling will reach its record number of flights this summer, with over 500 flights per day between the 15th of June and the 15th of September, serving 105 destinations in Europe, Asia and Africa. Production Director, Fernando Val, explained that &ldquo…

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Vueling will reach its record number of flights this summer, with over 500 flights per day between the 15th of June and the 15th of September, serving 105 destinations in Europe, Asia and Africa. Production Director, Fernando Val, explained that “every two minutes a Vueling airplane will take off for more than one hundred destinations”, and with 33 new routes this summer, many of which had not previously been operated by them, “Vueling’s growth is based on connections to Germany, the Nordic countries and Russia, with four direct flights to Moscow”. In 2009, Vueling had 36 planes and 120 routes, and this year already has 70 planes and 222 routes and foresees a 15% increase in the number of seats offered.

Maritime rescue helicopter Helimer 201 rescued the crew off a sunken boat this week, after receiving a Mayday call on the emergency channel from a ship 30 nautical miles to the east of Valencia. An automatic distress call was also sent out, resulting in the immediate despatch of the helicopter, which managed to extract the crew who were in a life raft by the time they reached them, only a short time after receiving the call for help. All crew were flown direct to hospital in Valencia, where they were recovering well.

A 45 year old man suffered serious injuries when the truck he was driving crashed on the CV-12 road at Ares del Maestre. However, there were also a number of fatalities recorded in the crash, as the truck was carrying live pigs, some of which were killed in the smash. An emergency helicopter took the driver of the truck to Castellón General Hospital, suffering a head injury and multiple bruises.

Guardia Civil traffic cops across Valencia summonsed 250 drivers during the month of May, some 15.6% less than the same month last year. Of the total, 94 people were identified as driving without a license, whereas 155 were driving under the influence of alcohol. One serious speeding offence recorded a driver doing 190 kilometres per hour in a 100 section. In the province of Alicante, 56 drivers were brought to justice for lack of permit or license and 80 for driving under the influence of alcohol, making Alicante the worst province in the region. Castellón saw 23 and 29 cases respectively, and the province of Valencia had just 15 drivers without a license and 46 having consumed alcohol.

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