Man dies on flight from Alicante Airport

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

According to various news sources, Paul Carter, a 66-year old man, suffered a heart attack on a Jet2 flight travelling from Alicante Elche Airport to East Midlands Airport in the UK.   According to Jo Allen, Mr Carter’s ex-wife, he had a history of heart disease, in fact “while he was at the airport he […]

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Possible strikes at Alicante Airport

Tuesday, September 5th, 2017

The prospect of strikes affecting travellers to Alicante Airport is looking more and more likely.   There are a series of strikes planned for the period from September to December which are targeted to hit the airport at peak times.  The support staff planning to strike include luggage staff, security, computer technicians as well as […]

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Drunken brawl breaks out at Alicante Airport

Tuesday, September 5th, 2017

It’s been reported that a woman who had been drinking heavily was involved in a serious brawl at Alicante Airport.  According to eye witness reports, a woman on a flight from Newcastle to Alicante had already been involved in a fight on board.  Some hours later, despite the police being asked to meet her at […]

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Thunderstorm in Barcelona, 2 flights diverted to Alicante Airport

Friday, July 11th, 2014

The massive thunderstorm that affected the Catalan coast on Monday this week forced fifteen outbound flights from Barcelona to cancel, according to the sources at Aena. Four flights had to divert, two of them to Alicante Airport, on their way to Barcelona Airport and the other two flights to Girona airport. The Airlines cancelled the […]

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Damage toll on Alicante Airport due to French air traffic controllers strike.

Saturday, June 28th, 2014

Six flights were cancelled at Alicante Airport on Wednesday due to the chaos caused by the French air traffic controllers strike.  Car rental companies and their customers also suffered from the knock on effects of the cancellations at Alicante Airport. Wednesday the 25th was the worse day of the strike where a total of 54 […]

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Alicante Airport News May/June

Saturday, June 21st, 2014

Alicante Airport increases options to European cities by launching three new routes. These are to Rennes (France), Munich and Frankfurt (Germany). Alicante Airport released these extra flights to European routes early last week, thus expanding its choice to international destinations for the summer season. So starting from the previous Saturday the Spanish carrier Vueling now […]

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Taxi service collapses at Alicante Airport, drivers protest for two hours against illegal taxis

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

Chaos ensued yesterday afternoon at the Son Sant Joan airport due to the taxi drivers.  For about two hours taxis leaving the airport ceased to run and to make matters worse they didn’t let any coach, minibus or pre-arranged taxi leave in protest against the illegal taxis known as ‘pirates’. The conflict began when a […]

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Airport News from May

Friday, May 16th, 2014

Aeroplane makes emergency landing in Alicante due to birth in flight A 26 weeks pregnant woman gave birth during the morning when flying from Nigeria to London Earlier this month a plane flying from Nigeria to London made ​​an emergency landing at Alicante Airport after a passenger gave birth in flight.  The woman, an African […]

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34% increase in air traffic passengers for the Balearic’s over Easter period

Friday, April 25th, 2014

Spain’s Development minister reveals a 34% increase in air traffic passengers for the Balearic’s over the 2014 Easter period with respect to 2013. The Development Minister, Ana Pastor , met  with Secretary of State for Infrastructure, Transport and Housing, Rafael Catalá, and with the president of the Balearic Islands, Jose Ramon Bauzá , to review […]

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‘Low cost’ carriers up 7.1% for first quarter of 2014

Saturday, April 19th, 2014

The Balearics however saw a 22.3% downturn in air passengers, a decline of 19.8% from Alicante de Mallorca airport alone. The low cost airlines in Spain took 4.82 million passengers in the first quarter of this year, a 7.1% rise in respect the same period last year,  according to data published by the Subdirección General […]

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