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FITUR, Spain's biggest tourism trade fair, opens
Travel/Tourism Wed, Jan 22, 2020

FITUR, Spain's biggest tourism trade fair, opens

PROBABLY one of the world's biggest tourism trade fairs, FITUR celebrates its 40 anniversary this year and has now opened its doors for its 2020 edition, which will run until this coming Sunday, January 26. Around...

Ryanair 'will not change its baggage policy' despite Madrid court ruling
Travel/Tourism Mon, Nov 25, 2019

Ryanair 'will not change its baggage policy'...

LOW-COST carrier Ryanair says it has no plans to change its hand luggage policies despite losing a case in a Madrid court over charging a passenger for carrying a small handbag. Until two years ago, Ryanair allowed...

Iberia to buy out Air Europa: Madrid airport to compete 'on a level with' Heathrow
Travel/Tourism Mon, Nov 4, 2019

Iberia to buy out Air Europa: Madrid airport to compete...

IBERIA'S holding company has reportedly struck a deal to buy Air Europa for the sum of €1 billion, which it will hand over in full on the date of contract completion. International Airlines Group (IAG), which owns...

Norwegian to run new route from Madrid to Boston
Travel/Tourism Mon, May 6, 2019

Norwegian to run new route from Madrid to Boston

LOW-COST airline Norwegian has announced a new route from Madrid to Boston, Massachusetts, in the USA, making it the only carrier other than Iberia to cover the connection. It will run flights in either direction every...

FITUR international tourism trade fair in full swing
Travel/Tourism Thu, Jan 24, 2019

FITUR international tourism trade fair in full swing

ONE of Europe's largest tourism industry trade fairs, FITUR, opened its doors on Monday in Madrid, was officially opened by the King and Queen yesterday (Wednesday) and will be opened a third time – to the general...

Madrid flights narrowly miss Heathrow drone shutdown
Travel/Tourism Tue, Jan 8, 2019

Madrid flights narrowly miss Heathrow drone shutdown

FLIGHTS have just resumed at London's Heathrow airport after a sudden shutdown at 18.00 local time (19.00 mainland Spain time) due to a drone sighting near the runways. Mirroring the incident at London Gatwick...

First Boeing 787-9 lands in Madrid airport
Travel/Tourism Sat, Feb 17, 2018

First Boeing 787-9 lands in Madrid airport

THE first-ever Boeing 787-9 has landed in Madrid's Adolfo Suárez-Barajas airport, owned by Air Europa and flown over from the factory in South Carolina, USA. It is the first of 16 Boeing 787-9s due to be added to...

Madrid's Plaza de España building to open as Riu hotel next summer
Travel/Tourism Sat, Jan 20, 2018

Madrid's Plaza de España building to open as Riu hotel...

MADRID'S iconic Plaza de España building will finally open as a four-star hotel in summer 2019 under management of the international holiday resort chain Riu. Major renovation works – which the company desscribed...

TAP Portugal passengers stranded for 24 hours with no explanations
Travel/Tourism Mon, Dec 11, 2017

TAP Portugal passengers stranded for 24 hours with no...

DOZENS of passengers have been left stranded in Oporto after their TAP Portugal flight to Madrid was cancelled and no further information given. They were due to fly to the Spanish capital on Sunday at 20.15, but were...

Furious Cifuentes misses uncle's funeral due to Air Europa delays
Travel/Tourism Sun, Nov 12, 2017

Furious Cifuentes misses uncle's funeral due to Air...

MADRID'S regional president Cristina Cifuentes has complained to Air Europa after a five-hour take-off delay meant she missed her beloved uncle's funeral in the far north-western region of Galicia. “I've...

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