Tag: Transport

Motorcyclist Killed in Alicante

A 24-year-old has died Saturday after crashing his motorcycle against a lamppost on a curve driving along Avenida de Elche in Alicante. The crash happened at around eight o’clock with ambulances sent to the scene, but resuscitation attempts failed. There were no visible signs on the road of the motorcycles braking before crashing into the …

Pedestrian Knocked Down in Petrer

A man was killed on Friday morning when he was hit by an articulated lorry as he crossed the A-31 (Alicante-Madrid) in Petrer. According to the Guardia Civil, the incident occurred at around eight o’clock at kilometer 202.4 of the road in the Madrid direction. The Guardia Civil are investigating the causes of an incident …

The Brits are Still Coming – On Mass

Falling exchange rates and Brexit fears do not seem to be bothering UK tourists coming to the Costa Blanca, according to latest figures from the National Statistics Institute. On the back of a record 2016 for foreign tourism, the January returns show a massive 32 percent hike in the number of British visitors coming to

Tourist Toppers

Spain has smashed the record for visits from foreign tourists last year, with a total of 71 and a half million visitors, and that’s before figures for December are factored in early next month! In November alone, four point one million foreign visitors arrived in Spain, according to the National Institute of Statistics (INE). Up

No Worries For Ryanair

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

Alicante Flight Declares Emergency

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A flight from Alicante to Cardiff today declared an emergency while in the air because of a technical issue. 137 passengers were on board the scheduled flight. Vueling explained that the problem was detected before landing. A Vueling spokesman said “A technical issue was detected before landing and following all safety procedures the Captain requested […]

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