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Drunk British pensioner sexually assaults Jet2 stewardess on flight to Spain’s Costa Blanca

A drunk British man, 66, sexually assaulted a Jet2 stewardess, forcing an Alicante-bound flight into an emergency landing in France. The intoxicated pensioner was hauled...

Ryanair unveils new winter routes as it celebrates 15 years of its Costa Blanca airport base in Spain

RYANAIR has launched four new routes for the winter season out of Alicante-Elche airport as it celebrated 15 years of having a base at...

Ryanair flight from Luton to Spain’s Murcia gets diverted as Corvera airport was closed for the night

A Ryanair flight from Luton to Corvera in Murcia suffered a two-hour take-off delay on Sunday- meaning it was too late for it land...

Costa Blanca airport in Spain gets rated among Europe’s best

SPAIN'S Alicante-Elche airport has got the fourth-highest ratings in Europe in a travellers survey. Online vacation home rental company Holidu compiled ratings and reviews from...

Drunk lorry driver zigzags for 30 kilometres on Costa Blanca motorway in Spain

A drunk lorry driver kept veering his vehicle between lanes for 30 kilometres on two Costa Blanca motorways. When he was pulled over by the...

Temperature records smashed as southern Costa Blanca sizzled in Spain

TEMPERATURE records were smashed on Monday as southern parts of Alicante Province sizzled in a heatwave. Alicante-Elche airport logged its highest temperature since opening in...

Costa Blanca airport in Spain welcomes bright new-look tourist information office

AN expanded Tourist Information office has gone into service within the arrivals area of Alicante-Elche airport. The refurbished office provides access to information for 24...

Benidorm’s Levante beach hosts summer police boost for Spain’s Costa Blanca

THE Policia Nacional launched their 'Operation Summer 2022' campaign at Benidorm's Levante beach on Friday with 225 trainee officers boosting their ranks during the...

Passenger numbers at Costa Blanca airport in Spain return to 87% of pre-pandemic levels

PASSENGER numbers at Alicante-Elche airport in June were 87% of levels seen in 2019- nine months before the Covid-19 pandemic struck. Airport operator Aena said...

Costa Blanca drugs traffickers use post offices in Spain to mail narcotics to UK and USA

THREE Czech nationals have been arrested for running a mail order drugs service out of the Costa Blanca. They were based in Playa de San...

Drone flying into protected airspace causes emergency alert at busy Costa Blanca airport in Spain

A drone owner faces a fine of up to €225,000 after causing an emergency alert at Alicante-Elche airport. An airline pilot sighted the drone flying...

Police chase thief in ‘movie-style’ pursuit across apartment rooftops of Costa Blanca town in Spain

A robber tried to escape the clutches of the police by running across rooftops in a town next to Alicante-Elche airport. The 24-year-old man was...

Smuggler stuffs live turtles, tortoises and crabs into carry-on suitcase for flight from Costa Blanca airport in Spain

A passenger planned to fly out of Alicante-Elche airport with 46 live turtles, tortoises and crabs in his carry-on luggage. The 64-year-old man was booked...

Passport control mayhem with drunk British tourist attacking police at Costa Blanca airport in Spain

A British man has been arrested at Alicante-Elche airport after attacking three Policia Nacional officers at passport control. The tourist flew in last weekend and...

Thief, 60, steals tourist suitcases from Costa Blanca airport in Spain

A suitcase thief got caught out at Alicante-Elche airport after parking his car badly and showing a fake driving licence to suspicious police officers. The...

Weekend Costa Blanca nightmare after UK mum loses passport and gets locked up in Spain for over 32 hours

A UK traveller to Spain was locked up at Alicante-Elche airport for over 32 hours after losing her passport during her journey from Glasgow...

Two arrests after elderly British woman is shot dead at her Costa Blanca home in Spain

TWO people have been arrested by the Policia Nacional over the fatal shooting of an 80-year-old British woman in the Elche area on Wednesday. A...

Wanted Polish man arrested at Costa Blanca airport in Spain after jetting in from Ireland

A Polish fugitive who had a European Arrest Warrant issued against him two years ago, has been caught at Alicante-Elche airport. The man, 37, flew...

Property revival continues on Spain’s Costa Blanca with new apartment complex to be built overlooking sea

PROPERTY developer Taylor Wimpey Spain will spend €18.8 million on a new development in the Santa Pola area of Alicante Province. Amara will be a...

Massive €1 million airport car parking swindle exposed on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A Belgian man has been arrested over a €1 million car parking scam at Alicante-Elche airport. The man, 50, ran an off-site long and medium-stay...

Costa Blanca man brutally beaten and knifed in face and buttocks as main aggressor flees Spain to the UK

A 21-year-old man required emergency facial surgery following a brutal gang beating in an Elche park. Three people have been arrested by the Policia Nacional...

Not so sunny Spain as Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Eastern Europe do much better in March sunshine stakes

MARCH in Spain was the least sunniest since 1983, according to the State Meteorological Agency(AEMET). 127.5 hours of sunshine was registered on average last month-...

Russian insurance agent arrested at Benidorm hotel in Spain after stealing €1.4 million of premium cash

A Russian swindler who stole €1.4 million of insurance premium cash has been arrested in a Benidorm hotel. The 57-year-old fraudster had an International Arrest...

Ukrainian refugees get phone call from bogus Red Cross worker in Spain’s Valencia amidst human trafficking fears

TWO female Ukrainian refugees claim they were the victims of a hoax phone call claiming to be from the Cruz Roja(Red Cross). The women said...

Holiday bookings to Benidorm are rising but bars and restaurants say ‘big-spending’ Russians will be missed in Spain

BENIDORM tourist groups say bookings are picking up but add that 'big-spending' Russian visitors will be missed due to grounded flights prompted by the...

Police union demands extra officers for Spain’s Costa Blanca airport to reduce UK traveller queues at passport control

A police union wants more officers at Alicante-Elche airport to reduce queues and numbers of missed flights for UK travellers who need their passports...

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