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Spanish airline to cease operations


January 28th, 2012 - 12:23 pm ICT by IANS
Barcelona, Jan 28 (IANS/EFE) Spanish airline Spanair said Friday it is ceasing operations and plans to go to court next week to seek bankruptcy protection.The financially struggling carrier issued a ... Read more...

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Spain cancels plan to privatise airports


January 24th, 2012 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Jan 24 (IANS/EFE) Spain said Monday that it has halted the plan to privatise management of the country's two busiest airports.Now is not the time to put the significantly ... Read more...

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Pilot arrested in Madrid for smuggling cocaine


August 24th, 2011 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Aug 24 (IANS/EFE) An Aeromexico co-pilot was arrested at the Madrid-Barajas International Airport on charges that he smuggled 42 kg of cocaine into Spain on a flight from ... Read more...

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Aeromexico makes first biofuel trans-Atlantic flight


August 3rd, 2011 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, Aug 3 (IANS/EFE) An Aeromexico Boeing 777 arrived in the Spanish capital Tuesday, marking the first trans-Atlantic commercial flight powered in part by biofuel."Fantastic" was pilot Francisco Fernandez Sarda's ... Read more...

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Human error blamed for 2008 plane crash in Madrid


July 30th, 2011 - 11:47 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, July 30 (IANS/EFE) The crew was at fault in the August 2008 crash of a Spanair MD-82 airliner in the vicinity of Madrid's Barajas International Airport that left 154 ... Read more...

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166 flights cancelled in Madrid due to snow


January 12th, 2010 - 11:54 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, Jan 12 (IANS/EFE) The storm currently sweeping Spain with snow and fog has forced the cancellation of 166 flights at Madrid's Barajas International Airport and delays of up to six hours ... Read more...

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Spanish airline shutdown leaves Christmas travellers stranded


December 23rd, 2009 - 6:28 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, Dec 23 (IANS/EFE) Thousands of travellers, many of them Latin American immigrants trying to head home for Christmas, remained stranded here after Spanish airline Air Comet shutdown its operations. The low-cost carrier, ... Read more...

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Winter storm snarls transport in Spain


December 22nd, 2009 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Dec 22 (EFE) The wave of cold weather in Spain and the heavy snowfall Monday in Madrid caused numerous flights to be cancelled and traffic jams on some roads in the ... Read more...

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Spain arrests 92-year-old drug smuggler


October 20th, 2009 - 12:05 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Oct 20 (EFE) A 92-year-old woman was arrested at Madrid's Barajas International Airport after more than four kilos of cocaine were found attached to her body, authorities said. The arrest took place ... Read more...

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Spain rejects asylum bid from Bin Laden’s son (Lead)


November 6th, 2008 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Nov 6 (IANS) Spain has rejected an asylum request from a son of Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, EFE reported Thursday quoting interior ministry sources.The ministry said Omar bin Laden's ... Read more...

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Death toll in Madrid plane crash rises to 153 (Lead)


August 21st, 2008 - 8:36 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, Aug 21 (IANS) With six more survivors succumbing to thier injuries, the death toll in the Spanair plane crash at Madrid's Barajas International Airport Wednesday rose to 153, Spanish Development Minister ... Read more...

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