CORONAVIRUS

Spain will have to do deals with other countries if overseas tourism is to restart

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez announced on Saturday that tourists would be welcome from July, but fell short of announcing details of how that will happen

TOURISM AFTER THE CORONAVIRUS

Spanish government hoping domestic tourism will restart the sector by the end of June

Transportation Minister José Luis Ábalos says that the two-week quarantine for foreign arrivals will conclude when national mobility restrictions are lifted, and that empty seats on flights will not be required

CORONAVIRUS

Spain’s reeling tourism industry objects to travel restrictions

Airlines are refusing to space out passengers while hotels warn the quarantine will keep visitors away

CORONAVIRUS

Iberia Express passengers decry lack of social distancing on near-full flight

The airline claims that the plane, which flew from Madrid to the Canary Islands on Sunday, met all of the necessary safety requirements

CORONAVIRUS

Spain’s new coronavirus app could detect violators of lockdown rules

Sources say that the information will not be used for this purpose, but rather to give users personalized responses on regional health protocols

BUSINESS

Spanish rail company wins €5.6 billion contract to operate high-speed network in the United States

Renfe will be responsible for the line between Houston and Dallas in what will be the largest ever deal reached by a state-owned company outside of Spain

CORONAVIRUS

Spanish government and WHO question cancellation of Mobile World Congress

Organizers of the trade fair are citing causes outside their control to avoid paying compensation

CORONAVIRUS

Barcelona’s Mobile World Congress cancelled as firms drop out over coronavirus fears

Deutsche Telekom, Orange, BT Group and Nokia were among the latest companies to announce that they would not attend the upcoming tech event

CORONAVIRUS

Barcelona’s Mobile World Congress overshadowed by coronavirus cancellations

Organizers say the global tech event will go ahead later this month, but as more and more firms drop out, a Friday meeting is likely to determine whether it gets postponed or even axed

Rail travel in Spain

Introducing Spain’s new low-cost AVE: €10 tickets for Barcelona to Madrid

The head of Renfe, Isaías Táboas, speaks to EL PAÍS about what the new budget high-speed train service AVLO will offer when it launches next year

CORPORATE TAX

Twitter Spain pays less in taxes than on one worker’s salary

The Spanish affiliate of the micro-blogging website paid just €113,131 in corporate tax in 2018, while an average employee costs the company €131,578 – nearly €20,000 more

INDUSTRIAL ACTION

Ryanair cancels just 14 Spanish flights on first two days of September strikes

But airline Vueling and state rail operator Renfe have cut hundreds of journeys this weekend due to stoppages planned for one of the busiest travel times of the year

INDUSTRIAL ACTION

Ryanair pilots to join cabin crew in strike action planned for September

Unless a deal is reached this week, the low-cost airline’s aircrews will schedule stoppages on five days next month, compounding disruption from another 10 days of industrial action

INDUSTRIAL ACTION

If you are affected by Ryanair’s September strikes, can you claim compensation?

Cabin crew and pilots are planning a series of stoppages next month, but the airline has refused in the past to pay out the up to €600 in damages that passengers can request

INDUSTRIAL ACTION

Ryanair cabin crew in Spain will strike for 10 days in September

Unions confirmed the work stoppage after a seven-hour meeting with the low-cost airline, which said it would be closing its bases in Gran Canaria and Tenerife

AIRLINES

Ryanair cabin crew in Spain planning 10 days of strikes

The September stoppages, which have yet to be confirmed, are caused by plans to shut down three bases

INDUSTRIAL ACTION

Ryanair cabin crew to strike in September after airline threatens to close three Spanish bases

The low-cost air carrier has warned it may cut personnel working in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Tenerife Sur and Girona due to the delayed delivery of 30 Boeing 737 Max planes

INDUSTRIAL ACTION

Spain’s rail company cancels 1,152 train services due to four-day strike

The work stoppage will begin on Wednesday, July 31 and is expected to affect thousands of travelers as they leave for or return from summer vacation

DATA PROTECTION

Spain’s soccer league fined for app that listened for illegal broadcasts in bars

The application from La Liga would use the device’s microphone to detect TVs showing matches, which would then be crosschecked against establishments with the proper rights

INDUSTRIAL ACTION

Spanish unions planning strikes during Easter travel crunch

Airport ground workers, pilots and train drivers will all walk out on the job in April, coinciding with passenger peaks at transportation hubs

Transport

Uber launches new electric scooter rental service in Madrid

The company has placed 566 mobility devices across the Spanish capital and is giving users the chance to try Jump for free for the first 10 minutes in April

BUSINESS

Vodafone Spain announces 25% staff cutbacks, with as many as 1,200 jobs to go

The Spanish affiliate of the telecoms giant has justified the measures due to market conditions, with more and more customers opting for “low-cost” packages

TRANSPORTATION

Iberia, Norwegian and Air Europa top passenger complaints in Spain

In 2017 Spain’s State Air Security Agency reviewed 15,604 claims, representing a 50% rise from 2015

LABOR DISPUTES

Ryanair sacks staff who staged photo of themselves sleeping on airport floor

The low-cost carrier claims that the image, which quickly went viral and appeared in the media, has caused “damage to the reputation of the company”

TRANSPORTATION

Ryanair makes second change in a year to hand-baggage rules

From today, customers of the Irish airline will have to pay between €6 and €25 for certain sizes of case, and even then not all travelers will be able to take them onto the aircraft

INDUSTRIAL ACTION

Ryanair shares video showing photo of crew sleeping on floor was staged

The image of the staff members in Málaga airport was published by a union to denounce the fact that the company did not offer them accommodation after flight cancellations

TAXI SECTOR IN SPAIN

Spanish government will let cities nullify thousands of Uber, Cabify licenses

Private-hire drivers will soon have to apply for a second permit from regional or local authorities, giving the latter the power to completely veto their operations