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

INDUSTRIAL ACTION

Ryanair cancels more than 80 flights in Spain due to pan-European strike

The figure represents 40% of all planes grounded by the low-cost airline as a result of the work stoppage

TAXI SECTOR IN SPAIN

Uber, Cabify offer free rides in Spanish cities in protest at government plan

The Cabinet is due to pass legislation on Friday that would cede control of private-hire licenses to Spain’s regions, which will, says one association, put 15,000 jobs at risk

INDUSTRIAL ACTION

Ahead of “biggest ever” Ryanair cabin crew strike, Brussels sides with workers

European Commission says low-cost airline must comply with the laws of the countries in which it operates

ECONOMY

International tourist arrivals slowing down in Spain, July figures show

Government says it will seek quality over mass tourism to avoid overcrowded destinations

TRANSPORTATION

Taxis and Uber: divided on the street, united for speculation

Despite the recent public protests, both types of drivers want the market to stay closed to protect the exorbitant value of their licenses

TRANSPORTATION

Spanish taxi drivers end their strike “for now”

Sector warns it will protest again if vague government proposal fails to restrict ride-hailing vehicles

INDUSTRIAL ACTION

Taxi strikes to continue across Spain after talks with government fail

Government offer to transfer licensing powers to regional authorities will only extend the problem to 17 regions, say taxi representatives

AIR TRAVEL

Ryanair cancels more flights between Spain and Italy, Belgium

Although a minimum service is being provided in Spain, no similar provisions exist in the other two countries, where cabin crew are also on strike

AIR TRAVEL

Ryanair threatens fleet reductions and layoffs if strikes persist

Airline has cancelled 400 flights in Spain as cabin crew plan walkouts on Wednesday and Thursday

AIR TRAVEL

Around 75,000 passengers will be affected by Ryanair strike in Spain

Public Works Ministry says the budget airline must guarantee up to 59% of domestic and international flights, and 100% of flights to the islands

AIR TRAVEL

Ryanair cancellations legal, admits Spanish government

The Irish carrier has canceled 400 Spanish flights ahead of planned strikes by cabin crew next week that will leave thousands of passengers grounded

AIR TRAVEL

Ryanair cancels 400 flights in Spain due to cabin crew strike next week

Low-cost carrier says affected customers have been contacted about new travel arrangements or refunds

AIR TRAVEL

Ryanair strike set to cause chaos in Spain with minimum services unlikely

Spanish government desperately seeking solution, given that cabin crew in the country have Irish labor contracts and may not be legally obliged to comply with local legislation

Spanish politics

Is Spain squandering money on public infrastructure projects? Report says yes

New study finds signs of wasteful assignment of funds for high-speed rail, roads, airports and more

BUSINESS

Fines and financial battles: Yahoo! winds up business in Spain under a cloud

Internet services provider has been forced to pay up by tax authorities and may have to return a European Union grant worth more than €4 million

Business

Spanish airports will have to sell bottles of water for €1

Authorities introduce new conditions to address passenger complaints about the exorbitant price of water

RAIL TRAVEL

Ryanair on rails? Spain’s high-speed AVE train tries a low-cost formula

The EVA, which will run between Madrid and Barcelona, will have 30% more seats and charge passengers additional fees for extra services

Air travel

Ryanair maintains its dominance in Spain despite cancellations

The Irish airline transported the most passengers at Spanish airports in September

Economy

Accounts reveal Google Spain employees earn average €145k per year

Spanish subsidiary tripled the taxes it paid in 2016, after being investigated by the authorities

transportation

Renfe submits bid to help build first high-speed rail line in the US

Spanish operator wants to advise California on technical and commercial aspects of the project

TECHNOLOGY

Spain opts out of the 5G race to deliver super-fast connectivity

Energy and Digital Agenda Minister says no date is set for rolling out the next-generation technology

TRAVEL CHAOS IN SPAIN

Spanish government to send Civil Guard to man airport security checks

Move comes after striking staff at Barcelona’s El Prat reject latest proposal

LGBT+ issues

Tech brands jump on board for World Pride Madrid parade

Vodafone, Spotify, Paypal, eBay and Facebook will have their own floats at Saturday’s event

HIGH-SPEED RAIL

Spanish bullet train to Mecca hits speed of 330km/h in trial run

‘Desert AVE’ passes test despite extreme environmental conditions, but work running behind schedule