A technical fault with the Automatic Air Traffic Control System (SACTA) at Madrid airport has caused numerous delays to flights in many parts of the country today.
Users of the Cercanias – urban trains – in Málaga have had to suffer five consecutive days of cancellations due to a shortage of drivers, some taking their annual leave and others being out sick.
The Gibraltar government has filed a complaint with the European Commission as a result of the ‘intentional delays caused by the Spanish authorities’ to EU citizens wishing to enter or leave the Rock.
The new indoor swimming pool in the Cerro del Águila of Torre del Mar will not now be completed in March as had earlier been announced by the mayor, Francisco Delgado. The latest estimate is completion during the second quarter, but officials would not give any indication as to when it will actually open for use.
The IU in Torrox has denounced the latest delay in completing and opening the €7.5 million 400 seat theatre after the Mayor, Francisco Muñoz (PSOE), announced the rescinding of the contract with the current construction company and was unable to specify a projected opening date for the facility.
Delays of up to two hours continued yesterday. Furious passengers at Terminal 5, which is mostly for British Airways passengers, found only one immigration desk was manned for non-EU passport holders wishing to enter the country. Under a (ludicrous) Whitehall blueprint, it is suggested that airlines would in future pay higher landing fees to help sort out border chaos (and …
As with so many important projects, such as the sewage works and fire station to name but two, the Health Centre project also remains blocked due to administrative wranglings over the classification of the land set aside for the project.
At the beginning of May it was announced that the heated indoor swimming pool in Torrox would open at the end of May or perhaps in June, but there is still no date set for the inauguration.
Work on the new sports and athletics stadium in Cártama is already one year behind schedule, but the Council has approved a motion to engage a new contractor to finish the project and is hoping that work can resume on the facility.
The project to convert the old Nuestra Señora del Carmen sugar factory in Torre del Mar into a museum continues to be beset by problems and is highly unlikely to be opening to the public in the summer as had been planned.