News Listings for San Sebastian

  • Dash 8 pilots' lack of knowledge led to gear-up landing

    News | 16 May 2013 10:24 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    <p>Spanish investigators believe that a Bombardier Dash 8-300 crew's lack of understanding of the alternate landing-gear extension system forced the pilots...
  • Vueling to invest €325m at Barcelona El Prat airport

    News | 13 Jan 2012 13:24

    <p>Spanish carrier Vueling is to invest €325 million ($414 million) at Barcelona's El Prat airport with the addition of four Airbus A320s and an Airbus A319...
  • Iberia treads fine line between Vueling and pilots' union

    News | 16 Sep 2011 12:59 | Rainer Uphoff

    <p>Spanish carrier Iberia is trying to ease mounting tension with pilot union SEPLA over its declining production by recovering some of the routes temporarily...
  • Spanair to axe 900 jobs under cost-cutting plan

    News | 16 Jul 2008 15:54 | Victoria Moores

    <body lang=EN-GB style='tab-interval:36.0pt'> <div class=Section1> <div> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>SAS-owned <span class=SpellE><span class=spelle>Spanair</span></span> is to ground 15 aircraft, axe 900 full-time jobs and cut 20% of its network in response to spiralling fuel prices and dwindling demand.</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>Through the initiative <span class=SpellE><span class=spelle>Spanair</span></span> is aiming to cut €90 million ($143 million) from its 2009 cost base. It plans to narrow its losses and improve its revenue performance by making capacity and headcount cuts.</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>It plans to ground roughly 15 aircraft during September and October and will cancel nine unprofitable routes, leaving it with roughly 80% of its present network. Around 900 full-time positions wi
  • Spanair to operate Madrid-Munich

    News | 21 Feb 2008 15:57

    <body lang=EN-GB style='tab-interval:36.0pt'> <div class=Section1> <div> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>Star <st1:City u1:st="on">Alliance</st1:City> carrier <span class=spelle>Spanair</span> is to begin operating a connection between <st1:State u1:st="on">Madrid</st1:State> and <st1:City u1:st="on"><st1:place u1:st="on">Munich</st1:place></st1:City> from the end of March.</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>It will begin serving the route daily from 30 March, giving it six daily connections to <st1:City u1:st="on">Munich</st1:City> from <st1:City u1:st="on">Barcelona</st1:City>, <st1:place u1:st="on"><st1:City u1:st="on">Bilbao</st1:City>, <st1:country-region u1:st="on">Valencia</st1:country-region></st1:place> and the Spanish capital.</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><span class=spelle>Spanair</span>, which operates Bo
  • U-turn at SAS?

    News | 01 Jul 2007 00:00

    <P>Scandinavia’s SAS Group is planning to sell its stakes in three airlines and is also considering the future of its other businesses within the group, as part of a strategy to focus on its core business of flying to, from and within Northern Europe. <BR>Star Alliance member SAS Group has revealed a plan to dispose of its 94.0% stake in Spanair, 20% in BMI and 37.5% in Air Greenland. It is also evaluating the future structure and role of its SAS Ground Services, SAS Technical Services and Spirit Air Cargo Handling divisions.&nbsp;<BR>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Strategy 2011 programme <BR></STRONG>The shake-up comes as SAS Group unveiled the Strategy 2011 programme, in which it plans to focus on core business of providing flights to, from and within Northern Europe. <BR>Airline operations will be operated by Scandinavian Airlines Danmark, Norge, Sverige and International, Blue 1, Wideroe, Air Baltic and Estonian Air. “The purpose is to determine which parts of its operations SAS should con-t