By Cathy Elelman • 02 July 2020 • 9:06
NORMALITY RETURNS: Almeria airport has recovered its usual operating timetable
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A RYANAIR flight carrying tourists from Manchester scheduled to land at 8.50pm on Thursday night will mark the restart of international connections at Spain’s Costa Almeria airport.
Also returning today are flights between the provincial capital and Madrid and Melilla.
Air Nostrum relaunched connections to Sevilla yesterday, although with less weekly flights than before lockdown.
Vueling’s service between Barcelona and Almeria is expected to start up again this month.
The airport recovered its usual operating timetable on Wednesday having been functioning only according to demand since April 9, with the facilities adapted to the very low levels of activity as a result of government-imposed restrictions on movement.
Aircraft are now taking off and landing from Almeria between 6.30am and 11.15pm.
The airport has implemented the protocols recommended by the national and international health and transport authorities in order to guarantee passenger and staff health safety. These include measures on cleaning and disinfection, social distancing, protection and communication.
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Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.
Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.
Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.
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