Wednesday, December 29, 2010


Ryanair to Galicia from the UK - Update

It looks like Ryanair will continue to fly from Stansted to Santiago de Compostela in 2011 according to Galician newspapers yesterday. It would appear that some kind of agreement has been reached, More news later.

Wednesday, December 08, 2010


Flights - no new news

Unfortunately I have nothing new to add in respect of the “Ryanair – Vueling” situation and what will happen next. Ryanair seem to have closed the door on the situation (not surprisingly) and the repercussions will no doubt make it unlikely that any reputable non Spanish carrier will consider flights to Galicia in the foreseeable future.

The impact of all of this will of course be seen in the already struggling Galician tourist industry as, what is a non competitive monopoly, will see flight prices soar to post 2005 levels.

For our part we have already written off the thought of flying to Galicia and, with the O Porto (Portugal) to Pontevedra “toll road con” in place, flying into Portugal is no longer an option either.

It will be interesting to see if Galicia still goes on making claims for EU funding to support its tourist industry, even though it is trying to destroy it from the inside.

So the snow in Britain also hit the north of Spain.

Most of Galicia, and not just Ourense, has been hit by the heavy falls and main routes in to and out of Santiago de Compostela have been affected. Some of the more rural and less trafficked routes have been isolated, demonstrating to those who have never visited this region that Galicia is well and truly a northern territory.

I have been very busy for over a month now and, as a result, my posting of mini town guides has been interrupted. I will recommence this, either later this month or in the new year of 2011.

Naturally any new news regarding flights out of Galicia will be a priority post.

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