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A barcelona court has told Ryanair that they cannot make passengers print out their own boarding passes and then charge them 40 euros if they fail to do so.

The court ruled that Ryanair are responsible for the printing out of airline tickets and the judge said the practice was "abusive and unacceptable" practice.


Smoking is banned in restaurants, bars and public spaces as from the 2nd january 2011. The director general of public health Ildefonso Hernandez Aguado said that more inspectors and being recruited as we speak to enforce the new anti-smoking laws to issue fines promptly.

The spanish government have said that "no other country has suffered economic loses after applying laws like this". The sales of electronic cigarettes in spain are reported to have soared.

Bars and restaurants across the country are reporting of an increasing number of customers who have stepped outside to smoke and then disappeared to leave unpaid bills.



In 2011 more than 12 million people used the airport up by 3.8 percent on the previous year. This is the first increase in passengers numbers since the 2007 economic crisis started. Flight numbers were up by 2 percent on the previous year. Passengers numbers totaled 9.44 million with 4.3 million from the UK 1.1 million from germany and 587,000 from ireland. Ryanair flew more flights to malaga than any other airline Easyjet being the second. AENA reported that malaga airport received more clients from Gatwick airport than any british airport.


The sky resort opens end of November with all sky runs being open. Sierra nevada has been awarded 10 million euros for improving facilities. 2012 will see the opening of the sulayr super park in the loma de dilar area for snowboarding and freestyle fans. Super G competitions are held on the Univeriade track this season.


The new second runway which was recently under construction at Malaga Airport is now open as of 2012

Construction of the new runway is now complete, but will not come into operation until next year because of all the quality and safety checks and controls which must be made.
The new Terminal 3 which was opened last March has doubled the airport’s capacity with facilities which capable of handling passenger volumes of 30 million a year. More than 9.5 million passengers have passed through T3 since it opened, on more than 80,000 flights.