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Airlines Rescue Stranded Spanair Passengers

January 31, 2012 By: Jena Tesse Fox

AENA has confirmed that alternative airlines have managed to accommodate 22,266 of the passengers left stranded by the collapse of Spanair on January 28, 29 and 30, according to

The airport authority said that Vueling had managed to accommodate more passengers than any other airline, issuing new tickets to 9,100 stranded passengers. Iberia took on 5,000, Air Europa 2,600, Lufthansa 500 and Ryanair 5,000.  Israeli airline El-Al, Easyjet and Air Berlin also found seats for 66 passengers among them.

Most of these airlines have introduced a "special rescue fare" for Spanair customers.

AENA announced that passengers who had had to buy another ticket would be able to request a refund on all the taxes paid. Refunds can be requested by sending an e-mail to [email protected] by February 14.

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Jena Tesse Fox
Jena Tesse Fox covers Europe, Africa, Australia/South Pacific and business travel for the Questex Travel Group's publications. The daughter of history teachers, she can spend...

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By Jena Tesse Fox | January 31, 2012
Alternative airlines have accommodated 22,266 of the passengers left stranded by the collapse of Spanair on January 28, 29 and 30.
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