Dry Winter Predicted

The island’s emergency consortium has completed preparation work for any rain this winter, by clearing our barrancos and drainage systems. However, the long term forecast for the next three months from AEMET suggests we may not get any rain in Lanzarote.

Direct Flights To USA From The Canaries

Direct flights to New York from Tenerife South Airport will start in the summer of 2022, opening up connections with the United States, with arrivals being able to transfer to other islands on local flights. The United Airlines service will run initially for three days per week, from June until September, and a Boeing 757-200 will be used on the route. The aircraft will have 16 lie flat business class seats, 45 economy plus seats, and 108 in economy.

All Islands Remain At Level One

All The Canary Islands remained at the lowest level of Covid restrictions in the most recent update this week.

A Team Rescues Dogs!

The two dogs trapped by the lava in La Palma have been rescued by a mystery group. The dogs, who were surrounded by lava, had been kept alive by authorities using drones to fly in food and water for them. The dogs disappeared earlier this week and their place was taken by a sign that reads “Strength to La Palma, the dogs are well,” and signed with the A Team logo from the popular television series.

Dublin Man Arrested In Lanzarote

Gary Vickery, who has been living in Macher in Lanzarote for some time was arrested by Guardia Civil officers in a Playa Blanca bar this week. Vickery had already pleaded guilty to a UK court on charges of importing drugs and money laundering. He was due to attend court for sentencing there in September and failed to do. An international arrest warrant was issued, and he will now attend a Spanish court which will decide if he should be extradited.

New Terminal At Playa Blanca Port To Open

The new terminal building at the port in Playa Blanca will open in the next few weeks. The radical building, partly funded by the EU, will feature louvres in the roof, which will open and close, depending on weather conditions, to maintain light and temperature levels inside.

Iona Arrives In Lanzarote For The First Time

P & O’s Iona arrived in Arrecife for the first time this week. She was welcomed by Cabildo vice president Jacobo Medina in a small ceremony. She was carrying just over 2,400 passengers.

Ocean Lava Road Closures

You can see the full details of road closures for the Ocean Lava Triathlon this Saturday here. Road Closures

Flu Vaccination Campaign Starts on 28th October

The flu vaccination campaign will start on 28th October on the island. Everyone aged 60 and over will be offered the vaccine, and those 70 or over will receive a Covid vaccine booster at the same time.

Car Registrations Already Exceed Those For 2020

New car registrations reached 3018 by the end of September, already well in excess of the 2834 cars registered in the whole of 2020. Well over 1,000 new cars have been registered by car hire companies in Playa Honda.

Agreement Reached On Sunbeds For Puerto del Carmen Beaches

An agreement has been reached with a contractor to supply sunbeds and services for the beaches of Puerto del Carmen. The furniture is expected to be gradually installed over the next few weeks, with around 700 sun beds on Playa Grande alone.

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