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Lanzarote News In Brief – Week 39, 2017

La Casa de la Cultura Re-Opens Arrecife’s “House of culture” reopened after 12 years this week. The building was closed in 2005, when part of the roof collapsed, and it has been subject to an extensive renovation since then. It is one of the best remaining examples of 19th century architecture on the island. Murals…

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Lanzarote News In Brief – Week 38, 2017

Unemployment Continues To Fall August closed with 1270 fewer people unemployed on the island versus 2016 – a decrease of more than 10%. There are now just over 11,000 people unemployed in total, with 9,000 of them having previously been in the service sector and a little over 1,000 in the building sector. Fugu Fish…

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Ryanair Lanzarote

Ryanair Flight Cancellations

Update 19/9/2017. Under some pressure from the media, Ryanair has now produced a list of all planned flight cancellations through to the end of October 2017. The good news is that there are no Lanzarote flights showing on the schedule. You can download a copy here: Ryanair flight cancellations. Low cost airline Ryanair is currently…

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Lanzarote News In Brief – Week 37, 2017

Lost Tourists Located With Night Vision Drone Two tourists who got lost in the area between Tenesar and Tinajo, after they left the trail on a coastal walk, were located by a night vision drone operated by emergency services. The drone directed a rescue party to the walkers, who were tired and dehydrated, but otherwise…

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Ryanair Lanzarote

Changes To Ryanair Baggage Policies

Ryanair offers more flights to Lanzarote from UK and Ireland than any other airline, and also serves on several routes to the Spanish mainland. They have announced a change to their baggage policies, which takes effect from 1st November. The problem they have currently is that their flights are running at over 95% full, and…

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Airport Lanzarote

Lanzarote News In Brief – Week 36, 2017

Airport Strike Postponed The strike planned for 15th September by AENA workers has been postponed and a further meeting will take place on 12th September. Union chiefs are optimistic that an agreement will be reached and the remaining strike days planned will be called off. Stratvs Hotel Controversy The Stratvs Hotel in Yaiza, where refurbishment…

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Airport strikes

First Round Of Airport Strikes In Lanzarote Postponed

Following a meeting between AENA and the airport workers union, the latter has decided to cancel the planned strikes on 15th and 17th September, in order to give more time for negotiations to take place. The move was applauded by Spain’s Minister of Development, who is hopeful that a full agreement will be reached to…

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Lanzarote Grapes

Lanzarote News In Brief, Week 34, 2017

Strike At Attractions Continues The strike by the CACT workers, which has closed Lanzarote’s main official tourist attractions looks like it will continue until at least Monday 27th August. The two sides in the dispute failed to reach an agreement on Thursday, despite meeting all day with members of the Labour Court from Gran Canaria.…

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Carnival Lanzarote

2018 Carnival Dates For lanzarote

These are the confirmed dates so far for carnival 2018 in Lanzarote. We’ll add the dates as each municipality informs us. Arrecife The party starts in the capital from the 2nd to 14th February 2018. Voting has opened from the 3rd to 17th July 2017 for the theme, there are 4 choices: 1: Carnaval Caribeño…

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