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Lanzarote Airport Queue

Are There Long Queues At Lanzarote Airport?

It’s the most asked question on our website and social media pages over the last few days. It follows stories in UK tabloids about massive queues at various European airports following a change last week to security measures. Mallorca and Madrid have both been cited as having queues of up to 4 hours. The good…

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Teguise App

Lanzarote News In Brief – Week 31, 2017

CACT App Updated CACT, who are responsible for Lanzarote’s 7 main attractions have update their mobile app. The app effectively acts as a personal tour guide to anyone visiting the centres, giving information and the background story to their construction, all in the user’s own language. The new version has been created based on feedback…

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Timanfaya

Lanzarote News In Brief – Week 30, 2017

In brief news this week, we cover a plan for autonomous vehicles in Timanfaya, an arrest of a British citizen for cultivating Marijuana, a new cycling road in the north of the island, 9 people stating sentences for corruption and Bodega Stravs not likely to re-open anytime soon.

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Mayor Oswaldo Betancort

Meeting The Mayor – Oswaldo Betancort Garcia

We’ve known Oswaldo on nodding terms at various events over the years, but we were keen to meet him to establish a better communication channel with him and his team and to address a couple of specific points raised by readers. We were joined by Silvia from The Lanzarote Business and Residents association, who had…

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Lanzarote Airport Queue

Airport Problems At Lanzarote Explained

We had airport chaos at Lanzarote last weekend, when several aircraft had to divert to Fuerteventura and Gran Canaria. Fortunately, it doesn’t happen very often, but when the wind is strong, and gusting from the wrong direction it can cause wind shear, so attempting a landing is dangerous. In total 25 aircraft were diverted and…

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Landing

Tricky Landing At Arrecife From Boeing 737 Cockpit

Lanzarote generally enjoys a northerly breeze, which means aircraft land over the sea with a pretty straightforward approach. When the wind blows the “wrong” way, however, incoming aircraft have to come in over the mountains, dropping onto the runway just over the main road at Playa Honda. To add complication, there is no instrument landing…

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