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Lanzarote Airport

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 carnival programme details when confirmed by each municipality council. Arrecife   The party starts in the capital from the 2nd to 14th February 2018. Carnaval Encantado was the winning theme for Arrecife’s carnival in 2018. Enchanted / Fantasy Forest –…

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Lanzarote Airport

Airport Strikes Lanzarote 2017

Aena airport workers in Spain have announced a series of 25 one-day airport strikes that will take place across Spain starting in September 2017. They are striking in protest at working conditions and pay. The planned dates for the strikes are: September: 15, 17, 22, 24 and 29 October: 1, 6, 11, 15, 27, 30…

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Disabled Driving

Lanzarote News In Brief, Week 32, 2017

Increase In New Companies On The Island To go along with a decrease in unemployment, Lanzarote saw an additional 202 companies registered in the last quarter of 2017, bringing the total on the island 4974. Construction companies showed the largest increase, followed by industrial and the service sector. Disabled Divers Enjoy Lanzarote A group of…

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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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