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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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Cesar Manrique

20 Years Without Manrique

Julie wrote this on the 20th anniversary of the death of Cesar Manrique, in 2012. Today marks the 20th anniversary of the car accident that killed Cesar Manrique and the day that Lanzarote lost it’s son. I visited the Fundación Cesar Manrique this morning to witness the installation of a Wind Toy, the mobile doesn’t…

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Lanzarote Airport

Why Aircraft Sometimes Can’t Land At Lanzarote

Sometimes, when the wind is wrong, aircraft landing at Lanzarote airport end up diverting to Fuerteventura. Here’s an explanation of the set up: There is only one runway at Lanzarote airport, and according to the wind direction, aircraft can land either from the sea (Designated runway 03), or over land (designated runway 21). Our wind…

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