TUI Aircraft Lands Without Flaps

A TUI aircraft in bound from Birmingham circled to burn fuel before landing after declaring an emergency because the flaps would not deploy. An aircraft’s flaps increase lift and allow a slow approach – in this case the aircraft had to land at higher than normal speed, so weight was reduced with fuel burning to ensure it stopped before the end of the runway. The aircraft was a Boeing 757-200 – an aircraft that was produced from 1981 to 2004.

Photographers Moved On From Runway Lights

Three people were moved on by Guardia Civil after they climbed the runway light structures just off the beach at Matagorda, in a bid to get photos of aircraft landing.

New Flight Routes

A total of 49 new routes have been announced for the winter for Lanzarote airport. They include direct flights to Malmo, Berlin, Paris CDG, Munich, Hamburg, Nantes, Cologne and Wroclaw.

Third Annual Motor Caravan Tour Of Lanzarote

The Motorhome Association of Lanzarote has organised a third annual tour of the island, and they are expecting around 120 motor caravans from other islands to join them in a three day tour of the island to “enjoy this form of tourism and make it known to the rest of the world.” The tour will run on 24th, 25th and 26th November.

Investment In La Graciosa

A €100,000 investment has been announced for the port at Caleta de Sebo in La Graciosa. The port saw a major increase in traffic during 2017, as high as 23% up in the summer, so the investment will go into new facilities including public toilets and changing rooms.

Los Hibiscos Apartments Closing For Refurbishment

The popular apartments in Puerto del Carmen are closing from 1st May to 30th June 2018 for a complete refurbishment.

Teguise 600 Years Old

Teguise is celebrating 600 years since it was established as the first capital of The Canary Islands in 1418. A programme of various events will be held during the next year to celebrate and mark the anniversary.

Calendar

Get a copy of the 2018 Lanzarote Calendar here: Lanzarote Information Calendar.