Lanzarote News In Brief – Week 14

High Temperatures Expected

A heatwave is expected to arrive on the island mid week, with temperatures in the 30’s accompanied by a very warm wind and some calima.

Aircraft Named After Manrique

Air Europa has named their most recent aircraft purchase, a Boeing 737, “Cesar Manrique Lanzarote.” A naming ceremony took place at Madrid Barajas Airport this week. The aircraft will be used on routes between the island, Madrid, Barcelona and Santiago de Compostela.

Bus Service Strike Called Off

The planned strike by workers in the bus company in Lanzarote has been called off, after an agreement was reached that was satisfactory to both sides. Four new buses have been put into service this week as well, to help cope with the high demand.

Fisherman Missing In Pechiguera

A 50 year old fisherman is missing in the Pechiguera near Playa Blanca. A search started for him early on Wednesday morning when he was reported missing. Police found his car in the area. The man is a resident of Yaiza. The air sea rescue helicopter, drones and boats are being used to try to locate him. It is thought he may have been swept out to sea by a wave.

Papagayo Campsite Will Re-Open At Easter

The campsite at Papagayo will re-open from 31st March to 9th April. It will then re-open again through the summer months.

300 More Companies In 2022

Lanzarote ended 2022 with 300 more companies, compared to the previous, as a result of the island’s strong economy and impressive recovery from the pandemic.

Hindu Community Celebrates Holi In Lanzarote

The Hindu community on the island celebrated the Holi Festival in Puerto del Carmen this week. Hundreds enjoyed the celebration with clouds of coloured powders filling the air.

Surfer Drowns At Famara

A 59 year Belgian resident of Lanzarote died this week. His body was found floating next to his split board, and it’s thought the board hit him the face and caused him to lose consciousness.

We’ll add more news as it comes in this week…..

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