Jet 2 Increase Stansted Flights

Jet 2, the Leeds based budget airline, has increased their capacity from Stansted for the summer, adding Bulgaria, Crete and Turkey to the destinations, and with additional flights to Lanzarote meaning they now fly here every day of the week.

Immigrant Boat Intercepted

A boat with 11 immigrants on board was intercepted by Guardia Civil in the early hours of Tuesday morning at Las Caletas.

Electrical Equipment Recycling

60 new points are being set up on the island to encourage recycling of small electrical appliances, like toasters, kettles and radios. The points will be in public buildings and in shops that sell new electrical goods.

New Sports Centre For Playa Blanca

The Ayuntamiento of Yaiza has announced a new €5 Million project to build a sports centre for the town. The centre will a building for multi purpose courts – basketball, gym, volleyball and handball, and another with three indoor swimming pools. The former will have seating for up to 1000 people, and the latter will have a 25 metre pool and two smaller pools for teaching and rehabilitation. The centre will be designed to achieve at least 74% of it’s energy through renewable means.

UD Lanzarote In The Play Offs!

Following a 5-1 victory over a Tenerife side, Lanzarote’s team has guaranteed themselves a place in the play offs for promotion to the second division in Spanish football.

ASCAV Hits Back With Numbers

ASCAV, the Association of rental home owners, has hit back at suggestions that the lack of housing available for long term rental has been caused by an increase in holiday letting on the islands. Using official figures from the tourism department, they showed that the increase in holiday letting properties has been only around 4% per year. In the same press release, they point out that long term rental prices have actually decreased on the islands since 2007 (1.9%.)

8 Blue Flags For Lanzarote In 2018

The Canary Islands in total now boasts  a total of 55 Blue Flag beaches. Here in Lanzarote, we have eight – Matagorda Beach, Los Pocillos and Playa Blanca in Puerto del Carmen, Playa Dorada in Playa Blanca, Las Cucharas and Playa Jablillo in Costa Teguise and Playa el Reducto in Arrecife. Additionally, the Marina at Puerto Calero was awarded Blue Flag “port” status.

Construction Back On At Hotel Fariones

Construction has restarted on the refurbishment of the hotel after the Patrimonio Department lifted a stop order on the work being done on the new swimming pool and gardens. They ruled that the work being done does not alter or affect the protected gardens. Part of the refurbishment will include a path through the hotel gardens, giving much better access to the beach to people who are not staying at the hotel. The owners of the hotel criticised the delay to the work caused by the stop order, which they say will delay completion of the work by several months. The Fariones will re-open as a five star hotel.