Busiest Day At The Airport Since Lockdown
Sunday was the airport’s busiest day since the lockdown started on 14th March. A total of 24 flights came in to Lanzarote, compared to 40 on the same day last year. Most were from Germany.
Ferries To And From The Peninsular To Re-Start Services
The ferry service to Huelva, on the mainland, has already started and the Cadiz ferry will begin operations again in 6th August.
Terminal Two Works Underway
Terminal two at the airport – used for inter island flights – will remain closed for six months while work is carried out to expand the passenger areas. Until it re-opens, local flights will continue to use T1.
No Changes To Mask Wearing Rules
Despite some publications running a story suggesting that the wearing of masks in the street would be made compulsory this week, it is not the case. The rumour was that The Canaries would follow The Balearic Islands, where masks have to be worn at all times. The President of The Canaries did not announce any change to the rules, but he did reiterate, on Thursday, that non compliance could result in the rules being tightened further. You can see them here: Mask wearing rules.
Swim Race Cancelled
The annual swim race from Lanzarote to La Graciosa, the famous Travesia a Nado El Rio, has been cancelled for 2020. The 28th edition will now take place in 2021 at a date to be set.
Villas Use New Construction Technique
Villas Dolce Vita in Costa Teguise is a project of 32 duplexes being built in Costa Teguise, with a pilot house opening in October, and construction due to be completed in the summer of 2021. What makes them unique is that they are the first properties in The Canary Islands being built using a new material called X-LAM. These are special prefabricated wooden panels which offer a number of benefits versus concrete construction, including better thermal and noise insulation, no damp and a lower carbon footprint.
Jet 2 Back To Lanzarote
Jet 2’s first flights since lockdown arrived back on the Island, on Thursday. The tourism minister was at the airport to greet the first flight in, which was from London Stansted.
High Temperature Warning
We have a yellow alert for high temperatures expected this weekend. 35 degrees is expected, possibly higher inland than on the coast.
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