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Lanzarote News In Brief – Week 3

Interpretation Centre Planned For Zonzamas

The Zonzamas archaeological site will have an interpretation centre built over the next two years, which will enable visitors to see some of the finds in the area, and understand more about the history of the indigenous people of Lanzarote. Zonzamas was the largest settlement of the Guanche people.

Submarine To Visit Sea Bed In La Palma

The Submarine Pisces VI, which is based in Tenerife, will take scientists on a series of dives off the island of La Palma, so they can examine and record the changes in the area following the recent eruption on the island.

Virgin Rocket Filmed Crashing Into The Ocean From Playa Blanca

The Virgin Orbit Launcher One vehicle, which suffered a failure after launch this week, had a fiery return to earth after re-entry, and was filmed in it’s final moments by a resident in Playa Blanca:

Constantine Of Greece Dies

The former King of Greece, Constantine, died this week at the age of 82. His daughter, Alexia of Greece, has been a Lanzarote resident for over 20 years.

Wizz Air Closes Cardiff Base

After a lot of fanfare about opening a base at Cardiff in April 2022, less than a year ago, budget airline Wizz Air announced that it will close on 25th January. The base offered services to Lanzarote. Customers affected by the closure will be offered refunds or alternative airports for their flights.

This follows their closure of their Doncaster base in June.

7.3 Million Passengers In 2022

Cesar Manrique Airport closed 2022 with 7.3 million passengers, an increase of almost 1% over 2019, before the Covid pandemic.

RORC Transatlantic Race Sets Off From Lanzarote

The RORC transatlantic sailing race got underway in perfect conditions on Saturday. Large crowds viewed the vessels from the shore as they passed by Puerto del Carmen and into the Bocaina Strait between Lanzarote and Fuerteventura. Their destination is Granada, 3000 miles across the ocean.

Second Prize For Lanzarote In El Niño

A Lanzarote resident was lucky in the El Niño post Christmas lottery this week, picking up €75,000 for their tenth of a ticket.

90% Occupancy Over Christmas

Lanzarote’s hotels enjoyed a 90% occupancy over the Christmas period, as visitors enjoyed day and day of blue skies and temperatures in the mid 20’s.

Melia Salinas Closed For Refurbishment

The last guests left The Melia Salinas Hotel in Costa Teguise at the weekend, and work will immediately begin on a the refurbishment. It’s expected to last until the end of May or beginning of June and includes a new Thalasso Therapy Space and two new restaurants. The Melia Salinas was for many years the island’s only 5 star hotel.

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

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