Cabildo Dismisses Solar Farm Project
A project to create a solar farm at Las Caletas, between Costa Teguise and Arrecife has been dismissed by The Cabildo. The press release stated that the island is committed to renewable energy, but wanted it to be in the hands of public, rather than private corporations.
Jet Increases Lanzarote Flights
Jet 2 have announced 14,000 additional seats to The Canaries over the next year. The expansion includes additional weekly services from both Belfast and Edinburgh. The news followed closely behind the announcement of the closure of Ryanair’s base in Lanzarote, and was welcomed by the tourism department.
Puerto del Carmen Loses Blue Flags
The Blue Flags have been removed from Puerto del Carmen’s beaches following an audit by ADEAC. In an inspection carried out in July, defects were found in signage, environmental education and bathrooms. Tias Ayuntamiento have declared they will spare no effort to address the issues and get the blue flags reinstated.
Record Entrants For Ironman 70.3
The 8th Ironman 70.3 (half distance) event in Playa Blanca this year, and the record for participants has already been broken, with numbers getting close to the maximum permitted of 1000. Lanzarote’s 70.3 is a qualifier for the world championships, and around 35 professionals are expected to be racing.
Tourist Numbers Continue To Increase
Lanzarote’s visitor numbers grew again in July, with a 4.5% increase over the same month last year. The largest part of the increase came from Irish visitors and those from the Spanish mainland. So far this year, Lanzarote has seen a 2.7% increase in visitors compared to 2018, which was itself a record year.
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