Other Airlines Expanding Lanzarote Services

Other airlines have stepped in to add flights to Lanzarote to try to minimise the routes lost by the closure of the Ryanair base here. Iberia Express are adding 13 flights each week to Madrid, Vueling have taken the Valencia slots and Jet 2 are adding more Leeds Bradford flights to take up those that Ryanair were offering. Of the routes cancelled or reduced by Ryanair, that only leaves Berlin, Knock and Newcastle out so far.

British Tourist Admits Sexual Abuse Of Hotel Maid

A British tourist has been sentenced to a €2000 fine and costs after admitting sexual abuse of a hotel maid last month. The man offered the maid, who was cleaning his room at the time €59 to have sex with him. When she refused, he held her by the arm and would not allow her to leave the room. The victim is 20 years old.

€100,000 Robbery In La Graciosa

In the island’s largest ever robbery, thieves got away with around €100,000 in cash and some valuable jewels. The thieves took the money from a safe at the family home of the owners if Lineas Romero, the ferry company. The reason so much cash was on hand was that takings from the previous few days were being stored. Guardia Civil are investigating – there was no sign of the safe being forced open.

Detailed Plans Announced For Arrecife Olympic Pool

The Cabildo has released more details of the Olympic size swimming pool which will be built at the City Sports Centre. The 50 metre pool will be 25 metres wide, with ten lanes, and set up for swimming, synchronised swimming and water polo. The outdoor pool will be heated via renewable sources.

Thomas Cook Struggling

The tour operator and airline Thomas Cook could be in danger of collapse after bankers insisted on a further £200 Million of funding to cover the quieter winter season. The company was on the point of a rescue deal which it was hoped would secure it’s future when banks including RBS and Lloyds insisted on the additional funding. Thomas Cook’s debts total over £1 billion. Their ATOL protection is due for renewal on 1st October.

Puerto del Carmen Shopping Centre Licence Granted

The licence for the new shopping centre on Puerto del Carmen’s avenida, La Perla, has been granted and work has started. The new centre will have parking for 359 cars as well as well as 24,000 square metres for shops.

The image above shows the artists impression at the site.

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