Jet 2 Announce Bristol Route

Jet 2 are opening a base at Bristol Airport and will be flying to 33 destinations from there, including Lanzarote. Up to 56 flights per week will start in summer 2021 and the airline will be offering flight only as well as package holidays. Around 200 staff will be employed at the base.

“Cycle Streets” For Playa Honda

The ayuntamiento de San Bartolomé has announced a scheme to create what it is calling cycle streets in Playa Honda. A circuit of streets in Playa Honda will be marked in the new style, which will allow much greater accessibility to cyclists in the town.

Irish Airports Announce Drive Through Covid Testing

Two Irish airports, Shannon and Cork will be offering passengers a drive through covid testing service. The service will be operational from 12th November, and results will be available within two hours. The service is being operated by RocDoc.

Only 62 Vendors At First Teguise Market

The first Teguise market since before lockdown took place last week. There were only 62 vendors present, out of a planned 150. Traders are saying the new approved stall tents, which everyone must use to ensure social distancing are too expensive for many, and that’s why they were not able to take part.

First Post Lockdown Cruise Ship Arrives

Lanzarote welcomed the first cruise ship to dock since before lockdown. The TUI ship Mein Shiff 2, carrying 896 mainly German passengers arrived in Arrecife last Sunday and will go on to Santa Cruz, La Gomera, Fuerteventura and Las Palmas. All passengers were Covid tested prior to embarking.

AEMET Warns Of Possible Cyclone

The meteorological agency AEMET is keeping a close watch on a storm developing in The Atlantic. There is a possibility that it will become a cyclone and may pass very close to the islands towards the end of this week.

Sandos Papagayo To Be Legalised

A route has been found to legalise the Sandos Papagayo Hotel after the build was declared illegal four years ago. The original licence granted in 2000 was annulled by the courts due to irregularities in the original planning permission. The new plan requires the hotel to create a public access through their land to the beach, and a new promenade along the beach area.

Early Warning Leads To Mass Covid Testing

The early warning system that detects covid in waste water triggered last week in the barrios of San Francisco Javier and Tinasoria. Residents of those areas were asked to visit the drive through Covid testing station in front of The Cabildo. 1338 tests were carried out over the weekend, and 3 positives were recorded, two from one family who were already self isolating.

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