More New Direct Flights For Lanzarote

More direct connections with European cities have been announced this week. There are to be three direct flights a week to Lisbon, and weekly flights to Bratislava in Slovakia, Naples in Italy and Wroclaw in Poland through the winter. Lufthansa are now operating a service from Frankfurt, and Jet 2 has added flights from Bristol.

Parachutists Land On Reducto Beach

Parachutists from Spain’s Paratrooper Patrol landed on Play del Reducto in Arrecife this week, carrying the Spanish and Canarian flags to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Air Surveillance Squadron. The squadron maintains the safety of skies across all of Spain, and a part of it called EVA22, is based here in Lanzarote at the radar station at Peñas del Chachi. Their role is to identify aircraft intruding into Spanish air space. EVA22 has been based here since 1971.

Transat Boats In Playa Blanca

Marian Rubicon is hosting a number of sailing boats entered into this year’s Globe 5.80 Transat – a single handed solo race across The Atlantic. The boats arrived from Portugal last week, and will re-start the race with a leg from Lanzarote to Antigua on 18th November at 1330. The G580T class of boat used in this race is a home built 5.8 metre vessel.

Puente de Las Bolas To Be Renovated

The iconic Puente de Las Bolas in Arrecife, which includes the drawbridge leading to Castillo San Gabriel will undergo a full restoration in the coming months, with a budget of €400,000.

Lanzarote Remains At Level 1

In the latest update from The Canarian government, all islands except Fuerteventura have remained in the lowest level of Covid restrictions. Fuerteventura moved to level 2 this week due to their increasing number of active cases. 80% of those admitted to hospital in The Canaries with Covid are not vaccinated.

Lanzarote International Marathon Cancelled

The International Marathon has been cancelled for the second year running. This time it has nothing to do with Covid, but is because of a lack of police officers in the municipality to control the event, and to the on going works to create a cycle lane to Arrecife, which would have meant runners having to stay pass through a 1.5 metre gap at one section.

Kitchen Fire At Hotel Volcán

There was a kitchen fire at Hotel Volcán in Playa Blanca last Friday, with resulted in one section of the hotel being evacuated. The fire started in a deep fat fryer, and fire fighters were called and were soon able to bring it under control.

Record Visitors For La Graciosa

Between June and September this year, over 253,000 people visited La Graciosa, exceeding the previous record number of visitors to the island, which was set in 2019, by around 3%.

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