Covid Tests At More UK Airports
Covid testing services are rolling out across three UK airports – Manchester, London Stansted and East Midlands. The services launch on 15th December.
Aquatic Rescue Vehicle Tested
A water rescue vehicle – essentially a drone – is being demonstrated in Lanzarote this week. The vehicle, Dolphin 1, has been created by a local company using incubator funding.
Olympic Sailors Train In Lanzarote
146 sailors, with 99 boats representing 26 countries are in Lanzarote currently training for the Tokyo 2021 Olympics. The teams are based in Playa Blanca and some will be spending up to three months here, having chosen Lanzarote as the winds are very similar here to those found in Japan.
Second Storm On Its Way
A second tropical storm is heading towards the islands. The new storm, Kappa, is following closely behind the one which brought the first rain to Lanzarote last week. It is expected to arrive on Tuesday and to bring big seas and heavy rain.
Easyjet Hand Luggage Changes
Easyjet have announced new rules effective from 10th February 2021. From that date, only passengers with an “Up front,” “XL,” or a “Flex fare” seat and those with Easyjet Plus cards will be able to take a cabin bag for storage in the overhead lockers. All other passengers will need to have a cabin bag small enough to fit under the seat in front, measuring no more than 45 x 36 x 20 CM. There is no weight limit.
450 Companies Lost Over The Last Year
Lanzarote has lost 450 companies over the last 12 months, the total number having reduced to 4,584. The services sector has seen the largest loss, with wholesale and retail food suppliers the second largest. Lanzarote has been the worst affected of the islands, having lost almost 10% of registered companies.
Homes Close To Airport To Be Soundproofed
AENA has set aside budget to sound insulate homes close to Cesar Manrique airport in order to reduce noise levels to the standard demanded under EU law. Homes in the area shown on the image above will be soundproofed.
Wizzair To Fly From Cardiff To Lanzarote
Budget airline Wizzair have announced a new service between Cardiff and Lanzarote, with flights beginning in October 2021.
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