Parts Of Avenida Closing In Puerto del Carmen
A section of Puerto del Carmen’s Avenida de las Playas will be closing on 9th December for a period of about six months. The road will be switched to one way, and will have a proper cycle lane on it when it reopens next summer. Diversions are shown below.
Yeray Lemes Wins Rally
The annual Orvecame Rally was won last weekend by Yeray Lemes and his co-driver Rogelio Peñate in a Hyundai i30 R5+. It was their 4th win of the season and means the pair are Canarian Champions. It was Lemes’ ninth win of the premier Lanzarote race.
SAS Flight Welcomed
The first flight of the winter season direct from Oslo and flown by SAS arrived in Lanzarote at the weekend and the 186 passengers were welcomed by the Tourism Minister and a table full of Lanzarote food and wine to taste. This is a charter service used by your operators.
New Year’s Eve Fireworks For Puerto del Carmen
Update 5th December – local businesses and members if the Lanzarote Business and Resident’s Association have agreed to cover the costs of fireworks, so there will now be a display at 0100 on 1st January 2020.
Tias Ayuntamiento are being criticised for not providing fireworks for the new year’s eve party at the harbour in Puerto del Carmen this year. The head of the town hall’s Christmas celebrations commented that there isn’t budget for Fireworks this year. In previous years local businesses have been encouraged to contribute to the cost.
New Car Park Build Going Well
Work on the new multi storey car park on the avenida in Puerto del Carmen is going well, with the expected open date being late in 2020. On the site of the old La Perla Apartments, the car park will have space for 359 cars, and the entrance will be in Calle Guatifay.
80,000 Cruise Visitors Expected In December
A record 80,000 cruise visitors are expected to arrive in Lanzarote this month. Multiple ships are expected into Arrecife on 5th, 6th 26th, 27th and 28th December. This should bring to total cruise visitors for year to over 500,000 for the first time.
Binter takes delivery of first new jet
Binter has taken delivery delivery of the first of 5 Embraer E195 E 2 jets making the Canaries Airline the first European operator of the new aircraft. The jets have 132 seats, all in economy class, and will operate mainly on routes to and from destinations outside the islands, including nine cities in Africa and two in Portugal.
Flooding on Mirador del Rio road
The road to Mirador del Rio was closed on Thursday for a short time after heavy rain caused a mud slip. It’s the first significant rain on the island for over a year.
Tourism Increase In October, Despite Loss Of Thomas Cook
The number of visitors to Lanzarote increased by 0.2% versus last October, despite the loss of around 13 flights per week from Thomas Cook. For the year to date, Lanzarote remains 1.3% up on last year, which was a record, and is the only island showing positive growth in 2019.
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