Lanzarote News In Brief – Week 9

Casa de Volcanoes Re-Opening

The Casa de Volcanoes at Jameos del Agua will re-open between 28th February and 5th March, following a total refurbishment. The volcano house, located at Jameos del Agua, showcases all the learning about volcanoes that has taken place in Lanzarote over decades, as well as housing many of the instruments used to monitor volcanic activity on the island. Entry is included as part of the ticket to enter Jameos del Agua, and for Lanzarote residents, entry to visit the volcano house, which will include entry to Jameos del Agua, will be free for a period of six months.

Aldi Opens In Lanzarote

Aldi’s first supermarket in Lanzarote opened this week with a series of special offers for the first customers for the store chain. The store has opened with 27 staff and a commitment to using local produce, with more than 360 lines sourced from the islands. The store is open from 08:30 until 22:00 and has parking for 175 cars, with 6 electric car charging points.

Swissport Strike May Affect Airport Operations

A strike by Swissport workers may cause some delays at the airport in the coming weeks. Workers have planned strikes on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, starting on 27th February. The company provides auxiliary services such as baggage handling, moving aircraft and more. It’s hoped an agreement will be reached prior to the strike starting.

More Madrid Flights

Iberia Plus has increased the number of weekly flights between Madrid and Lanzarote for the summer to 21, reflecting the growth in tourism from mainland Spain to the islands over the last few years.

3D Scanners For Airport

The Spanish Airports Authority, AENA, has announced that they will install 3D scanners in all international airports, starting with Madrid and Barcelona. The new scanners will mean passengers will no longer have to separate liquids and electronic devices from their luggage before passing through security. It’s hoped the new scanners will be installed in Lanzarote in 2024.

We’ll add more news here as it comes in…..

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