Lanzarote welcomes first plane of tourists from UK since borders opened

2020/06/23 18:35:11 Written by Canarian Weekly Lanzarote

The decision of the Spanish Government to bring forward the reopening of borders to EU countries on June 21st, has caused airline Ryanair to bring forward its international flight schedule with Lanzarote.

At 10.10am this morning (Tuesday), the Ryanair flight from Manchester was the first to arrive on the island, and the Irish company has two more from Dublin (10.30am) and London Stansted (11.25am) scheduled to arrive in Lanzarote on Friday.

The Lanzarote president, María Dolores Corujo, points out that "the gradual recovery of air traffic at the Lanzarote-César Manrique airport, is a positive sign of the advancement of the new normality, but we will be very attentive to compliance with security protocols."

The Islands Councillor for Tourism, Ángel Vázquez, said that "the Lanzarote Foreign Promotion Society, SPEL-Turismo Lanzarote, will carry out reinforced promotional campaigns in the main European outbound markets on the island in the coming weeks."