The island of Lanzarote plans to break new records in the arrival of British tourists this weekend after more than a year and a half suffering the consequences of the health and economic crisis due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The César Manrique-Lanzarote Airport saw this Saturday, without counting inter-island operations, the arrival of a total of 61 flights and another 57 on Sunday. Of these 118 flights, the vast majority coming from the United Kingdom, the main source of tourists for Lanzarote and the Canary Islands.
Although these latest developments are being taken with great caution in the Lanzarote tourism sector, the Island could be on the verge of the long-awaited recovery of its main economic activity, as has been announced in recent weeks.
At the moment almost 70 percent of the establishments that make up the accommodation on the Island are already operating at full capacity and that, in the same way, flights from the United Kingdom are also arriving already with more than 65 percent of the air seats occupied.
After the large losses that the hotel and extra-hotel sector of Lanzarote have been suffering since March 2020, this weekend could therefore be a turning point making Lanzarote, one of the preferred islands for the British.