News articles from the Canary Islands of Tenerife, Lanzarote, Gran Canaria and Fuerteventura
Mon 4th February 2002
Tenerife South´s Reina Sofia Airport broke all records last
Friday, handling a total of 415 flights and 70,000 passengers
without any significant delays.
The airport handled 206 arrivals and 209 departures, the
majority of these to the United Kingdom and Germany.
Between 7am and 2am the following morning, the average was 25
flights per hour, with the busiest time of the day between 5 and
In Puerto de la Cruz in the north of Tenerife, designers are
working on plans for a project to re-locate the Casino Taoro in area
of the Isla del Lago and Lido de San Telmo of Martianez.
This location is thought to be more desirable due to the
higher concentration of people in that area.
Meanwhile, the Casino building is to be re-converted into a
Strong winds and heavy rain in some areas of the south of
Tenerife during New Year´s Eve and New Year´s Day provoked a
series of long power cuts. The
areas most affected were Arico, Fasnia and Adeje, where in the San
Eugenio Alto and Torviscas area there was a power cut each time it
rained. The longest cut
in the supply here was of 5 hours, with owners of various bars and
restaurants complaining bitterly because they were unable to open on
the most important night of the year, and of the loss of supplies
stored in freezers which were without power for such a long period.
In the Arona district of south Tenerife, the Alcalde has
ordered the Ayuntamiento´s technicians to make a study of the
viability of the attractions offered by leisure parks in it´s area
- specifically Pleasure Island located in Playa de las Américas.
Apparently, complaints have been received by the Ayuntamiento
from local residents relating to noise.