Fuerteventura News - Local news and information for the Canary Island of Fuerteventura.

New routes to eastern Europe open later this year

Central and Eastern European budget airline Wizz Air has announced that they will soon be operating flights from Budapest to Fuerteventura and Lanzarote. The service will launch on the 30th October, and comes after the success of the airlines operations into Tenerife South. Flights will operate on Sundays to Fuerteventura, and Wednesdays into Lanzarote

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Oil protestors celebrate end of exploration licence

Environmentalists in Lanzarote and Fuerteventura have been celebrating the news that the licences for exploratory drilling for oil off of the islands has now expired. The end of the licences mean that no further drilling will take place, ending fears of a return to the drilling that took place at the end of 2014. Repsol

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Four people missing after helicopter crash off coast of Fuerteventura

Four people are missing after a helicopter plunged into the sea about 30 kilometers off the south coast of Fuerteventura. The helicopter was carrying five people, one of them has been rescued, but four people are still missing. The Search and Rescue helicopter was performing a routine practice rescue when at around 22:00 last night

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Tourist falls to death at Fuerteventura Hotel

A 63 year old male tourist has fallen to his death from the first floor of the Hotel Rui La Oliva Beach in Avenida Grandes Playas, Corralejo, in the municipality of La Oliva on the island of Fuerteventura. The Guardia Civil are currently investigating the incident which happened at 16:15 yesterday (Friday, 28th February 2014).

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Earthquake detected off coast of Lanzarote and Fuerteventura

An earthquake registering 3.7 degrees magnitude on the Richter scale was recorded in the early hours of this morning (Tuesday, 11th June 2013) between the coasts of Lanzarote, Fuerteventura and the north coast of Africa. According to the National Geographic Institute (IGN) website, the quake happened at a depth of 20km at 02:36 this morning.

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