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The Canary Guide Día de Canarias #WeekendTips 26-28 May 2023

What an interesting last weekend of May ahead. Weather predictions are showing some rain showers are likely across Gran Canaria. This extended #WeekendTips covers up to Tuesday, when all things Canarian are celebrated on the Día de Canarias. There’ll be some gorgeous Patron Saints’ festivities happening in San Fernando de Maspalomas as well as in Valleseco.

Fun Fact:
Valleseco literally means “dry valley” in Spanish, but is actually one of the wettest municipalities Gran Canaria. Nestling between the famous fresh water sources of Firgas & Teror, half way up the island’s mountainous northern slopes, this area is well known for its apple growers, cider and its weekly market

Six weeks since the unexplained disappearance of Anna-Karin on Gran Canaria

The authorities on Gran Canaria have been engaged in a rigorous search for Swedish tourist Anna-Karin Bengtsson, who went missing in the south of Gran Canaria around April 9. Her unexplained disappearance has caused her family much distress, with no clues to her whereabouts having emerged in the six weeks since they first realised her phone was no longer functioning.

The Canary Guide #WeekendTips 19-21 May 2023


An exciting May weekend ahead with abundant events and festivities taking place all around Gran Canaria. There are Patron Saints’ festivities for Motor Grande, in Puerto Rico de Gran Canaria, and in El Tablero in the municipality of San Bartolomé de Tirajana and up in the mountains of Artenara. There is also a two day lively exhibition event in Meloneras boulevard and the Rally Gran Canaria is held this Friday and Saturday.


Gran Canaria launches ten new air routes to reinforce the winter season

The latest report issued by the Spanish airport authority AENA & Gran Canaria Airport has highlighted ten new air routes to reinforce this winter season, following recent additions over the last two weeks.
EasyJet started operating a flight to Berlin-Schönefeld, in Germany, from October 30 with a weekly frequency, while Laudamotion, has added two weekly flights to Vienna.
On November 1, JetTime launched a route to the Swedish city of Malmö with a weekly flight and on November 2, followed on November 5 and 6 with new routes to Boa Vista and Isla de Sal, in Cape Verde and TUIfly Netherlands have launched a route to Groningen, in the Netherlands, with two weekly links, and TUIfly’s latest route was presented on the 7th with the inauguration of the Paderborn German city route, which will fly twice weekly.
SAS, Scandinavian Airlines, now connect Gran Canaria with Gothenburg, in Sweden, and Eurowings have debuted a new flight to the Austrian airport of Salzburg, both of which fly once a week.
As well as these SunExpress Deutschland have begun operating a new connection with Dusseldorf, in Germany.

Another flight to Tenerife cut short due to fighting passengers

It appears that a different class of British tourist decides to fly to Tenerife these days.
A flight from the United Kingdom that was destined for the Canary Islands this week had to be landed as quickly as possible due to an altercation on board, according to the Air Traffic Controllers twitter account.
According to the tweet published on Thursday, May 24, a flight that departed from Manchester with “conflicting passengers” on board, needed to have its flight plan shortened to facilitate their arrival in Tenerife South as soon as possible where police awaited it on the runway.
This was not the only recent episode of such bad behaviour on a Tenerife bound flight from the UK. In April, three passengers in a state of intoxication began to insult each other and pull each others hair, causing complaints from other passengers, until several members of the crew had to separate them. The whole thing was caught on video and publicised by The Sun.

A tourist who also travelling to Tenerife recently also forced the plane to have to turn around due to their violent attitude, accusing another passenger of stealing her passport and mobile phone.
Yet another recent flight to Tenerife in February, was carrying a British passenger who caused a rerouting of the flight scheduled between London and Tenerife route after taking off all his clothes and remaining naked.
And last but not least, in March, a 70 year old racist passenger on a flight between La Palma-Tenerife Norte insulted an air hostess saying “I do not want black people beside me, get out of here”.

"Flight from Manchester to Tenerife South requests the presence of police on arrival at destination for some conflicting passengers on board. We cut the route as much as possible and coordinate the request. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SafetyFirst?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#SafetyFirst </a><a href="https://t.co/VKLTJQN9Dy">pic.twitter.com/VKLTJQN9Dy</a>"<!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="es"><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><p dir="ltr" lang="es"></p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] -->- Air Controllers (@controladores) <a href="https://twitter.com/controladores/status/999709378415595525?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 24, 2018</a><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><p dir="ltr" lang="es">Vuelo procedente de Manchester con destino Tenerife Sur solicita la presencia de policías a la llegada a destino por tener algunos pasajeros conflictivos a bordo. Le recortamos la ruta en lo posible y coordinamos la solicitud. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SafetyFirst?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#SafetyFirst</a> <a href="https://t.co/VKLTJQN9Dy">pic.twitter.com/VKLTJQN9Dy</a></p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] -->— Controladores Aéreos (@controladores) <a href="https://twitter.com/controladores/status/999709378415595525?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 24, 2018</a></blockquote><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></blockquote>

Vueling connecting Gran Canaria with two new routes

Vueling, the Spanish low-cost airline announced last week that this winter season they will be opening two new routes to Gran Canaria. Granada, the south Andalusian city, in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains, with two flights a week, starting from December 4; and Lyon, the capital city of France’s Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region will fly weekly from 4 November.
In addition to the Ginebra route from Switzerland, which began operating last summer, these new routes add to the winter schedule and, given the good reception shown by this emerging market for the island, the company has decided to increase their flights to Gran Canaria.