There is already a date to open, after a year closed, Terminal 2 of the Lanzarote Airport “César Manrique” that on June 21, 2020, due to lack of passengers, was no longer operational. It is planned that on July 6, flights between islands will operate again from Terminal 2 after doing so for 12 months in Terminal 1. Good forecasts for aircraft and passenger traffic have led Aena to adopt this decision after undergoing several improvement works in recent months. Lanzarote Airport, made up of two completely independent terminals, has been operating at half gas during the months of the pandemic, although it never closed its doors.Although it must be remembered that in the hard times of confinement there were days with only three or four operations, especially with Gran Canaria and Tenerife and only one with Madrid. Forecasts suggest that in August more than 70% of the movements lost by the pandemic will be recovered and we will be able to get closer to the records of the summer of 2019. Improvement work During the time that T2 has been closed, Aena has carried out a series of works to improve and modernize the facilities, which were already planned before the health emergency occurred. These works have been mainly aimed at optimizing the surface of the terminal. The actions have consisted, among others, in a new distribution of the spaces -which has resulted in a larger and brighter boarding area and in which the cafeteria is now located- and the execution of anew firm and signage at the entrances . In addition, new counters have been installed at the boarding gates, a new teleindicator and new flight information monitors. Since the pandemic began, various anticovid elements have been installed in both T2 and T1 -72 protective screens, 235 non-contact taps and 51 gel dispensers- which,together with other actions to prevent the disease, have earned the César Manrique-Lanzarote Airport the certification of the Airport Health Accreditation program of the Airports Council International (ACI). This program- which has accredited 19 Spanish airports, including all those in the Canary Islands – assesses compliance with the sanitary measures recommended by ACI,the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), EASA, the European Center for Prevention and Control of Diseases (ECDC) and the guidelines of the World Health Organization (WHO).
Coinciding with the reopening of T2 of the César Manrique Lanzarote Airport, Aena recalls that,according to Royal Decree-Law 26/2020, access to the terminals must be through the signposted entrances and only employees already passengers who have a valid ticket or boarding pass and the companions of travelers who require special assistance, minors or with duly justified cause.