Son Sant Joan Airport has the third highest volume of passenger arrivals in Spain

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Son Sant Joan Airport in Palma de Mallorca

SON SANT JOAN AIRPORT in Palma de Mallorca has the third highest volume of passenger arrivals in Spain. In the first quarter of this year 9.3 million passengers used Son Sant Joan airport, representing a 7.2 per cent increase compared to the same period last year.

Barajas airport in Madrid had the most number of passengers with 23.9 million, followed by El Prat in Barcelona’s 15.8 million. In June alone there were 562,228 national and 2,274,983 international arrivals to Palma’s airport. This represents a 2.3 per cent and a 14.6 per cent increase respectively compared to June 2010.

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While 2,238,391 passengers used regular airlines, representing a 14.4 per cent increase from last year; 568,339 used charter flights, representing a 3.5 per cent rise from 2010.

The number of flights increased by 20,674, a 7.2 per cent increase compared to June 2010, of which 6,166 were national flights, representing a 3.5 per cent decrease, and 14,366 were international, a 13 per cent increase.

In the first quarter of this year the number of flights rose by 2.3 per cent to 79,302 operations, according to Aena’s data.


Meanwhile, a of traffic control staff at Son Sant Joan airport in Palma caused flight delays with 15 aircraft as they lost their take-off and landing slots this week.

By Nicole Hallett

 


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