NEARLY a fifth of all passengers arriving on low-cost airlines in
Between January and October this year, 5.9 million budget airline passengers have passed through Son Sant Joan, according to data from the Institute of Tourism Studies (IET).
This is 12 per cent more people compared to last year.
Regionally, the Balearics saw 7.6 million passenger arrivals on low-cost airlines, also around 12 per cent more. Nationally, 32.2 million passengers travelled on low cost airlines between January and October.
This was a bigger increase with 14 per cent more people flying in on low-cost airlines than they did last year.
The number of passengers arriving in
This was three-quarters of the total passenger arrivals to the Balearics but less than a 10th of those arriving nationally.
Nationally, traditional companies transported 23.7million passengers nationally, up 7.8 per cent.
In October, nearly 90 per cent of arrivals on traditional airlines in the Balearic Islands landed at
Meanwhile, two Austrian men in their early 20s were arrested in
They were reportedly drunk in the departure lounge and were causing mayhem in several shops where they had thrown objects from shelves onto the ground.
When the officer reproached them, they allegedly assaulted him.
By Nicole Hallett