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LOW COST: Budget passengers choose the Balearics

MORE budget airline passengers touch down in the Balearics than any other region of Spain.

Incoming low-cost passenger traffic has risen by 4.2 per cent in the region for the first 11 months of the year compared to the same period last year, reaching a passenger count of 8,020,782.  In total, the figure represents 23.1 per cent of the nation´s low-cost incoming passenger numbers.

Of those, the lion’s share has landed at Palma, with a 4.9 per cent increase to 6.3 million. In terms of autonomous regions, Balearics, Cataluña and Canarias lead the nation’s rankings for the January to November 2012 period.

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Palma was ranked the top budget destination in Spain, followed by Barcelona El Prat and then Malaga. Of the top three all saw an increase in low-cost flights, except Malaga which had a 2.1 per cent decrease.

Nationwide, low-cost airline passenger traffic was 34.7 million for the first 11 months of 2012, representing a 1.6 per cent increase compared to the same period last year. On the other hand, traditional airlines saw a 3 per cent decrease in passenger traffic up until November, to 24.7 million.


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