Menorca Airport (MAH/LEMH)


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Menorca is the third most popular of the Balearic Islands, widely appreciated for its more intimate, private feel.

Gin isn't the most obvious drink in Spain, but it certainly is on Menorca where British soldiers, who were stationed here two centuries ago, unknowingly inspired a long-lasting tradition.

Other major reasons to serve this airport

  • Relevant tourist hot spot.
  • Menorca has been a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve since 1983, and has developed an environmentally friendly tourism.
  • Footwear, leather goods, jewellery and other small industries makes this island one of the best destinations for business in the Mediterranean Sea.
  • Menorca is especially well-known for its traditional summer fiestas, which intrigue many visitors. The ‘Festes de Sant Joan’ is held annually in Ciutadella, for three days.
  • The port of Mahon, located to the east coast of the island, is the second largest natural harbor in Europe. Currently it combines tourist and industrial functions, along with numerous cruises.

Menorca's own pure-breed horse – the all-black Menorcan – the focal point of the annual Horse Festival held in June.

Marketing and other support

  • Incentives are available in the Spanish airports:
    • Passenger growth incentive:
      • 75% discount in the passenger charge for additional passengers on a route in year ‘n’ (payable 50% on year n+1 and 25% in n+2).
      • 100% discount in the passenger charge if the route is to a new destination in year ‘n’ (payable 75% on year n+1 and 25% in n+2).
    • Transfer incentive: 30% discount in passenger & security charges in 2014 and 35% in 2015.
    • Freight: is exempted of cargo charge from the 5 July 2014.
    • Charges will have a maximum increase of 0% for the next ten years until 2025, as per the Royal Decree-Law 8/2014, published on the State Official Bulletin.
  • PR support for new routes:
    Aena offers Marketing Support actions for the opening of new routes, which may include:

    • Opening flight ceremony:
      • Dedicated area at the airport for the opening flight ceremony;
      • Cocktail for the passengers of the opening flight ceremony;
      • Invitation of relevant authorities, press, agencies and participants to boost profile of event.
    • Water salute: 
      • Water cannon salute at the opening flight;
    • Publicity at the airport:
      • In the airport: publicity spaces (MUPI) and digital screens for publicity;
      • On-Line: Promotional banner on the airport’s web page or at info-vuelos web page and promotion of the new route through the social media and other channels;
      • Off-Line: Official press release with impact on major national media and press release at Aena’s magazine;
    • Publicity outside the airport:
      • Information in the UNAV (Unión de Agencias de Viaje -Travel Agencies Union) newsletter, that includes 120 members with 1,500 sales points and promotion of the route through the eSIPA* monitors (* Flight information platform installed at various hotels, fairs & conventions centres, and other placements outside the airport).
    • Promotional discounts
      • Discounts at airport’s parking, retail and food & beverages;
      • Promotional flyer at Aena Aeropuertos’ website announcing the new routes and including the promotional discounts with airline logo to be delivered to the passengers.
    • Base start-up
      • Note: There are minimum conditions for the number of based aircraft and traffic growth associated in order to be eligible for these actions.
      • Discount on the current official rate in the rental of check-in machines and/or check-in counters;
      • Discount on the current official rate in the rental of offices, premises and commercial counters;
      • Discount on the current official rate in the branding of the boarding gate area in line with the airline specifications;
      • Special banner at info-vuelos website (1.7 million visits/month).
  • Possible cooperation from the Spanish Tourism Board (Tourspain):  infosmile@tourspain.es
  • Market information: statistics & market analysis on request at  airlinebox@aena.es

Menorca is very popular with second home buyers, and many have decided to relocate here from northen Europe.

Catchment Area

  • Within 30 min: 95,000 (total population)

Air cargo is almost entirely induced by the demands of dynamic tourism on the island.

Under-served freight opportunities and other economic impact factors

With significantly lower demand in the winter season, London is the only international destination served throughout the year. Although scheduled flights are plentiful during the summer, many European markets remain unserved.

Geography

  • Menorca Airport is located approximately 4.5 kilometres to the south-west of the island’s capital, Mahon.

Road Access

  • From Mahon: access is by the PM-704; then take the PM-709, towards the airport.
  • From Ciutadella: access is by the C-721; then take the PM-709, towards the airport.

Bus Access

  • Line 10: Airport – Mahón.

Infrastructure & Operations

Menorca runway

Important infrastructure developments and/or other news

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Vital statistics

2013 figures

  • Passengers (commercial): 1,212,758 domestic passengers; 1,341,214 international passengers.
  • Air Transport Movements: 75% scheduled flights; 25% charter flights.
  • Freight: 1,633 tonnes.
  • Largest carriers (Top 10): Vueling, Thomson Airways, Air Nostrum, Ryanair, Monarch Airlines, Thomas Cook UK, easyJet, TUIfly, Jet2.com and Air Europa.

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Financials

Airport charges

Annual report