Palma de Mallorca Airport (PMI/LEPA)


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Island inspiration for Chopin's Raindrop Prelude: Mallorca now heavily promotes its associations with the many artists who have made it their refuge and home. King Juan Carlos also lives in Mallorca and welcomed the Obama's to his home there during the First Lady's private holiday in 2010.

Rafael Nadal's birthplace and holiday home for celebs such as Michael Douglas, Mallorca is a paradise for paparazzis.

Other major reasons to serve this airport

  • Major cultural and sun & beach tourist attractions.
  • The island has more than 550 kilometres of coastline and 208 beaches – 158 of them are sandy.
  • Multi-cultural and lively city.
  • Potential for convention and congress tourism.
  • Hidden natural areas like Sa Calobra, and one UNESCO World Heritage Site: the Sierra de Tramuntana.
  • La Seu is the second highest Gothic cathedral among the European Gothic cathedrals.
  • It is a perfect place to practice water sports.
  • Highly recommended Mediterranean cuisine and local origin products: wine (Binissalem) and olives.
  • Health tourism: talaso-therapy centres, spa hotels, beauty centres.
  • Many private companies have rewarded the airport’s work:
    • Palma de Mallorca was in the top ten Southern Europe Airports in the Skytrax 2013 passengers surveys;
    • In 2011, Palma de Mallorca Airport was distinguished in the Airport Service Quality Awards in the category of Best Improvement by ACI;
    • Winner of the ACI Europe Best Airport 2009 Award at the “10-25 million passenger” category for its strong relationships with its airline customers and its successful adoption of a hub strategy.

PMI has been successful at establishing long-term relationships with many European carriers and Palma de Mallorca Airport won the ACI EUROPE 'Best Airport 10-25m Category' in 2009.

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

With a permanent population of 1.1 million, and airport traffic more than 20 times this figure in 2013, PMI's catchment is almost wholly inbound, 83% leisure-dominated, and very substantial.

Catchment Area

The map shows the population living near Palma de Mallorca Airport, and the nearest airports in the area (Ibiza and Menorca airports).

  • Population of the main cities in the Balearic Islands:
    • Palma de Mallorca – 404,681;
    • Manacor – 40,859;
    • Alcúdia – 19,112;
    • Ibiza – 49,516;
    • Santa Eulária des Riu – 32,637;
    • Formentera – 9,962;
    • Ciutadella – 29,247;
    • There are 1.1 million inhabitants in the Balearic Islands.

In 2013, over 12,000 tonnes of cargo passed through PMI, including a great deal of high value fresh fish destined for the island's substantial restaurant trade including its best fish restaurant – the Can Eduardo – patronised by Spain's King Juan Carlos (also a prominent Mallorca resident).

Under-served freight opportunities and other economic impact factors

Geography

  • Palma de Mallorca airport is located eight kilometres east of the main city.

Road Access

  • The airport can be accessed from the Palma-Santanyi motorway.

Bus Access

  • Route 1 – Airport-City-Port.
  • Route 21 – S’Arenal-Airport.

Infrastructure & Operations

Mallorca Airport

Important infrastructure developments and/or other news

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Vital statistics

2013 figures

  • Passengers (commercial): 4,903,716 domestic passengers; 17,853,019 international passengers.
  • Air Transport Movements: 865% scheduled flights; 14% charter flights.
  • Freight: 12,237 tonnes.
  • Largest carriers (Top 10): airberlin, Ryanair, Air Europa, easyJet, Vueling, Condor, Thomson Airways, TUIfly, germanwings and Jet2.com.

Financials

Airport charges

Annual report