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.

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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 counts with more than 550 kilometers of coast and 208 beaches, 158 of them are sandy.
  • Multicultural and lively city.
  • Potential for convention and congress tourism.

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 in 2014:
    • Passenger growth incentive: 75% discount in the passenger charge, for the additional passengers on a route to the same destination (50% in 2014 and 25% in 2015). 100% discount in the passenger charge if the route is to a new destination (75% in 2014 and 25% in 2015).
    • Seasonality incentive: 20% discount in passenger and security charges for passengers carried during the months of November to March in the Balearic islands
    • Transfer incentive: 30% discount on passenger and security charges for the connecting passengers.
    • Cargo incentive: 100% reduction in cargo charge for connecting flights. 50% reduction in cargo charge for international flights.
  • PR support for new routes such as:
    • Opening flight ceremony: a press release, water cannon salute at the opening flight.
    • Promotional discounts: Discount at the Airport’s parking for the passengers of the new route, discounts at participating airport food & beverage points, discount at the Airport’s VIP lounge for the passengers of the route.
    • Promotion of the new route: Promotion of the new route at Aena’s web page, social networks…
    • Publicity at the airport: Space at the airport for publicity
  • For further information, please contact airlinebox@aena.es
  • 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 1.2 million, and airport traffic nearly 20 times this figure in 2012, 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 1.2 million inhabitants in the Balearic Islands

In 2012, almost 14,000 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 8 km east of downtown Palma.

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:

Important infrastructure developments and/or other news

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Vital statistics

2012 figures

  • Passengers (commercial): 5,602,634 domestic pax; 17,048,983 international pax
  • Air Transport Movements: 85% regular flights; 15% charter flights
  • Freight: 13.7 tons
  • Largest carriers (Top 10): Air Berlin, Ryanair, Air Europa, easyJet, Condor, Thomson Airways, Vueling, Tuifly, Air Nostrum and Niki

Financials

Airport charges

Annual report