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 and 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

See the incentive scheme Aena offers airlines in 2015 and discover which suits your type of operation best:
  • For increasing number of passengers on a route;
  • Seasonality;
  • Connecting flights;
  • Freight: is exempted of cargo charge from the 5 July 2014;
  • Note: A 1.9% reduction in all the airport charges will be effective on 1st March 2016.

The conditions of the Aena Incentive scheme and PR support are according to the wording included in the legislation in force. For more information please visit:

Aena collaborates on an ongoing basis with airlines on aspects such as organising events relating to first flights, advertising in media belonging to Aena, press releases, publicity on social networks, information to travel agencies associations, temporary discounts on parking, VIP lounges, shops and F&B, etc. All of this is geared towards achieving greater visibility and publicity for the launch of new routes or new bases.
Potential cooperation from the Spanish Tourism Board (Tourspain):
Market information: statistics and market analysis on request at

The map shows the population living near Palma de Mallorca Airport (the green square) and the nearest airports in the area (Ibiza and Menorca Airports). With a permanent population of 1.1 million, and airport traffic more than 20 times this figure in 2014, 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 2014, over 11,500 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


  • 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

Look for more Balearic region information at:

Vital statistics

2014 figures

  • Passengers (commercial): 5,083,846 domestic passengers; 18,018,238 international passengers.
  • Air Transport Movements: 86.6% scheduled flights; 13.4% charter flights.
  • Freight: 11,516 tonnes.
  • Largest carriers (Top 10): airberlin, Ryanair, Air Europa, easyJet, Vueling, Condor, Thomson Airways, TUIfly, germanwings and Air Nostrum.


Airport charges

Annual report