Palma de Mallorca Airport (PMI/LEPA)


Printable Version
Hide routes

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.

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.

Aena offers airlines an extensive range of incentives.

Marketing and other support

Aena offers airlines an extensive range of incentives. See the new incentive that Aena offers airlines in 2017 and discover which one suits your type of operation best:
  • For new routes;
  • For increasing number of passengers on a route: on long-haul routes, on airports with less than three million passengers and seasonal airports during the off-peak season;
  • Seasonality;
  • Off-peak days;
  • Connecting flights;
  • Freight: is exempted of cargo charge from the 5 July 2014;
  • The Spanish Government has approved a 11% reduction in all airport charges in the period 2017-2021 (2.2% annually). It is effective as of 1 March 2017.

The conditions of the Aena Incentive scheme are according to the wording included in the legislation in force. For more information please visit: http://www.aena.es/en/airlines/incentives.html

MARKETING SUPPORT

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 etc. All of this is geared towards achieving greater visibility and publicity for the launch of new routes or new bases.

For more information please visit: http://www.aena.es/en/airlines/promotional-marketing.html

Potential cooperation from the Spanish Tourism Board (Tourspain): infosmile@tourspain.es

Market information: statistics and market analysis on request at airlinebox@aena.es

With a permanent population of nearly 900,000, and airport traffic more than 20 times this figure in 2016, PMI's catchment is almost wholly inbound, 86% 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). There are 861,430 people living on Mallorca.

In 2016, nearly 11,000 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

Look for more Balearic region information at:

Vital statistics

2016 figures

  • Passengers (commercial): 5.8m domestic passengers; 20.4m international passengers.
  • Air Transport Movements: 89% scheduled flights; 11% charter flights.
  • Freight: 10,453 tonnes.
  • Largest carriers (Top five): airberlin, Ryanair, Air Europa, easyJet and Vueling.

Financials

Airport charges

Annual report