Palma Airport passengers increased 1.8 percent in July with 3.4 million travelers.

Saturday, August 9th, 2014

Palma Airport passenger numbers increased in July by 1.8 percent compared with the same month last year.  The total air traffic passengers were 3,451,911.  According to data released by AENA this is the fourth consecutive month of passenger growth this year, so far.  Menorca airport had a passenger increases of 1.3 percent in July.

The airport operators also state that the numbers of aircraft operations carried out was 24,381, 3.7% more than in July last year.  The countries from which most passengers came from in July were Germany (1.1 million), United Kingdom (777,330) and Spain (530,872).

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As stated by AENA, the air traffic market has been revitalized, in July it returned to growth of 8.2% over the same period last year.  In terms of international air traffic, the increase was 0.7%, a total of 2.9 million passengers arriving or departing.

From all passengers 3.4 million took commercial flights, which implies an increase of 1.8 percent from last July.  Regarding the type of flight taken, 2.8 million passengers took regular flights, which is an increase of 4.3 percent.

For June

The increase in passengers at Palma airport in June was 2.9%, the total passengers were more than 3 million.  While according to statistics from the International Airports Association, the figures from Ibiza reached a 7.7% increase with a total of 916,184 passengers.

Son Sant Joan has received a total of 9.3 million passengers during the first half of 2014.

This same data points out that El Prat airport in Barcelona had the second largest increase in passenger numbers in the EU after Rome, seeing passengers numbers up 6.4%, to 3.7 million passengers.

The Adolfo Suárez Madrid Barajas airport was fifth among the big airports, which exceed more than 25 million passengers annually, with an increase of 5.1% a total of 3.7 million travelers.

The director of Palma airport, José Antonio Álvarez, said on Tuesday that Son Sant Joan, has gone on making successive “passenger peaks since April,” so if in August this trend continues it “could be the best summer in history. “

Speaking to the media after the visit of the Minister of Tourism and Sports, Jaime Martinez, Alvarez said that “expectations are being met, although the three first months of the year were a bit bad. “

During the first seven months of the year a total of 12.7 million passengers have passed through the Palma airport facilities, representing an increase of 0.4 percent.  Domestic traffic during this period was 2.8 million passengers, an increase of 0.1 percent.  Palma airport car rental has benefited massively.


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