Aena doubling free internet time in Palma Airport

Friday, December 5th, 2014

Over the Christmas season Aena has increased the free internet access time, via Wi-Fi connection, in Palma airport and the other 27 Aena airports that offer this service.

That means the period of free access is doubled, going from the 15 minutes to 30 minutes.  This offer will be valid in a first phase until January 15th on the Airport ‘Free Wi-Fi’ network.

To access this network passengers have to log on giving a valid email address to active the user time.  Since January this year, passengers at the Aena airports have made 6.5 million free downloads.

The company that provides the Internet access via Wi-Fi is KubiWireless, integrated in the telecom operator Eurona Telecom Group.


Pickpocket Arrested at Son Sant Joan for violating a restraining order

Latvian offender was residing inside cars in the long stay car park.

Local police officers arrested a pickpocket in Palma airport of Latvian origin for violating a court order preventing approach to the Palmesano airport.  The offender, 39, was shocked when apprehended after taking refuge inside a car in the long term parking enclosure.

The events began last Wednesday at Palma airport.  Video surveillance cameras detected the presence of an individual who was taking refuge in parked cars on the sixth floor, the area reserved for long stays.  Initial suspicions suggested it could be a familiar criminal face notorious for tourist theft.

Local police stepped up surveillance at this point  to see if they could discover the person.  The pickpocket soon appeared as they had in fact made their home in the Palmesano airport parking.

Officials found the pickpocket hidden inside a Mercedes after breaking a window.  Local police then took them to the National Police station in Son Sant Joan airport.  There they were detained after finding that they had broken a restraining order.

The judge had supposedly stopped this persistent pickpocket  from coming close to the facilities of Palma’s airport.  The restraining order was in force until December next year.


Dubai overtakes Palma as the top destination for Manchester travelers

 Palma has been replaced as the most popular international destination for travelers from Manchester Airport.

In the first nine months of this year exclusive analysis of all UK air traffic shows there have been 596,028 passengers between Manchester Airport and desert kingdom – Dubai Airports – up 21,901 on the same period last year.

Palma de Mallorca airport, which was number one last year, is down 16,031 to 583,400 passengers.

Tenerife (559,753) is third popular from Manchester airport, while Dublin has risen two places to fourth after passenger numbers rose by 24.2 per cent to 554,074.

Amsterdam is down one place in fifth, while Alicante is sixth, Malaga seventh, Dalaman eighth, Paris ninth, and Faro tenth.


Palma airport, twelfth busy airport in the European Union during  2013

Palma de Mallorca airport was the twelfth busy airport in the EU in 2013 with 22.7 million passengers, representing an increase of 0.6 percent, according to a report released Thursday by the EU statistics office, Eurostat.

In 2013 the countries with the most air travelers in the European Union were the UK (210 million, + 3.6% compared to 2012), Germany (181 million, + 1.2%), Spain (158 million) , France (138 million, + 2.3%) and Italy (115 million).

London Heathrow Airport remains the leader in passenger numbers (72 million, an increase of 3.4% over the previous year).  Followed by Paris Charles de Gaulle (62 million + 0.8%), Frankfurt Main (58 million, + 1.1%), Amsterdam Schiphol (53 million, + 3%), Madrid Barajas (40 million ) and Munich (39 million, + 0.9%).

Barcelona was ninth (35.1 million passengers) and Malaga 25th  (12.8 million passengers, + 2.8%).

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