Saturday, January 24th, 2015
Air Europa will begin interisland flights in the Balearic islands from the first of May. This will link Palma’s Son Sant Joan to the airports of Ibiza and Menorca with six flights per day and as many back. This will be operated by a European manufactured turboprop ATR 72 with a capacity of 68 places.
The aviation group Globalia announced yesterday in a statement that it has secured the available slots which will benefit both business and holiday travelers by offering an efficient, convenient and flexible service.
It was already known from late last year when Juan Jose Hidalgo President of Globalia announced company plans to enter the interisland market, but it wasn’t until earlier this week that the flight schedules were made public.
Therefore the first morning flights will departure Mahon at 7:00am and Ibiza at 7:35am heading for Palma. The following flights from Ibiza airport to Son Sant Joan depart at 9:55, 12:15, 15:10, 17:30 and 19:50 hours. The last flight of the day will take off from Palma to Ibiza at 21 hours.
A typical price for May 2015 is currently €88 one way from Palma to Ibiza. www.aireuropa.com
The aviation group highlight that all interisland flights have connections at Palma airport where Air Europa’s network of both national and international destinations are be available.
The company added that from the company’s hub at the Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas airport, travelers from Mahon and Ibiza could continue to fly with Air Europe’s transatlantic flights, North or South America, and the Caribbean, without having to worry about their luggage.
Thus, potentially both from Mahon and Ibiza passengers would be able to book directly to their final destination be it in Spain, Europe or America.
Every year since 2008 Granada airport lost passengers that is until 2014, which was the first recorded increase in the terminal.
The close of year brought good news for managers of the Grenadine airport terminal as it posted 1.9% more passengers compared to 2013. Especially satisfactory for the Aena management of Spanish commercial airports were the routes to Barcelona and Palma de Mallorca.
After six consecutive years of decline in passenger numbers the “Federico García Lorca” Granada-Jaén airport has turned the tide. In total, 650,544 people made use of the airport during this period, national passenger traffic accounting for 95% of the activity.
The biggest increase recorded in the past year was the amount of passengers traveling to or from London, a line that has operated throughout 2014 with an increase of ninety-three percent from the same period last year. However, in 2013 this international route only existed from July so the positive balance shown in the latest statistics is a little misleading although still positive.
The number of people who chose the Granada Airport to fly internationally was 28,238, this being to or from the British capital. This figure is to rise in the coming months with the availability of other international lines to European capitals.