Severe Weather in Mallorca: Devastation Caused by Hurricane Force Gusts and Heavy Rain

Monday, August 28th, 2023

A powerful storm, accompanied by unexpected hurricane force gusts, intense heavy rain, hail, and thunderstorms, struck the island of Mallorca on Sunday, 27.8.2023. It caused significant damage and resulted in minor injuries to several individuals. Around 11 AM, a strong wind suddenly swept over Mallorca, catching many residents and tourists off guard, despite the State […]

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The Future of Airport Security: CT Scanners Set to Simplify Travel

Saturday, August 5th, 2023

When will the new technology be in place? The roll-out of the new devices is relatively slow, so that many travellers will still have to wait some time before they can take advantage of the new rules. While several airports in Europe and the US have already introduced the new scanning equipment, many others are […]

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Air Traffic Control Strikes and Flight Cancellations: What You Need to Know

Wednesday, July 12th, 2023

High flight volume During the upcoming eight weeks, an estimated 33,000 flights per day are scheduled across European skies. On popular travel days like Fridays, this number could even exceed 34,000 flights. The role of Eurocontrol Eurocontrol is the European organisation responsible for ensuring the safety of air navigation. It coordinates air traffic control operations […]

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Coronavirus rules – 10 things you need to know for your Mallorca holiday

Friday, July 7th, 2023

1. Spain Entry Requirements Health controls for travellers arriving from the EU or Schengen-countries were discontinued in June 2022. Health controls for travellers arriving from non-EU, non-Schengen countries have been lifted with effect from 21/10/2022. Passengers arriving at Palma Airport no longer need to provide proof of Covid-vaccination / -recovery or a negative test result. […]

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Computer System Failure at Enaire Causes Widespread Delays at Palma Airport and Beyond

Friday, June 30th, 2023

A partial failure in Enaire’s computer system responsible for flight plans has resulted in significant delays at Palma Airport and other major airports across the Balearic Islands, Catalonia, and Valencia this Friday, the 30th of June 2023. Enaire, the Spanish air navigation manager overseeing air traffic control, handles an extensive volume of approximately 2 million […]

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Ryanair Introduces Enhanced Alcohol Regulations on UK Flights to Palma de Mallorca

Saturday, June 17th, 2023

Restrictions on Duty-Free Alcohol Passengers travelling from the UK to popular destinations like Palma de Mallorca, Alicante, Barcelona, Ibiza, Malaga, and Tenerife South will no longer be permitted to bring alcohol purchased from duty-free shops into the aircraft cabin. Instead, duty-free alcohol must be securely packed in an appropriate bag and handed over to Ryanair […]

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“Air Defender 23”: How does the NATO Manoeuvre impact Mallorca Flights?

Wednesday, June 14th, 2023

“Air Defender 23,” the largest manoeuvre since NATO’s establishment 74 years ago, commenced on Monday, the 12th of June, and is set to conclude on Friday, the 23rd of June. Months of meticulous planning have gone into this operation, involving complex logistics. The responsibility for executing the manoeuvre lies with the Air Force and the […]

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Mallorca’s Ensaïmada: The Spiralling Pastry in a Flaky Controversy

Wednesday, May 31st, 2023

Ensaïmada v Ryanair The ensaïmada, a delightful spiral-shaped pastry hailing from the sunny shores of Mallorca, has found itself in the midst of a pastry-perfect storm. From its medieval origins to a tussle with Ryanair over baggage fees, this cherished delicacy has taken centre stage in recent weeks. Join us as we unravel the doughy […]

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Formentor Access Restrictions Summer 2023

Wednesday, May 10th, 2023

Why is the access to Cap de Formentor restricted? Cap de Formentor is one of the most famous and popular tourist attractions in Mallorca. Due to its beautiful and spectacular views, a trip to the island’s northernmost point is a must for many holidaymakers. This leads to a dramatic increase in traffic during the summer […]

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Enjoy free Mallorca bus travel for a day

Monday, February 27th, 2023

On Wednesday, the 1st of March is “Day of the Balearic Islands”, which is a public holiday in Mallorca. This is to commemorate the creation of the Balearic Islands’ autonomous status, which came into force on the 1st of March 1983. A wide variety of events and festivities is held every year, to mark the occasion. […]

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