Category: Palma Airport News

Discover Palma Cathedral’s Hidden Gem: A Visit to the Roof Terrace

An experience not to be missed The majestic Palma Cathedral, also known as La Seu, with its imposing façade and soaring spires, is renowned for its architectural grandeur and rich history. It is one of Palma’s most famous tourist attractions – easily spotted from afar, stunning to look at from the outside and even more […]

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Is Palma Airport Facing Strikes?

Usually, this is a question that can be answered with a simple “yes” or “no”.  Not so in this case. What’s the current situation? Over the last few days, passengers at Palma Airport have on several occasions been experiencing long delays when going through security control and some have not been able to reach the […]

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Mallorca’s Muro Council Takes the Reins: Electric Tuk-Tuks to Replace Horse-Drawn Carriages

The picturesque streets of Mallorca have long been adorned with the iconic horse-drawn carriages. However, the continued use of these charming yet controversial transportation methods has sparked heated debates, with animal welfare activists condemning the practice. Now, the council of Muro is taking the lead in exploring alternatives, with plans to introduce electrically operated Tuk-Tuks […]

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La Seu Cathedral’s ‘Magic Eight’ Phenomenon: A Spectacle of Light and History

As the calendar turns to the 11th of November, a beautiful spectacle awaits those who visit La Seu Cathedral in Palma. Weather permitting, the “Magic Eight” phenomenon unfolds, enchanting onlookers with a mesmerising play of light. On this special day, as the first rays of the rising sun penetrate the cathedral’s east-facing rose window, a […]

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Palma de Mallorca Expands Its Wings: New Direct Flights to the US and China on the Horizon

In an interesting development for both travellers and the tourism industry, several new direct flight connections outside of Europe might be on the cards for Palma de Mallorca. According to recent reports, American Airlines has announced plans to introduce a direct flight route between Miami and Palma de Mallorca. This would be the second direct […]

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Continued Weather Challenges at Palma Airport

Palma Airport and Passengers Face Ongoing Disruptions Palma Airport and its travellers have been enduring a challenging period recently. Just as the island was beginning to recover from a powerful storm that struck on Sunday, the 27th of August 2023, and the repercussions of disruptions in UK airspace on Monday, the 28th of August 2023, […]

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UK Airspace Disruption

Flight Delays and Cancellations Affect Thousands of Passengers A temporary restriction of UK airspace on Monday, 28/8/2023, caused severe flight delays and cancellations. This was due to a technical issue at the UK’s air traffic control service, NATS. The organisation handles over 2.5 million flights travelling over the UK and across the North Atlantic every […]

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

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

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

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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