BALEARIC airports were once again the top destination for low-cost airlines during September with more passengers heading to the region from the UK and Sweden.

More than 779'000 passengers arrived at Balearic airports during the month - an increase of 2.1 percent on the previous year.
Palma's Son Sant Joan was the busiest airport with 647'639 arriving on flights operated by budget carriers, which is a slight increase on the previous year.

This is almost double the number of passengers travelling to resorts in competition with Majorca, such as Malaga, which had 376'439 arrivals and Barcelona for the Costa Brava resorts, with 360'820 passengers arriving on low-cost flights. Official statistics reveal that six out of every 10 passengers visiting the Balearics arrives on a low-cost flight.

Figures provided by the Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Commerce also stated that 4.4 million passengers had arrived at Palma airport on low-cost flights in the nine months from January to September. This was 12.3 percent higher than the same period of 2007.