THE number of passengers travelling through airports in the Balearic Islands has dropped by two percent.
Over 29 million travellers passed through the region's three airports from January to November. This was a slight drop from 29.7 million the previous year.

Palma's Son Sant Joan Airport handled 22 million passengers, but this was down by 1.3 percent on the previous year.
However, it was still the busiest airport in Spain, with more passengers than either Madrid's Barajas or Barcelona's El Prat airports. International journeys accounted for 16.1 million of the total number with 5.8 million travelling on domestic routes.

The airport in Ibiza handled 4.5 million passengers, a drop of 2.3 percent on the previous year. Almost 2.5 million of these were passengers travelling overseas.

In Minorca, more than 2.5 million travellers passed through the airport during the same period, with 1.3 million on international journeys. This was a decrease of six percent on the previous year.

Cargo traffic in Palma increased by 5.9 percent.


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