PASSENGERS flying between the different Balearic Islands will now pay less for their tickets.
The Balearic Government and the Spanish Ministry for Enterprise yesterday announced a 7 percent decrease in the base rate of tickets.
Under the deal, airline Air Nostrum, which operates the routes between the islands as a public transport service, will have to charge non-residents of the islands an average of 82 euros. With the 50 percent reduction that applies to registered residents of the islands, this works out at 41 euros per seat.
Previously, residents of the islands were were paying 49.50 for their tickets.
However, that doesn't mean that every seat will cost the same. Variations, depending on when passengers book their tickets, will apply.
The Director of Air and Sea Transport, Joana Maria Amengual, after meeting with the Director General of Civil Aviation, Manuel Bautista, said that the new prices would mean savings of 17 percent for residents of the islands. She said the change in the price structure was responding to a need to invigorate the aviation market.