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PALMA airport handled a total of 888'173 passengers and 9'378 flights in February this year.
This was a fall of 0.5 and 0.7 percent respectively in comparison with the same period for last year.
According to AENA (the Spanish Airports Authority), in February there was also a fall in freight traffic of 0.1 percent at Son Sant Joan, with a total of 1'330 tonnes handled. By nationality, the biggest fall was in passengers from the United Kingdom. Only 68'086 British passengers passed through the airport, some 20.7 percent less than in February 2005. The amount of passengers from Germany also fell by 8.4 percent (289'028) while the number of Spanish passenger rose by 5.3 percent (447'793) in comparison with February last year. As for the type of passenger, of the 888'173 who used Palma airport, 887'792 were business passengers. Of these 447'619 were travelling within Spain and 440'173 were on international flights. By type of flight, 844'107 flew on scheduled flights and 43'514 on charter flights.
With regard to the destination or origin of the passengers, the airports transporting most passengers to and from Palma were: Barcelona (123'665), Madrid (112'877), Dusseldorf (32'265), Valencia (35'762), Frankfurt (32'731), Munich (30'617), Hamburg (30'511) and Alicante (26'452). By company, Air Berlin had most passengers in February (303'189), Air Europa (149'716), Iberia (67'343), Hapag Lloyd (67'261), Spanair (62'188), Condor (46'909), Air Nostrum (43'196) and easyJet (36'913).