THE Balearics was the region with the biggest price increases in June, two decimal points above the national average, attributed to a 1.9 per cent rise in hotel, cafe and restaurant prices as the high season for tourism gets under way. Other major increases were food and non-alcoholic beverages (up by 0.6 per cent) and leisure and culture, also up by 0.6 per cent.
Footwear and clothing prices went down by 0.4 per cent, transport by 0.3 per cent despite the rise in the cost of crude oil, and communications by 0.1 per cent. Inflation so far this year is running at 2.4 per cent, one decimal point more than the national average.
Another busy weekend at
Palma airport
PALMA'S Son Sant Joan airport is expected to handle 350'000 passengers and 2'400 flights this weekend, increases of 4.95 and5.21 per cent respectively compared to the same weekend last year.
An airport spokesman said that between yesterday and next Thursday, the airport will handle 691'200 travellers and 5'046 planes, increases of 7.44 and eight per cent respectively.
Today is expected to be the busiest day, with 139'650 passengers, followed by tomorrow, with 114'600 passengers. The least busy day of the week will be Wednesday, with 77'300 passengers.

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