By Francisco Cortez

Palma

.—Numbers have gone up by almost seven percent compared with 2013, but are still below the national average growth of 10.1 percent.

Passengers from the United Kingdom and Italy continue to show preference for this kind of transport, with over 37 percent of arrivals in the whole country coming from Britain and 11.2 percent from Italy.

In total, so far 4.4 million citizens flew to and from the Balearics, with scheduled airlines which carried 2,668,162 passengers.

At a national level 14.3 million visitors chose to travel with Ryanair, easyJet and Vueling, 10.3 percent more than during the same period the previous year.

Over five million of them being British.

Scheduled airlines were responsible for the transport of 16.2 million passengers, surpassing low cost by a 46.9 percent to 53.1 percent ratio.

June was a particularly busy month for all airlines, with 3.4 million passengers choosing to travel with a low cost carrier and 3.61 million opting for the traditional offer.

Ryanair, easyJet and Vueling were responsible for 66 percent of transport during that period.

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