More records being set at Palma Airport.


Over the past few weeks, amidst continuing unrest in some of Majorca’s main competing destinations, fears have been growing about overbooking as demand for holidays and accommodation continues to rise sharply. And today (1 August), Palma airport will have broken all previous records for the start of August: a double record for the number of passengers handled, 163,950 in total, along with the number of flights, 1,014.

A significant rise in the number of passengers from the UK was registered with many of those destined to go to Tunisia having opted to be redirected to Majorca, space pending. It has also helped that 1 August has fallen on a Saturday, with the airport braced for another busy day on Sunday: it is going to handle a total of 147,000 passengers and 877 flight movements, another increase on last year.