The Balearics Islands are one of three regions of Spain which account for over half of all low-cost air travel in Spain.
With 15.3% of the total from January to August, the Balearics were ahead of Andalusia (14.5%) but some distance behind Catalonia with over 28%.
In August alone, there was a narrowing of this gap, the Balearics having been responsible for over 21% (over 900,000 passengers) and Catalonia for just under 28%. As for specific airports, Palma had 13.7% of all low-cost traffic in August, which meant that it was up slightly to 583,724 passengers.
In general terms and for Spain as a whole, from January to August low-cost airlines transported 24.41 million passengers into and out of Spanish airports, an increase of 9% compared with 2014 and almost 50% of all passenger traffic.
Traditional airlines still dominate, but only marginally, having moved 24.82 million passengers. In August specifically, low-cost volume rose by almost 6% to 4.25 million passengers, just over 50% of total traffic.