15-09-2015MARIO RUIZ

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.


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Pollensa1946 / Hace over 5 years

When I read the confusing headline I thought... is Mallorca claiming to be a low-cost area of Spain? Because it sure is not that. Things can only get worse with the tourist tax.


Michael stokes / Hace over 5 years

You won't be top next season with a tourist tax adding extra costs monarch Ryanair and easy jet won't have so many tourists to bring out