The civil seaplane which came to Puerto Pollensa on Saturday. | Elena Ballestero


The ruling administration at Pollensa town hall (Junts Avançam and Unió Mollera Pollencina) has expressed its concern at the possibility of civil seaplanes using the bay of Pollensa.

Mayor Miquel Angel March says that the town hall has received no request for commercial use and that there is no authorisation for it. Regardless of this, he adds, it is an issue that worries the town hall because the bay is overcrowded as it is. "If there were more activity of this type, it would not be suitable." Any initiative which is formally registered, he stresses, will be studied thoroughly.

The response from the town hall comes after presentations at the yacht club in Puerto Pollensa at the weekend during which a proposal for creating a school of hydroaviation was made. There have also been suggestions that Puerto Pollensa could be the base for tourist flights to Formentera. Minorca, specifically Ciutadella, is now also been mentioned in this regard.

Despite the town hall saying that there is no authorisation for commercial use, the bay of Pollensa is the only place in Spain where civil seaplanes have permission to land from the national government and military authorities. The town hall doesn't have any real say in how the sea is used.