Jose Espartero yesterday.


Ryanair yesterday unveiled their plans for its hub at Palma airport and the carrier will be increasing the number of passengers 10 percent by operating  four new routes out of the Majorcan capital and increasing frequencies to other destinations. The new routes are Newcastle, Rome, Frankfurt and Breslavia, while flights will be increased on routes to the likes of Manchester and Stockholm.

Head of sales and marketing Spain, Jose Espartero, said in Palma yesterday that Ryanair aims to carry four million passengers in and out of Palma next year, 300,000 or ten percent more than this year.

The airline is going to be operating a total of 348 flights in and out of Palma next year. Espartero denied that Ryanair was muscling in on the slots vacated by Air Berlin. He explained that the airline considers Majorca the ideal location for sustainable and continual growth.

Next year, the carrier with have a 540 airline strong fleet and that destinations in North Africa and Turkey are still off the radar because they are “too complicated.”

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Steve Riches / Hace over 4 years

It seems to have passed under the radar that EasyJet are continuing to fly Tuesdays and Thursdays right through the winter from Luton. It's a massive bonus for those of us who had to flog our way to the "remote" Stansted or Gatwick. Sadly though the cheaper parking which Luton customers used to enjoy seems to be rising to the silly levels of the other two airports!


fatabelly man / Hace over 4 years

Way eye man. If youse gana put flights from Geordie land just drop us off strait in Magaluf so we can sup more ale. Haway the lads... smoke tabs..... and drink beaah!


alan cook / Hace over 4 years

Good news Ryanair and Mr O'leery so why do you still not fly to Palma from ANYWHERE in Ireland between October and April each year. The island of Ireland remains the only part of the British Isles and continental Europe without ANY flights to Mallorca between October to April each year. That's 6.5 million people who can fly to the Canaries, Malaga, Barcelona,Faro etc throughout the year but NOT Mallorca....come on Ryanair lead the way back for the many many home owners, cyclists, walkers, city breakers who love Mallorca but find it really hard to get there throughout the autumn, winter and early spring each year.....Ireland is where you started from yourselves back in the day !!!!!!!