Transport minister Marc Pons with taxi-driver representatives. | M. Joy

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Although taxi driver representatives are still not happy with the bus routes from the airport to resorts - which the government will "impose" as from May - they are saying that the document will be signed next week. They have no plans to stage any more protests.

Despite agreement not having been reached on Monday, minister Marc Pons was satisfied and said he expects things to be firmed up in a week's time. He added that the "government has no intention of pressurising anyone", observing that the negotiations have been complex. "Both sides have had to give, but in the end there will be agreement for a document that benefits public transport in Majorca."

As previously announced, there have been adjustments to the frequency of services and to fares: respectively, these have been reduced and increased. There will be twelve services to Alcudia and Calvia, ten to Cala d'Or and fourteen to Cala Millor. Fares will be seven euros to Calvia, nine euros to Cala d'Or, ten to Alcudia and twelve to Cala Millor. The services will run all year.

The additional stops en route will mean that in the case of the Cala d'Or service, it will stop in Arenal, the Son Noguera poligono, Llucmajor, Campos and Santanyi. With the Cala Millor/Cala Bona service, this will go via Algaida, Montuiri, Manacor, Porto Cristo and S'Illot. The two Calvia services will now just be the one and will go to Portals Nous, Son Caliu, Palmanova, Magalluf, Paguera and Santa Ponsa. The Alcudia/Can Picafort service will stop in Marratxi and Inca.

Full information regarding the services can be found at www.tib.org/web/ctm/autobus/aerotib