Palma airport

There will be a decline in winter flights to Mallorca this year.

10-10-2019R.L.

Figures from AECFA, the coordinating body for airport scheduling, point to an 8.5% decrease in airline seats for Palma flights from November to March. The number of flights is scheduled to fall by 11.5% over these five months.

This drop is the largest for fifteen years, and it doesn't take into account any impact because of Thomas Cook, as this is information for the situation as it was in mid-September. For October, 25,000 UK passengers had been booked on Thomas Cook flights to and from Son Sant Joan Airport.

A reason for the lower flight availability is an increase in competition from other destinations. The decrease and loss of some air connectivity were therefore topics for discussion at Wednesday's meeting of the airport's routes committee. This considered measures to address the loss of Thomas Cook flights and the importance of Condor flights continuing. Twenty-five per cent of German tourists take Condor flights.

The 2020-2021 air connectivity plan envisages there being 31 new airport links in sixteen countries on three continents. Transport minister Marc Pons said that the aim is to boost the number of flights during the low and medium seasons and to improve medium and long-distance connectivity. On the list of new airport links are ones with Doha, Istanbul, Marrakesh, New York and Tel Aviv.

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John P / Hace 2 days

Complacent,expensive,tourist tax. If do not change attitude it will not just be the “out of season “months that will see big reductions. Other destinations are getting better at marketing. Perhaps too many meetings and no action,

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Stephen / Hace 4 days

Maybe the extra holiday tax that is being collected by hotels has made people travel to other destinations

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Mike / Hace 4 days

We use Ryanair and easyJet every month and have noticed that from nov 1 through till March there is almost nothing especially during the week and what is available at weekends are stupid money doesn’t make sense as every flight last winter was full .????

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Mg / Hace 4 days

Good morning. Hotels are complaining, restaurants complaining and rest of the shops when we have fever tourists. Tru we have gone from almost no to a very high number. But a big minus has been the block of airbnb and Uber. If they would be running, Norwegian would definitely continue doing flights in January. And many other companies as well. It's time to re consider more options for staying in Mallorca without the hotel maffia running this. Regards Mg

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