Palma Son Sant Joan Airport, Mallorca

The airports authority's plans have been met with much opposition.


Palma town hall's urban planning council has said that it cannot give the green light to plans for Son Sant Joan Airport unless the Spanish government alters growth forecasts and takes into account resources and capacity in Mallorca.

Neus Truyol, councillor for the model of the city and sustainability, said after Tuesday's meeting of the planning council that proposals made by the airports authority Aena are "totally out of date" and based on a 2001 plan for the airport. Aena's new plan "does not take into account population carrying capacity that the island can support and does not incorporate climate sustainability criteria".

Under the plan, which envisages a 77% increase of the current built area at the airport, a passenger ceiling of 50 million a year is foreseen. In 2019, the number was 29 million. For Truyol: "Current tourist overcrowding is totally unsustainable. In the future, there has to be a reduction in the number of tourists in order to increase residents' quality of life and to improve conservation of the environment and visitors' experiences."


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Charles / Hace 2 months

@Stephen, since when did politicians start worrying about the average worker, especially when they weren’t born and bred here ?


Fred / Hace 2 months

When the current Airport was built. It was described as an Airport to accommodate millions for the future. Why it needs further expansion is a mystery. Perhaps more millions are expected. Or was it not as good as first described.


Peter / Hace 2 months

At last a good decision from the planning board.


Stephen / Hace 2 months

Once again someone is complaining about there going to be to many tourists on Mallorca. Neus Truyol should remember that it is the tourists that pay the wages of almost every body on Mallorca ,what will he say to those that cannot get work if less tourists come in the future, will his government pay them the lost wages i dont think so??