Airports in Mallorca
Many of you ask about the Airports in Mallorca. Either because you are looking to improve the price of your ticket, or because you want to know if there is one closer to your location. Or you are just curious and “freaks” of the world of aviation and you want to inform.
I’m going to do a bit of spoiler, and tell you that there is only one commercial level (public use). And this is the well-known Palma de Mallorca Airport PMI. Where also all our Palma Airport Transfers leave.
Palma Airport Transfer
Who would not like to have an airport in Alcudia? It would be great to get off the plane and be on the beach directly.
The only International Commercial Airport in Mallorca is the Airport of Palma de Mallorca, (IATA Code: PMI, ICAO Code: LEPA)
This Airport, now owned by ENAIRE, is the third busiest airport in Spain, followed by Madrid and Barcelona.
Despite being an airport with only 2 tracks (divided into 4), it is very well structured to withstand significant workloads, landing on some days of the year the ratio of 1 aircraft per minute.
If you want to read more about this fantastic airport, follow this entry to deepen.
Are there more Airports in Mallorca?
Yes, there is one more in Mallorca. The Son Bonet aerodrome. Many years ago this was the airport that served Mallorca. In fact, the first commercial flight arrived in 1927 and was operated by the legendary company Iberia.
The limit is not physical, but logistic
Space is almost never a problem, and, just tell the Princess Juliana International Airport in St. Marteen
If you like airplanes and action, do not miss this video. Of infarction!
It is so much the danger of seeing planes take off here, which is full of posters like this one:
So, the problem is not of space, but of logistics. Since Palma is the capital and all the commercial, parcel and courier operations are for the institutions housed in Palma. Like another entrance of all this logistics is the Port of Palma.
And it is logical, considering that in Mallorca the approximate population is around 1M of people and that “only” in the capital inhabits 400,000 inhabitants. For this reason and for no other reason, the Palma de Mallorca Airport will be the only International Airport that serves the entire Island.
And I am sorry to tell you that the creation of another “North Airport” airport for the area opposite the island is not foreseen in the medium-long term, for the same reason explained above.
So no, there will be neither Airport in Magaluf, nor Airport in Alcudia. Who knows in 100 years, maybe even cars fly and airports as we know them today is a thing of the past.
But not everything was going to be bad news.
The truth is that every year the airport undergoes modifications and extensions of terminals to be more organized and faster. The truth is that it is an exemplary model.
We know on good faith that the opening of a new terminal is planned within the next 5 years. We do not know when. Undoubtedly, it will be a very good management, because despite not being extremely necessary at this time, it will help to classify different types of flights so that in the end the operations will be faster, and we will benefit all the users.
To finish, we leave you with this great video of a plane landing at the Airport of Mallorca.
It is worth listening to the communications with Control Tower and the conversation between the Commander and the first officer