Palma Mallorca Airport Guide
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Palma de Mallorca Airport is a very popular arrival point for holidaymakers and international tourists, as is located on the largest of Spain’s Balearic Islands, Mallorca. The island offers many attractions; especially its long stretches of beautiful beaches, alongside friendly seaside towns. The airport is found just 8 km, or 5 miles east of Palma, the capital city of the island, and handles over 21 million passengers per year. It is therefore Spain’s third largest airport, and one of Europe’s busiest during the summer months. Palma de Mallorca Airport has the official code of PMI, and is also well known as the Son Sant Joan Airport. Arriving passengers will find the airport to be modern and equipped with all the required facilities, and that various transport options are available.

A significant number of airline carriers arrive at Palma de Mallorca Airport, from a wide variety of destinations. The airport is a hub for the airline companies of Air Europa, Air Berlin, Spanair, AlbaStar and Iberworld. Air Berlin flies between the airports of Alicante, Barcelona, Frankfurt, Ibiza, Minorca, Madrid, Murcia, Seville, Munich, Valencia and Palma de Mallorca, while Air Europa offers flights from Granada, Malaga, Paris-Orly and Rome-Fiumicino. Easyjet, Ryanair, Thomas Cook Airlines and Thomson Airways are popular low-cost airline carriers at Palma de Mallorca Airport, with flights from destinations such as Belfast-International, Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow-International, London-Stansted, Liverpool, Dublin, Edinburgh and Newcastle upon Tyne. A large number of passengers arrive at Palma de Mallorca Airport from Germany, the mainland regions of Spain and the United Kingdom.

Palma de Mallorca Airport consists of four Modules, from where boarding activities take place, and has a large arrival area where the baggage reclaim carousels can be found. Passengers may disembark from the plane via an airbridge, and then need to follow the signs indicating the arrivals area of the terminal. In some cases, a shuttle bus is required for transport from the airplane to the terminal building. The baggage reclaim area has eighteen carousels, of which 8 and 9 are reserved for flights from non-Schengen and non-EU countries. There are information panels available which will let you know from which carousel your baggage should be collected. 

Mallorca Airport arrivals passengers with some time to spare at the airport can browse the wide variety of shopping outlets on the landside of the terminal, or have something nice to eat at one of the restaurants or cafés. Other facilities at the airport include banking and currency exchange services, a post office, a first aid centre and business services at the Babor Lounge. There are a number of travel agencies and tour operators as well. Palma de Mallorca Airport is also fully equipped to meet the needs of disabled passengers 

The towns of Can Pastilla and Las Maravillas lie to the south of Palma de Mallorca Airport, and to the north of the airport is Sa Casa Blanca. Just to the east is Sant Jordi and S’Aranjassa, and to the west lies the town of Son Ferriol, which has recently acquired a new golf course. The airport is surrounded by a number of busy roads as well, which provide easy access to and from all nearby areas of the island. Traffic can be busy during rush hour times. Once ready to leave the airport, there are a number of transport options available.

Two bus services run approximately every fifteen to thirty minutes, and they are known as the Line 1 buses and the Route 21 buses. For various destinations with the city of Palma, including the main train and bus stations and the port, the Line 1 bus is best, while the Route 21 buses travel to the popular hotels in the area. There is no train station at the airport, but passengers can continue their journey by train from the Estació Intermodal, or the Placa d’Espanya station in Palma. From here the Soller train is also available, which is very popular amongst tourists. It travels through thirteen tunnels to the town of Soller, and offers a wonderfully scenic journey. The train runs on electricity, and is still mainly constructed of wood, which creates a lovely atmosphere for the journey. Travelling by train or bus on Mallorca Island is very cost effective. Alternatively, those who would prefer a more private journey, or who have little time to spare, will find a taxi to be most suitable. Taxis are available from the taxi rank just outside of the arrivals area.

Another popular way to travel the island is by rented car, and therefore there are a number of excellent car rental companies with offices at Palma de Mallorca Airport. There are the internationally recognized brand names such as National, Avis, Sixt, Budget, Hertz and Europcar present, as well as the local companies of Auriga Crown Car Hire, Goldcar, Centauro Rent a Car, Marbesol and Record Rent a Car. All these car hire companies offer competitive rental rates, wide selections of quality vehicles for hire and services that make the reservation and rental processes quick and easy. It is recommended to hire your car in advance of your arrival at Palma de Mallorca Airport, in order to ensure its availability, especially during the busier summer months when car hire is in higher demand. The car hire companies can be found in the arrivals area and on the ground floor of the car parking building.

Passengers arriving at Palma de Mallorca Airport will find further information on Mallorca Airport car hire by visiting our dedicated page for the best deals available.

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