Palma Mallorca Airport Guide
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Palma Mallorca Departures

Palma de Mallorca Airport has the official airport code of PMI, and is the third largest airport in Spain. It is also one of the busiest airports in Europe during the summer months. The airport is also well known as Son Sant Joan Airport, due to its location, and is nearby a number of interesting towns and villages, such as Can Pastilla. Palma de Mallorca Airport is found just 8 km, or 5 miles east of Palma, the capital city of the largest of Spain’s Balearic Islands, Mallorca. Over 21 million passengers pass through this Spanish airport each year, and it is considered to be a very important gateway to Mallorca. The airport is also a base for certain popular airline companies. There are four terminal buildings at Palma de Mallorca Airport, with departure areas well equipped for the needs of all passengers. Departing passengers will find a variety of options for transport to the airport as well.  

This airport on the island of Mallorca is a hub for the Spanish airline carrier of Air Europa, and the German carrier of Air Berlin, as well as for Iberworld, AlbaStar and Spanair. The majority of passengers traveling from Palma de Mallorca Airport depart on international flights to various destinations, the most popular of which are to Germany, the mainland in Spain and the United Kingdom. Air Berlin holds the majority of destinations at the airport, including Alicante, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Madrid, Valencia, Seville and Murcia. Air Europa offers flights to Granada, Malaga, Paris-Orly and Rome-Fiumicino, and Iberworld flies to Aberdeen. Easyjet and Ryanair, two very popular low-cost airline companies offer a number of destinations from the airport as well. Other prominent airline carriers departing from Palma de Mallorca Airport include Lufthansa, Thomas Cook Airlines, Thomson Airways, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Bmibaby, Jet2 and Vueling.

Passengers departing from Palma de Mallorca Airport can reach the terminal buildings by motorcar, bus or taxi. There is no train station at the airport. The main road that leads to the airport is the Palma-Santanyí motorway, and there are two public bus services that travel to the terminal from various local destinations. They are known as the Line 1 buses and the Route 21 buses. The Route 21 bus mainly travels from popular hotels in nearby towns and villages, while the Line 1 buses offer transport from locations in the city of Palma. Taxis are also a popular means of transport to the airport. Passengers arriving in their own vehicles will find a large car parking building just opposite the terminal, as well as a long-stay parking area a short distance from the airport, connected by free shuttle buses.

Passengers should arrive in good time for their departure flight from Palma de Mallorca Airport. Each airline company has different check-in requirements, but in general, passengers should check-in at least 45 minutes prior to their flight, and be at their assigned boarding module at least half an hour before the flight. Some gates make use of a shuttle bus in order to transport passengers to the airplane. There are four modules at the airport, namely, Modules A, B, C and D, and all are clearly indicated with signage. After checking-in hold luggage, and receiving your boarding pass, you will proceed to the correct module. The check-in area is accessed from the fourth floor of the car park, or if arriving by bus or taxi, you will be dropped off in front of the check-in door. The check-in area is located on the second level of the terminal building. There are various other ways of checking-in as well. Passengers arriving at Palma on a Mediterranean cruise can check-in luggage and collect their boarding pass at the seaport, and automatic dispensing machines are available at the airport for check-in by passengers with only hand luggage on Spanair or Iberia flights. Certain airline companies also allow online check-in.

A passenger’s baggage should fall within the size, weight and number specified by their airline company, as there is a charge for excess baggage, or overweight baggage. Passengers should also never carry luggage on board an airline on behalf of a person they don’t know. This is for the safety of all passengers and airline staff on board the airplane. Certain oversized luggage items can be carried, such as a bicycle or surfboard. These items should be taken to the main check-in desk of your airline, from where the staff member will accompany you to the oversized baggage desks, where you can leave your items. Ensure that all your baggage meets the security requirements of the airport, and that you are not carrying any item, which is prohibited. Liquids can be carried in unlimited quantities in hold luggage, but there are restrictions for liquids carried in hand luggage, unless they were purchased from one of the shops located after entering the secure boarding area. Airports also often offer a baggage wrapping service that will help to protect your luggage during transport.

Palma de Mallorca Airport is well equipped for the needs of disabled persons, and passengers with reduced mobility. The pavements have ramps or lowered edges; there are lifts to the upper floors, reserved parking areas and special pedestrian walkways with no obstacles. In all areas of the airport there are adapted toilet facilities, and adapted telephone booths as well. Assistance is also offered for sight-impaired and hearing-impaired individuals. Passengers departing from the airport can request further assistance from their airline company. Other facilities include a number of VIP lounges, a first aid centre, a post office, banking and currency exchange facilities and a lost property office. Conferences and events can be held at the Babor Lounge. Being a large international airport, Palma de Mallorca also offers numerous quality retail outlets and restaurants.


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