Palma de Mallorca Airport, also known as Son Sant Joan Airport or Aeroport de Son Sant Joan, is a public and military airport situated eight kilometres (five miles) east of Palma, Majorca (also known as Palma de Mallorca), adjacent to the village of Can Pastilla in Spain. It is the third largest airport in the country and is one of Europe’s busiest airports during summer months. It is operated by Aena and is the main base for Air Europa and a focus city for Air Berlin, Ryanair, and Vueling.
Most of the airport’s operations are of international flights, offering numerous connections to the mainland – the most important of which are to Barcelona, Madrid-Barajas, and Dusseldorf, with over one million passengers, and Cologne, which accommodates over 800,000 passengers per year. It lies on an elevation of seven metres (24 feet) above mean sea level and has two asphalt-surfaced runways, one directed 06L/24R and measures 3,270 metres (10,728 feet) long; the other, directed 06R/24L, and measures 3,000 metres (9,842 feet) long. In 2014, Palma de Mallorca Airport handled 23,115,499 passengers and operated 172,628 aircraft movements.
Palma de Mallorca Airport has four modules: Module A, Module B, Module C, and Module D. Module A, located north of the airport, is mainly used by airlines to non-Schengen destinations and is closed during winter months but is used during summer. Airlines that operate here include Aer Lingus, Aeroflot operated by Rossiya, Air Algérie, Air Contractors, Air Moldova, British Airways, British Airways operated by BA CityFlyer, Bulgaria Air, Condor, easyJet, Flybe, Germania, Iberia Express, Jet2.com, Jetairfly, jetXtra.com operated by BA CityFlyer, Monarch Airlines, NordStar, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Orbest, Orenair, Ryanair, Small Planet Airlines, Thomas Cook Airlines, Thomson Airways, Transaero Airlines, Volotea, Vueling, Wizz Air, and Yakutia Airlines.
Module B, the smallest one out of the four, is located in the north east and is utilised by regional aircraft Air Nostrum, along with IGavion operated by SkyTaxi. On the other hand, Module C, the largest module and located in the east, is used by Air Berlin, Niki and Condor, along with EasyJet (including easyJet Switzerland) flights to Schengen destinations. Edelweiss Air, IGavion operated by SkyTaxi, Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia, Transavia, Transavia France, and Volotea also operate from this module.
Lastly, Module D, which is located in the south of the airport, is mainly used for European flights. Airlines that operate in this module include Adria Airways, airBaltic, Air Europa, Air Méditerranée, Aviolet operated by Air Serbia, AlbaStar, Alitalia, Arkefly, Austrian Airlines, Blu-express operated by Blue Panorama Airlines, Corendon Dutch Airlines, Czech Airlines, Enter Air, Europe Airpost, Finnair, Germania, Germanwings, Helvetic Airways, Iberia Express, Jetairfly, Lufthansa, Luxair, Meridiana, Neos, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Primera Air, Ryanair, S7 Airlines, Scandinavian Airlines, Small Planet Airlines, SmartWings operated by Travel Service Airlines, SmartWings operated by Travel Service Slovakia, Swiss International Air Lines, TAROM, Thomas Cook Airlines Belgium, Travel Service Airlines, TUIfly, TUIfly Nordic, Ukraine International Airlines, Ural Airlines, VIM Airlines, Volotea, Vueling, and XL Airways France.
Services and Facilities
Palma de Mallorca Airport offer services and facilities to ensure convenience and comfort to its passengers. Plenty of shops are located here, including duty-free for departing passengers. Souvenir and gift shops, pharmacies, parapharmacies, jewellery, clothing and fashion accessories, books, magazines, newspapers, and media/entertainment shops are abound at the airport. Grab a bite from any of the restaurants, cafeterias, bars, and fast food at the airport. VIP lounges are also available for passenger use for a fee. Passenger services like ATMs, baggage wrapping machines, children’s play area, foreign currency exchange, fair grounds, lost and found, information desks, P.O. boxes, post office, Wi-Fi, baby rooms, first air, Internet-access terminals, lost luggage, VAT refund, police assistance, and meeting rooms, among others are also available. Car rental companies including Hertz, Enterprise Rent a Car, Avis, Goldcar, Europcar, Sixt, and Record Go offer services at the airport.