By Isha Sesay • 03 November 2019 • 17:30
29.8 million passengers were handled at Son Sant Joan Airport this year. Credit: Cati Cladera
PALMA’S Son Sant Joan Airport will end 2019 having handled 29.8 million passengers. This is a 3% increase from last year and a new record for the airport.
The information was released by José Antonio Álvarez, the airport’s Director, before he left his role to take up a new position in charge of Madrid-Barajas Airport.
Álvarez attributes the growth to various factors, including higher passenger traffic and a greater rotation of planes. He also suggested that the ‘Better in Winter’ promotional campaign positively impacted seasonality and has been supported by airlines and tour operators.
When questioned about the recent collapse of airlines and tour operators, Álvarez stressed that Mallorca was able to absorb the disappearance of Air Berlin and Monarch and that the same will apply to Thomas Cook. He added that “the island is well positioned among foreign tourism markets”.
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