Mallorca News Top Story: Palma de Mallorca's Son Sant Joan Airport gets ready for Brexit

Arrivals: UK passengers will have a have a separate baggage hall. Credit: Son Sant Joan Airport.

IN the wake of the results of the British General Election, representatives from Son Sant Joan Airport in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, have revealed their plans on how they will deal with Brexit.
In a statement from Tomás Melgar, the Director of the airport, he laid bare some of the new initiatives that will be put in place before January 31. This includes a specific hall for baggage reclaim and a provisional solution for customs.
As Euro Weekly News understands, all UK passengers will be able to pass through this hall and leave through a separate exit to that instructed to EU passengers. Up until now, passengers from outside the EU have departed through a smaller hall that is often referred to as the ‘bubble zone.’
Melgar, who has recently taken over the role as Director, also spoke about the increase in passenger numbers where he forecasts that there will be a 2% rise by the end of this year. He added that the UK market is “functioning well” while the German market is “a little slower”.
Despite the rise, he explained that there will be no need to increase passenger capacity at the airport and that it will remain as it has since 1997 – an average of 12,000 passengers an hour.

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