More flights will link Son Sant Joan, Palma de Mallorca airport, with other European cities from November 2017 to March 2018 than any other winter before. 140 routes will have the island as their destination or departure point, 24 of them new this year.
Mallorca offers so much more than just long, sandy beaches. Its reputation as a Mediterranean capital of culture and gastronomy has increased in the last few years meaning that more and more visitors choose to enjoy it outside the summer season. Local authorities and businesses have also made an effort to provide tourists with more things to do and see in the winter, making the island a very popular destination for an autumn or winter break.
Airlines have taken advantage of this circumstance, expanding the number of flights to Palma from November 2017 to March 2018. Companies like Thomas Cook, TUI, Jet2, Ryanair, Easyjet, Eurowings, Norwegian, Vueling, Volotea, Air Nostrum and Iberia Express are increasing their routes to Mallorca this winter. This means an 18.5% growth in the number of passengers to the island during this 5-month period and 13.3% more flights than in 2016-17. Hotels have also noticed the change, with around 70% of the rooms booked for winter.