Palma de Mallorca Airport breaks new Record

Palma de Mallorca Airport breaks new Record with over 13.9 Million Passengers in 2017

  • 5% increase in total passenger figures over 2016 

  • over 2.8m British visitors in 2017 – an increase of 6.3%

January 2018.  According to the Spanish Airports Authority (AENA) Palma’s International Airport broke all records last year recording a total of approximately 13.9 million passengers.   There was an overall 5.3% increase of international visitors last year with Germans representing the largest overseas market totaling approximately 4.6 million followed by over 2.8 million British visitors.

However, the biggest increases in overseas visitors were recorded from northern European destinations including Finland (+43.2%); Holland (+13.8%); Norway (+12.5%) and Sweden (+11.6%), plus there were increases from France (+10.3%) and Switzerland (+9.2%).

An increase of 23.7% in visitors in April 2017
The highest monthly increase was recorded in April last year coinciding with Easter and a 23.7% increase in visitors. Clearly the efforts to promote Mallorca as a year round destination are starting to see results with a 16.3% and 11.7% increase in visitors in the months of November and December respectively.


Further press information and images:  Dominique Carroll or Toni Gomez, Fomento del Turismo de Mallorca.  Tel: + 34 971 725396 (Dominique Mobile: + 34 669 49 77 22) email:

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The Fomento del Turismo (known as the Mallorca Tourist Board) was founded in 1905 and is the longest established tourist board in Spain and possibly in the world.  It was established with the objective of creating awareness of Mallorca as a destination and to study and implement how to promote the island to potential visitors and with over approximately 13 million visitors to the island in 2016 it has certainly completed its’ original objective. This institution located in the centre of Palma remains a private, independent and non-profit making entity that is supported by members from throughout the island’s tourism sector.