Summer sensation in Mallorca as a record breaking 160,000 passengers pass through Palma International Airport in a single day

The Balearic island of Mallorca broke its own record over the weekend by handling 160,000 passengers in a single day according to officials at Palma International Airport.

Charlotte Ashton a visitor from London arrived at Palma airport on Saturday 6th August and commented,

“The airport was heaving with thousands of people from Britain, Germany, France and Holland arriving. The flight from London Stansted was full and the airport at full capacity with every baggage carousel being used and arrivals chock-a-block with visitors ready to enjoy the sights of Mallorca.”

Palma’s Airport is one of the top twenty busiest airports in Europe, ranked 16th in 2010 when over 21.1 million passengers passed through as well as being the third busiest in Spain, after Madrid Barajas and Barcelona El Prat. In 2007, Palma Airport hit record numbers welcoming 23.2 million passengers but numbers had since declined due to the global economic recession.

However, it is expected that until the 14th August 2011 the Balearic tourism industry will see bumper numbers of tourists visit the islands while hotel occupancy rates are predicted to once again hit levels seen before the economic slump.

Helping boost numbers further, the airports of the Aena network which manages 47 airports and 2 heliports in Spain and is the world´s leading airport operator in terms of passenger numbers has made a series of changes for the summer months seeing its airlines offer 7.4% more seats, amounting to 179,810,352 to accommodate increasing air passenger numbers with expectations that Palma Airport alone will see a 12.6% increase in air travelers.

Indeed, the predicted boost in tourist numbers should be easy to attain thanks to the consistent flow of flights coming into Palma with new arrivals for summer 2011 flying in from Brno in the Czech Republic, Hauge-sund in Norway, Oulu in Finland and Sarajevo in Bosnia Herzegovina while the number of private jets arriving at the airport is on the up seeing around 7,000 jets land at Palma airport last year.

Ignacio Osle, Sales and Marketing Director of leading house builder Taylor Wimpey de España, comments,

“We are pleased to see that Palma Airport is making every effort to increase passenger numbers and boost tourism to the island. Of course tourists are already enticed by the blue flag beaches and the UNESCO listed Serra de Tramuntana mountain range as well as rich history, culture and glamorous nightlife but combining this with an ever improving airport service and facilities will mean that visitors will find the overall ‘Mallorcan experience’ very hard to resist this summer.”

With this in mind, Taylor Wimpey de España who recently received an 86% customer satisfaction rating for 2011, are providing the perfect opportunity for potential buyers to view their luxurious yet affordable fully furnished ready to move into properties in Mallorca at their show home event until the 15th September 2011 with properties such as El Puerto II, Cala D’Or and Pollentia Mar in Puerto Pollença open to prospective buyers.

El Puerto II consists of two bedroom apartments located on the south east coast of the island, very close to the stunning celeb hangout of Cala D’Or marina costing from just €177,000 with furniture included. With 3 communal swimming pools available these properties are surrounded by outstanding natural beauty offering various other activities such as water sports, biking and golf in the local area.

Pollentia Mar located in the seaside town of Puerto Pollença on the north-east coast, within easy reach of the UNESCO listed Serra de Tramuntana mountain range is located just 50 meters from the beach and Pollensa’s famous Voramar promenade, priced from just €265,000. As a single block of apartments Pollentia Mar has a communal area, swimming pool and private parking with an abundance of facilities nearby as well as offerings of peace and quiet and beautiful views.

For more information on the Mallorcan property experience please contact Taylor Wimpey España today on 08000 121 020 or visit  If you reside outside of the UK you will need to call 00 34 971 706 244.