Palma de Mallorca Airport
Palma de Mallorca Airport handles over 20 million travelers a year, making it one of Spain’s busiest air hubs. There are a myriad of flights to mainland Spain—chiefly from Madrid and Barcelona—but also frequent connections to cities around Europe. Most flights come from the UK or Germany, and there are no direct connections to the US. A popular option is to take a domestic flight to Madrid or Barcelona on Iberia with luggage routed the whole way through.
Both easyJet and Ryanair low-cost carriers serve Mallorca from Britain, as well as British Airways and many charters. Thomson Airways, Thomas Cook and Air Berlin also fly to the island. Flights between the other Balearic Islands, Menorca and Ibiza, are also frequent, although prices are typically double the cost of ferries.
There are four terminals in the Mallorca airport, known as modules A, B, C, and D. Module A is for flights outside Schengen countries, including those operated by British Airways, easyJet and Flybe. Module B is for domestic flights via Air Nostrum, while Module C, the largest with 33 gates, and D receive flights from around Europe. ATMs, currency exchange, and banks are located throughout.
There are plenty of places to eat with fast-food options, cafés, restaurants, and bars. Burger King, Café Café, Farggi and the Bier Garden are all popular. The shopping is fair and includes an El Corte Inglés outlet, Prime Gift for souvenirs and duty-free. There are also VIP lounges with office facilities and internet connectivity.
Taxis waiting at Arrivals can take you to destinations island-wide on fixed rates, with extra charges for luggage and travel after 9:00 p.m. EMT buses run to Plaça Espanya in downtown Palma every 15 minutes or so throughout the day. There’s also a direct bus, but travelers on package tours may have their airport transfers included via shuttle service.
Major car rental firms Europcar, Avis, Hertz, and Sixt among others have desks here, with pick-up in a separate building. The drive to Palma is just a few miles west via a four-lane highway. You can bypass Palma to get to Magaluf and other resorts to the west or head through Manacor to Calal Millor on the east coast. El Arenal is just east of the airport.