Palma Airport lies 11km outside the city, and is linked to the city by a busy motorway. There is one large terminal handling both scheduled and charter flights. There are the facilities you'd expect from an international airport such as car-hire, tourist information, ATM and money-exchange facilities, plus cafes & restaurants open all hours of day.
The cheapest way into Palma is by bus #1 which leaves every 15-20 minutes from outside the main entrance and stops at Placa Espaynol. We arrived quite late in Palma and just missed a bus so instead of waiting another 20 minutes we took a taxi to our hotel in central Palma - this cost us 17 Euro.
The flight from Manchester to Majora and the return flight was on time.
These no frills airlines offer some great deals and best to book well in advance.
The flights were good you have to buy your food and drink there is no entertainment but not a problem.
We flew into Majorca from Birmingham, England. It was about a two hour flight which was comfortable but fairly uneventful.
The airport was very clean and tidy, but the walk from arrivals to the exit was fairly long and with heavy cases wasnt much fun.
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We flew from Exeter's international Airport which is only a two and a half hour flight,its a small airport.What a shock when we got to Mallorca their airport is huge be prepared to do a lot of walking,we didnt no when it was going to end.There is a restaurant and shops there so you can get something to eat and drink.
Palma airport is now being served by a good range of low cost operators such as EasyJet and BMIbaby. It's becoming increasingly the norm to book breaks in this way - and if you have your own villa then it's virtually essential.
It is however a German company that seems to be developing Palma as one of it's major hubs - Air Berlin.
They offer flights to virtually every airport in Germany, most of Spain and also routes to Stansted (london), a couple to Austia and one to Budapest. In addition they also are providing 'short hop' routes to places like Ibiza. Worth looking at their Special offers.
P.S They also have few frills like a free sandwiches and drinks.
Majorca's airport at Palma has undergone massive reconstruction over the past few years. Cynics would say they need all the room for when the Spanish coach drivers go on strike, or French air traffic control walk out over their croissant allowance - and thousands of holidaymakers are left stranded there.
What I do know is this : I have never walked so far from a gate until finally getting out of the airport. It is the only airport I've ever seen trollies provided to help you with hand baggage.
Nicely finished and clean however, I must admit.
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