Palma International Airport (PMI) is also known as Son Sant Joan Airport, Aeroport de Palma de Mallorca, Aeropuerto de Palma de Mallorca and Aeroport de Son Sant Joan. The airport is situated 5 miles east of the capital city of Palma, and is well served by local roads and motorway networks.
This is a large and busy airport, the third largest in Spain, after Madrid and Barcelona. The airport has two runways, served by four sections, 'modules', each of which has many gates. The airport is spead out over a large area and many of the passenger gates are quite a distance from the main entrance and check-in area.
The airport has plenty of facilities, duty free shops selling perfume, cosmetics, liquor and tobacco products, gifts toys and clothing, and a pharmacy. There are several cafeterias and fast food bars in the departure lounges, and ample toilet facilities and baby change areas. There are also several banks and foreign currency exchange kiosks around the airport.
Palma airport is very accessible for wheelchairs and anyone with mobility problems, with ample disabled parking spaces, ramps, lowered kerbs, adapted lifts, braille facilities and wheelchairs available, as well as adapted restrooms and toilet facilities. There are two V.I.P. departure lounges in the airport.
On arrival, there are plenty of taxi services and car hire facilities at the airport, and public transport links to Palma and the surrounding areas.
Over 21 million passengers use Palma Airport each year, many of whom are package holiday makers and tourists, and this number continues to rise each year.
First opened to domestic passenger airlines in 1960, the airport had previously been used as a military base (and is still a military airport), and before that, for early postal service flights. the airport has continued to grow and develop with each passing decade, as demand increased with Majorca's booming tourism industry.
A great number of airlines from around Europe and the rest of the world use Palma Airport, and some Spanish Airlines are based here.
Essential information about Palma Airport:
There are several information points in both the arrivals and departures areas of the airport, as well as offices for tour operators and car hire firms.
Palma Airport also has several meeting and conference rooms available to hire. Visit the official Palma Airport website for more information and live flight information.
Access from the airport to the city of Palma de Mallorca and is good. There is a shuttle bus every 15 minutes from early morning until around 2am every day. The route goes from the airport, to the Plaza Espana in the centre of Palma, then on to the port area and ferry terminal.
Alternatively, there are plenty of taxis available outside the arrivals hall ready to transfer you to Palma or beyond.