Car Hire Palma de Mallorca Airport
Palma de Mallorca Airport (Catalan: Aeroport de Palma de Mallorca; Spanish: Aeropuerto de Mallorca) also known as Son Sant Joan Airport, or Aeropuerto de Son Sant Joan is Spain's 3rd largest airport, after Madrid-Barajas and Barcelona. The airport is situated 8km (5 miles) east of Palma, Majorca. Eight vehicle rental companies are based at the airport, and their desks can be found on the ground floor, in the public arrivals hall of the airport terminal.
Palma Airport has the capacity to carry some 25,000,000 passengers per year, with plans to expand by 2015 to carry some 38,000,000 passengers per year. Most of the International passengers that use terminals B, C, and D originate from Germany, closely followed by the UK and Mainland Spain. Terminal A is mainly used by the Balearic flights between the Spanish Islands of Ibiza, Mallorca, and Menorca. The current terminal buildings were completed in 1997, and are used both for public and military use. The airport is a hub airport for 5 airlines, those being: Air Berlin, Air Europa, AlbaStar, Iberworld, and Spanair. The airport is also regularly used by the Spanish Air Force as a training base and for test flights. As the airport is so widely used, the abundance of public transport methods is great for the weary travelers, with regular buses to all parts of the Island. There are many taxis, and the airport can be reached by using the Palma-Santanyi Motorway. Palma Airport has 2 executive lounges, those being the Formentor Lounge and the Miró Lounge. Business class ticket holders can use these lounges for free all year round, whilst gold frequent flyer card holders must pay a small fee. In the lounges there are snacks, drinks, TVs and computers with access to free Wi-Fi, and newspapers and magazines.