The airlines have scheduled nearly 7,000 flights for the Easter holidays at Palma airport, less than those recorded by Son Sant Joan last year on similar dates. That is 800 fewer flights than the previous Easter, according to Aena data.
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The three airports of the archipelago have more than 9,600 operations.
According to forecasts provided yesterday by the airport manager, from Friday 31 March to 10 April airlines have scheduled 6,924 flights, compared to 7,730 in 2022, i.e. 806 fewer departures and arrivals. It should be borne in mind that last Easter was celebrated later, with the public holidays coinciding with the second half of April, which meant that there was more tourist activity. By the middle of that month, the industry is usually up and running at a brisk pace.
Furthermore, Easter Week 2022 was even better than that of 2019, the last one before the pandemic, as 7,286 movements were scheduled at Mallorca airport.
Almost every day, from Friday 31 March to Monday 10 April, there will be more than 600 flights a day. The busiest days will be Saturday 1 April, with 679 operations, and the following Saturday 8 April, with 685 departures and arrivals.
At Ibiza airport, Aena forecasts 1,926 operations, a thousand fewer than last year’s Easter Week. However, the strong commitment of the airlines to this destination continues to stand out, as it is maintained with a schedule that exceeds that of the pre-pandemic, when it reached 1,774 flights.