Palma de Mallorca Airport
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- Palma De Mallorca
- Spain and Canary Islands
- 3270m x 52m
3000m x 51m
- Airlines currently operating to this airport with scheduled services
- Aer Lingus
Air Arabia Maroc
Air Europa Lineas Aereas
Norwegian Air Shuttle
- Airlines currently operating to this airport via codeshare
Delta Air Lines
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
Palma de Mallorca Airport is an international airport serving the city of Palma de Mallorca, in Spain. One of Europe's most most popular tourist destinations, Palma de Mallorca is the third-largest airport in Spain and throughout the summer it is among the business in Europe, serving over 50 airlines from across the region. Air Berlin, Air Europa, easyJet and Ryanair are the largest operators at Palma de Mallorca.
Location of Palma de Mallorca Airport, Spain and Canary Islands
Ground Handlers servicing Palma de Mallorca Airport
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Europe’s largest airline group has decided to further revise full-year capacity growth downwards to 0.5% and rigorously pursue its SCORE restructuring programme to protect yield and combat the dire operating environment marked by economic uncertainties in Europe, a night-flight ban at its main hub in Frankfurt, increased air traffic taxes and above all high fuel prices. Lufthansa Group’s decision follows an unsatisfactory performance in 1H2012 in its passenger airline business segment, which recorded an operating loss of EUR179 million, widening the EUR100 million operating loss recorded in the year-ago period despite a 7.2% increase in revenue to EUR11.2 billion.
The Group’s airlines recorded diverging results and highlights the need to cut costs at its largest unit Lufthansa while simultaneously increasing synergies between the different airlines. Lufthansa German Airlines amassed a 1H2012 operating loss of EUR300 million (nearly double the EUR146 million operating deficit reported 1H2011) while SWISS and Austrian Airlines earned EUR48 million and EUR26 million, respectively. Austrian’s operating performance reflects the ruthless restructuring implemented by CEO Jaan Albrecht and the noteworthy turnaround is in contrast to the declining performance of Lufthansa Group’s long-standing star SWISS.
British Airways (BA) is preparing to disband bmibaby, the low-cost unit it unwelcomely acquired from bmi after previous owner Lufthansa failed to find a buyer. But as the saying goes: one man’s meat in another man’s poison and the news of bmibaby’s grounding was welcomed by multiple airlines including Monarch, Flybe and Jet2.com, all of which are swiftly stepping in to backfill capacity.
Anemic-turns-dynamic is not exclusive to bmibaby’s network but a development seen following the recent demise of other small- and medium-sized airlines in Europe such as Spanair, Malev and Cimber Sterling. In those cases, competitors have reacted swiftly and within a couple of days to fill the void.
bmibaby’s closure is indicative of a recent development in Europe: the lavish injection of capital in loss-making carriers is coming to a standstill with public and private shareholders alike halting the operations of these entities, mostly small- and medium sized airlines, a trend long overdue and induced by low or no economic growth in most EU countries implementing stark austerity measures, and high fuel prices.
The oneworld alliance on 20-Mar-2012 is welcoming airberlin as its 11th member, but the carrier's full potential will not be immediately realised.
airberlin's advantage is a continental European base, which oneworld lacks and barely had prior to the Feb-2012 collapse of Hungary's Malev. But the hub can only be utilised if oneworld carriers serve it, and so far they have been coy about adding services, preferring instead the country's – and one of the world's – leading financial centres, Frankfurt, much to the disappointment of airberlin.
From airberlin's accession, oneworld will gain market share, but not only are SkyTeam and Star Alliance expanding as well, they are adding members in key growth markets. airberlin this week brings 38 new destinations to oneworld's network, although they are primarily leisure points and not the corporate destinations that bolster airline yields. The airline has evolved, with additional costs, from a low-cost carrier to a hybrid one targeting the corporate sector, but has yet to see a yield uptick.
Irish low-cost carrier Ryanair is continually in aviation industry headlines and the budget airline made it again last week with its announcement of plans to open its 49th base in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. This came only one week after it announced Billund, Denmark to be its 48th base. Ryanair currently operates 30 services from Palma but from Mar-2012 will increase this to 47 with a fleet of four 189-seat Boeing 737-800 aircraft to be based on the island of Majorca. The announcement came with a warning from Ryanair to Air Europa and airberlin that their respective passenger shares are to be damaged as the LCC establishes a permanent base. But the real impact will be less on these carriers and more on the Nordic and Eastern European regions that will be connected to the Spanish resort for the first time.
Ryanair has been cancelling or suspending services at a wide range of airports across Europe, including in countries where it is growing. Is there any discernible strategy here or is it no more than coincidence, as a result of too many disagreements with airports? What future prospects are there for smaller airports when Ryanair decides to quit?
The British scheduled and charter airline Monarch has announced its winter flying programme for 2010-11, with plans to add frequencies on existing key scheduled routes and add new services. Monarch has established its scheduled division, Monarch Scheduled, previously known as Gold Crown, as one of the major operators of flights to the Mediterranean despite having adjusted its service offer in accordance with low-cost competition, much to the annoyance of some of its original clients.
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