Palma de Mallorca Airport, located 8 km from the city, is the gateway for the millions of tourists who visit the island.

Airport traffic is primarily international and reaches its greatest levels during the summer season. There are also numerous connections to the mainland.

The most important connections are to Barcelona, Madrid-Barajas and Dusseldorf, with over one million passengers, and Hamburg, Frankfurt and Cologne, which handles over 900,000 passengers per year. By nationality, Germany accounts for the largest number of passengers, followed by Spain and the United Kingdom.

In 2017, Son Sant Joan closed the year with a total of 27,970,655 passengers, 208,787 operations and 10,191 tonnes of cargo.

Year Passengers Year Passengers
2008 19,185,919 2013 22,768,032
2009 21,203,041 2014 23,115,622
2010 21,117,417 2015 23,745,023
2011 22,726,707 2016 26,254,110
2012 22,666,858 2017 27,970,655