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 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 2016, Son Sant Joan closed the year with a total of 26,253,882 passengers, 197,639 operations and 10,453 tonnes of cargo.