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 800,000 passengers per year. By nationality, Germany accounts for the largest number of passengers, followed by Spain and the United Kingdom.

In 2015, Son Sant Joan closed the year with a total of 23,745,023 passengers, 178,254 operations and 11,374 tonnes of cargo.

Year Passengers Year Passengers
2006 22,408,427 2011 22,726,707
2007 23,228,879 2012 22,666,858
2008 19,185,919 2013 22,768,032
2009 21,203,041 2014 23,115,622
2010 21,117,417 2015 23,745,023