Strong holiday demand for Mallorca. | Miquel À. Cañellas

Although Palma Son Sant Joan Airport is, in overall terms, the third busiest airport in the Aena network, at the weekend it was the busiest.

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On Saturday, 1,004 flights were scheduled. In the end, there were 950; this was due to cancellations. Between Friday and Sunday, there were 2,822 flights. These exceeded the 2,770 at Madrid-Barajas and the 2,506 at Barcelona-El Prat.

Airlines and tour operators in Germany, Scandinavia and the UK are pointing to Mallorca being the main Mediterranean holiday destination at the start of the summer; school holidays in Germany and the UK have contributed to this. This strong demand means that Palma is the busiest holiday airport in the Mediterranean at present.