After hours, F-Sim September 17, 2015 0

Around The World Flight 9, Algiers to Palma De Mallorca

A short flight north brings us to the Spanish tourist island of Mallorca.

After the rugged desolation of the Sahara Desert we return to both Spain and the Mediterranean as we track north to the favourite Spanish holiday destination of Majorca. Palma de Mallorca Airport is an airport located 8 km (5.0 mi) east of Palma, Majorca, adjacent to the village of Can Pastilla. More commonly known as Son Sant Joan Airport or Aeroport de Son Sant Joan, it is the third largest airport in Spain, after Madrid’s Barajas Airport and Barcelona Airport. During the summer months it is one of the busiest airports in Europe, and was used by 23.1 million passengers in 2014. The airport is the main base for the Spanish carrier Air Europa and also a focus airport for German carrier Air Berlin.

seaplane_Supermarine_SouthamptonThe history of Palma de Mallorca airport began in the 1920s, when seaplanes were used for postal services to the other Balearic Islands. A flat field next to Son Sant Joan was then used in the 1930s for flight routes to other parts of Spain. A private aerodrome was also set up. In 1938, Palma de Mallorca airport started being used for military aviation. In 1954, Palma de Mallorca’s runway was extended and asphalted, and also had brand new taxiways and aprons added near it. This made the airport able to serve more airlines and more types of aircraft, and in consequences future grow (wikipedia).

Flight Information

Algiers (DAAG)Palma (LEPA)
AircraftCessna Citation CJ4
(173.9nm, 322km)
Flight Plan FilesFP_DAAG-LEPA (zip) (PlanG

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