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Menorca Airport lies just 4.5 km to the south-west of Mahon, the island’s capital city. Menorca is a neighbouring island of Mallorca, and together they form part of the archipelago of the Balearic Islands. The airport is conveniently situated between Mahon and the town of Sant Luis.
The official airport address is Ctra. San Clemente s/n, 07712 Mahon, Menorca and the it can be contacted for general enquiries on tel +34 971 157 000, fax +34 971 157 070.
Menorca Island in Spain benefits from a wonderful Mediterranean climate, great beaches and year round sunshine. The island has a rich culture and heritage; indeed, there are megalithic stone monuments that are testament to the long habitation of the island.
The official IATA code for the airport is MAH and the ICAO code is LEMH. Most of the air traffic taking is carried out by international air carriers. The charter flights leaving and arriving at the island come via well known carriers like Air Berlin, Air Europa, Air Nostrum, Condor, Easyjet, Iberia, Monarch, Spanair, Swiftair, TUIfly and Vueling.
The destinations that passengers can choose from Menorca include Stockholm in Sweden and Hamburg in Germany in Northern Europe and Frankfurt in central Germany as well as Warsaw in Poland to the East. Italy is served through flights to Milan, Rome and Venice. Flights to Cork in Eire and Belfast in Northern Ireland are also offered, as well as routes to Aberdeen in Scotland and London in England, covering pretty much the British Isles. Airport of Menorca also offers flights to Brussels in Belgium.
Domestic routes are also served and passengers can board flights to Madrid and Malaga or hop across the border into Lisbon in Portugal.
Menorca Airport has short-term parking spaces for some 495 vehicles, and the parking areas are divided into short term and mid term parking. The first half hour of parking is free of charge, after which visitors are charged €0.40 for the next 30 minutes. A full additional hour will be charged at €0.75 with a maximum stay of up to 4 full days being charged at €7.50. After the fourth day this charge drops to €6.00. A lost ticket will cost visitors €37.50, so it is important to keep hold of the parking ticket!
There are several well-known car hire companies that operate on site. The offices of
Avis (www.avis.es, tel +34 971 361 576/Fax +34 971 366 400, opening all year round every day)
Europcar (www.europcar.es, tel +34 971 366 400/Fax +34 971 157067, open daily all year)
Hertz (www.hertz.es, tel +34 971 354092/Fax +34 971 352 263, email email@example.com, open daily all year)
National Asea, (www.atesa.es, tel +34 971 366 213 / Fax +34 971 369 777, email firstname.lastname@example.org, open daily all year round)
Owners Cars, (www.ownerscars.com, tel +34 971 353 967 / Fax +34 971 364 362, email email@example.com)
are open for business all year round. The car hire companies’ offices can be found in the car parking area adjacent to the terminal building.
Car hire companies get particularly busy during the summer months, when Menorca Airport sees the largest number of passengers arrive. Car rental should therefore be arranged well in advance to avoid disappointment on the day.
Onward travel by public transport is easy and convenient, as the taxi rank is just outside the terminal building. With Mahon being such a short distance away, the cost for a taxi journey is only around €3.20. It is best to discuss the cost for a journey to other parts of the island either with the driver upon arrival or with the taxi company in advance of arrival. In Mahon a taxi company can be contacted on +34 971 367 111 and in Ciutadella a taxi company can be reached by calling +34 971 482 222.
There are also several bus lines operating from the airport, connecting it with the city and other destinations on the island. The bus line connecting the site and the city of Mahon run every 30 minutes and an adult fare costs around €1.50.
Menorca is far smaller and also quieter than its glamorous neighbour Mallorca, which is just a 34 km/21 mile ferry ride away. As the second largest island of the Balearics, Menorca is blessed with so many wonderful beaches that it can almost outdo Mallorca and Ibiza’s combined number of sandy seafronts. The island’s 80,000 permanent inhabitants welcome thousands of families to the southern part of the island, who appreciate the calm, quiet atmosphere and the old-world charm of the island. Fortunately, the destination has been able to avoid the relentless development seen in other parts of Spain and the island has largely remained unspoilt.
The main cities and towns on the island are its capital Mahon, a city with approximately 20,000 permanent residents and a huge natural harbour that is its star attraction, as well as the towns Sant Luis and Ciutadella, a historic settlement that still shows many traces of Spain’s Moorish occupation. The entire city has been declared a National Monument by the Spanish government and visitors enjoy the stark contrast between the Moorish layout of the maze of streets and the baroque splendour of the city’s churches.
Sant Luis is French in origin and dates back to the 18th century. Here visitors will find some of Menorca’s loveliest beaches: Cala d’es Rafalet, Punta Prima and Cala Alcaufar.
For more information about Menorca Airport, please continue with the pages on this site or visit the official site at http://www.aena-aeropuertos.es
MAH is the 3 letter AATA code for Menorca Airport. It is officially named Mahon To help you in your arrival or departure you can enter the following GPS details – 39.86250, 4.21861 into your Smartphone or in-car GPS system to help you get directions from Mahon airport.
Below is a sample of routes flight times and Airlines that fly from Mahon.
|Palma Mallorca (PMI)||104||132 Km (82 Miles)|
|Barcelona (BCN)||90||241 Km (150 Miles)|
|Madrid (MAD)||51||665 Km (413 Miles)|
|London Gatwick (LGW)||22||1,300 Km (808 Miles)|
|Manises (VLC)||13||404 Km (251 Miles)|
|Ibiza (IBZ)||7||270 Km (168 Miles)|
Iberia, Air Nostrum and Spanair are the busiest airlines companies that fly from the airport and cover the majority of the destinations The busiest which is Iberia covers a total of 179 flights per week and goes to 5 destinations. Iberia covers 29% of all outbound traffic movements out of Mahon Airport. Iberia airline offers flights to Son Sant Joan, El Prat De Llobregat, Barajas, Valencia and Ibiza among others.
You can see below a selection of nonstop flights covered from Menorca Airport with approximate times
|Airliner||Destination||Flight Time (Est)|
|Iberia||Palma Mallorca (PMI)||23 Minutes|
|Iberia||Barcelona (BCN)||43 Minutes|
|Iberia||Madrid (MAD)||1 Hour 36 Minutes|
|Iberia||Manises (VLC)||1 Hour 12 Minutes|
|Iberia||Ibiza (IBZ)||48 Minutes|
When arriving in Menorca you may want to rent a car and you can find a selection of the major car hire companies in the Arrivals hall or nearby. Please be sure to bring a valid driving license if you intend to hire a vehicle. For your FREE Menorca Car Hire quote please follow the link.