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In 2011 nearly 2.6 Million Passengers passed through Menorca Airport

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In 2011 Nearly 2.6 Million Passengers Passed Through Menorca
Mar 05, 2012

Not a bad result for an airport that is only really open for business during the main holiday season!

Menorca Airport is mainly frequented by Spaniards, Germans and British holidaymakers who prefer the tranquil Balearic Island to its glamorous and more hectic neighbour Mallorca.

With the island’s capital Mahon being just a 4.5 km distance from the airport, it has never been so easy and convenient to get straight from the airport to the resorts. Several well known car rental companies have their car hire stations at Menorca Airport and offer a wide choice of vehicles at very affordable prices – so much so that last summer a dramatic rise in tourism to Spain saw car rental companies struggle to fulfil booking requirements to eager holidaymakers.

With some of the most popular tourist destinations such as Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco, Portugal and Greece still being under a cloud of either political unrest or economic downfall, Spain’s tourism industry has seen a large increase in the number of holidaymakers flocking back to the Costas. A total of 56.9 million foreign visitors were welcomed to Spain last year, which is an 8.1% increase from the previous year, confirmed Minister of Industry, Energy and Tourism Mr Jose Manuel Soriait in January 2012.

Booking car hire well in advance prior to flying to Menorca Airport is advisable, if one wishes to avoid disappointment on the day. Last summer many car hire stations across Spain saw last minute demand far outstrip supply.

The numbers of tourists visiting Spain has risen steadily for the last 3 years. Many fear that car rental companies might increase prices as a result of higher demand, but so far the recession and high unemployment in Spain have kept prices low.

Last year saw a 9.1% increase in visitors from the UK and a 3.1% increase from German tourists returning to Spain for their summer holidays. Further significant increases were also recorded for holidaymakers from Italy (8.5%), Scandinavia (8.4%) and France (4.6%).

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