New Ryanair base for Palma de Mallorca in 2012
With passenger stats for 2011 (22,063,288) already outstripping those of 2010 (21,117,270), Palma de Mallorca has received more good news courtesy of Ryanair. The no-frills carrier is to set up a new base at the Balearic Airport in March 2012 and will operate a total of 47 routes – 17 of them new.
Stephen Dight, Managing Director of high-end real estate agency Mallorca Sotheby’s International Realty, is enthusiastic about the news, “Many different nationalities participate in Mallorca’s property market and as such we’ve been well served by dozens of airlines to most major European cities for a number of years. What’s especially interesting about the Ryanair announcement is that some of the new routes to the likes of Gothenburg, Tampere, Magdeburg and Maastricht open up the Island to potential property buyers from countries that are not suffering from the effects of recession. We will be interested to see the trickledown effect on the housing market.”
Ryanair claims that by opening its 49th base in Europe, it will deliver 2.8 million passengers to the Island each year and sustain up to 2,800 jobs at the Airport and in Mallorca’s thriving tourist industry. The 17 new routes added to the existing 30 are Aarhus, Cork, Gothenburg, Haugesund, Kaunas, Krakow, Maastricht, Malaga, Magdeburg, Marseille, Oslo, Paris Beauvais, Poznan, Santander, Santiago, Stockholm, and Tampere, and all are on sale online now. Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary said, “Now Palma visitors can beat the recession and escape both Air Europa and Air Berlin’s high fares by switching to Ryanair’s lowest fares and enjoy our no fuel surcharge guarantee.”
On the Market in Mallorca
Ref: 5337 – Villa, Puerto Andratx, Southwest Mallorca
Stunning south facing first line sea view villa with plenty of terraces offering vistas to the beautiful bays of Cala Marmacen and La Mola. This attractive home offers exceptional living accommodation with a light and sunny lounge area, formal dining room, fitted kitchen and master bedroom suite with walk-in dressing area and en-suite bathroom with Jacuzzi, sauna and shower stream. The second bedroom offers a mini suite with bathroom, dressing area and a small sea view terrace. A further two en-suite bedrooms, also with sea views, complete the interior accommodation. A modern swimming pool with cascade, teak-decked terraces, a separate summer kitchen and covered BBQ area plus parking for more than three cars are just some of the additional special features this immaculate villa has to offer.
Living area 350m²
Plot area 1,000m²
Price 3.65 million euros
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