Palma de Mallorca Airport (Catalan: Aeroport de Palma de Mallorca, Spanish: Aeropuerto de Palma de Mallorca; IATA: PMI, ICAO: LEPA) is an international airport located 8 km (5.0 mi) east of Palma,Marjoca, adjacent to the village of Can Pastilla. Also known as Son Sant Joan Airport or Aeroport de Son Sant Joan, it is the third largest airport in Spain, after Madrid-Barajas and Barcelona. 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 Ryanair , Easyjet and Vueling.
The 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, while Iberia and Deautsche Lufthansa established new routes to the military base.