New Opportunities for American Tourism

On Friday, authorities took to the streets to greet passengers arriving in Palma on the first United Airlines flight from New York-Newark. Among them were the President of the Council of Mallorca, Catalina Cladera, and the Mayor of Palma, José Gila.

The plane with 204 passengers landed shortly before noon. For Klader, it was “an exciting, historic and important day as it connects best island in mediterranean with the United States and Canada.” For Mallorca’s tourism sector as a whole, this meant opening up a new opportunity to capture a market known for its high purchasing power.

The interconnected route will remain in effect until September 23, but Patrick Quayle, vice president of international network and alliances, mentioned the possibility of extending the service. “This season will be decisive in seeing how strong the demand is and exploring the possibility longer season in 2023He added that the response “has been good” to date. He noted that the route serves a wider area than just New York – there are other cities, “such as Chicago, Washington, D.C. and Boston.” also the possibility of opening the island through the United hub in Newark to numerous airports in North America.

Director Palma airport Son Sant Joan, Thomas Melgar, said that “today is a very happy day for us.” “This scheduled flight is an important milestone for the airport and is a dream come true. Son Sant Juan has always been very well connected to Europe and even North Africa, but this route is special for Aena.”

Catalina Cladera expressed her wish that the route be extended until the end of the year in order to achieve the goal of the decision tourism seasonality. She noted that American visitors “will be able to appreciate the sun and the beach, as well as the culture, gastronomy and mountains of Tramuntana.”


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