Spain’s Palma Celebrates First Nonstop Flight from the U.S.

Palma’s significant investment in repositioning itself as a major tourist destination has generated an influx of tourism over the past decade as well as the recent launch of the first and only nonstop flight from the U.S. via United Airlines. The launch of United’s new service between Newark and Palma heralds a new era for the capital of Spain’s Balearic Islands as it augments tourism possibilities with American travelers.

The capital of Spain’s Balearic Islands is an attractive year-round destination owing to its range of cultural, gastronomic, sporting and leisure options. Dating to the 13th century, Palma has a rich Gothic history and many of the city’s buildings retain their original Baroque influence. Coves, beaches, coastal cliffs and mountain ranges make up the island’s landscape. Despite being a historic town, Palma has a modern soul. Inland, the vibrant towns feature restaurants and bars, contemporary galleries, luxury shopping boutiques and food markets.

United Airlines recently inaugurated its service between Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) and Palma de Mallorca Airport (PMI) with three weekly flights on Boeing 767-300 aircraft with capacity for 204 passengers. In 2019 a total of 29,380 of passengers flew indirectly to the Balearic Island. The new seasonal route allows seamless and direct travel for American tourists.

Palma is the biggest city in Spain’s Balearic Island archipelago, which also includes Ibiza, Menorca and Formentera. As the capital, Palma is a city of hotel chains such as Melia, Iberostar, HM, Riu and Marriott. In 2023, Palma and Mallorca will welcome the second Four Seasons to open in Spain, besides a Mandarin Oriental.

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