The public bus service that connects the airport directly with different municipalities of Mallorca closes its first summer season on 31 October.
From May until 27 October the service has transported more than 177,052 passengers. The A11 route has been the most popular, with 45.30% of passengers, followed by the A32 route with 29.73%, the A51 route with 12.85% and the A42 route with 12.12%. The average number of passengers per day has exceeded 1,000, the busiest day being 10 August, with 1,736 passengers.
Aerotib started operating on 3 May, with the A11 Peguera-Magaluf route and the A32 Can Picafort-Platja de Muro/Alcúdia route. The service was completed in June with the Llevant route, the A42 Cala Bona-Cala Millor route and the A51 route covering the south of Mallorca as far as Cala d'Or.
Aerotib has been welcomed by both tourists and local residents, who have appreciated the reasonable fares, ranging from 5 to 12 euros, and the convenience of a more direct service.
From 1 November Aerotib will run at different intervals and times. This measure comes in response to the need to adjust the service to the current demand, as with the rest of the TIB network, which also adjusts its timetables for the winter season. The service will therefore now run as follows:
- A11 Peguera-Magaluf-Airport: three outbound and three return services.
- A32 Platja de Muro/Alcúdia-Airport: two outbound and two return services.
- A42 Cala Bona-Cala Millor-Airport: one outbound and one return service.
- A51 Campos-Airport: two outbound and two return services. The service to Campos will be provided on request.
The service will also be monitored continuously and the operation of the four routes will be adjusted accordingly.
Aerotib improves direct communication between the municipalities and Palma airport and benefits both local residents and tourists.
It should be noted that this is a public service operated by three companies in terms of expense and risk and consequently incurs no costs for public administration.
To clarify, the operating companies receive no financial compensation from public administration to finance any loss of service, and consequently the only revenue obtained to cover their operating costs is in the form of the revenue from fares. The service has in no way incurred any change to the concession.