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Balearic Islands News & Information

Ryanair 'seating families apart' complaint goes to EU
Travel/Tourism Tue, Jun 19, 2018

Ryanair 'seating families apart' complaint goes to EU

EUROPEAN Parliament has agreed to look into a complaint about low-cost carrier Ryanair's seating families apart. Balearic regional consumer protection office CONSUBAL filed the case after receiving 'a multitude...

Mallorca hydroplane 'disappears' in mid-air
Crime/Incidents Wed, Jun 13, 2018

Mallorca hydroplane 'disappears' in mid-air

A FIREFIGHTING aircraft has disappeared in Mallorca after losing contact with the control tower on Tuesday evening. The hydroplane, part of the Balearic Nature Institute (IBANAT) was undertaking surveillance work in the...

'Partying passengers' force Ibiza flight detour
Travel/Tourism Sat, Jun 9, 2018

'Partying passengers' force Ibiza flight detour

PASSENGERS partying too hard on a Belfast-Ibiza flight forced an emergency landing in Toulouse, south-western France last night (Friday). The exact details of the disruptions have not been revealed, but it is known that...

Collapsed balcony evacuates Mallorca hotel
Crime/Incidents Mon, Apr 23, 2018

Collapsed balcony evacuates Mallorca hotel

A HOTEL in Palma de Mallorca had to be evacuated last night (Sunday) after a balcony collapsed, sparking fears of major structural damage. Despite the seventh-floor room of the Hotel Encant in the s'Arenal area...

British bar-crawlers leave kids alone in holiday hotel
Crime/Incidents Sat, Apr 21, 2018

British bar-crawlers leave kids alone in holiday hotel

A BRITISH couple on holiday in Palma de Mallorca has been arrested after leaving their young children alone for two days in their hotel while they went off on a drinking spree. Security staff at the hotel in the beach...

One Mallorca cyclist dies and two remain critical after crash
Crime/Incidents Fri, Apr 6, 2018

One Mallorca cyclist dies and two remain critical after...

ONE of the cyclists injured yesterday (Thursday) morning after a car ploughed into them on a Mallorca highway has died in hospital, reports the General Directorate of Traffic (DGT). Its leader, Gregorio Serrano, tweeted...

Nine cyclists injured, two seriously, in Mallorca crash
Crime/Incidents Thu, Apr 5, 2018

Nine cyclists injured, two seriously, in Mallorca crash

ONE cyclist is in a critical condition and another seriously wounded after a Porsche Cayenne ploughed through their group on the MA-15 in Capdepera, Mallorca at 09.30 this morning (Thursday). The 12 cyclists had been...

Barça's Messi buys Ibiza hotel
Sport Wed, Mar 28, 2018

Barça's Messi buys Ibiza hotel

FC BARCELONA'S Lionel 'Leo' Messi has bought a luxury hotel in Ibiza along with other investors, according to regional TV channel IB3. The complex will be managed by Majestic Hotel Group from this season...

Rihanna holidays in Ibiza
Entertainment Wed, Mar 21, 2018

Rihanna holidays in Ibiza

RIHANNA has been spotted taking a break in the Balearic Islands this week – the Barbados-born R&B star arrived in Ibiza by private jet on Monday at around 17.00, according to local reporters. She is expected to...

British man, 22, dies in Palma balcony fall
Crime/Incidents Sun, Mar 18, 2018

British man, 22, dies in Palma balcony fall

A BRITISH man has died after falling from a fifth-floor balcony at an apartment block in Palma de Mallorca, emergency services reveal. They were called out at 06.10 this morning to the building on the C/ Aragón, where...

Luxembourg family buys island off Formentera for €18m
Environment Sat, Mar 17, 2018

Luxembourg family buys island off Formentera for €18m

A FAMILY from Luxembourg has bought the s'Espalmador island off the north coast of Formentera 'for their own private use' for the sum of €18 million, according to the Balearic regional government. A small,...

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