RYANAIR has overtaken Air Berlin as Mallorca’s most popular airline.

The low-budget Irish airline carried 1.79 million passengers to or from Son Sant Joan airport in the first half of the year.

FLYING HIGH: Ryanair becomes most popular airline in Mallorca

German carrier Air Berlin lost 485,000 passengers during the first six months of 2017, a 22% fall in business.

During the same period, Ryanair gained 128,000 travellers with Vueling seeing a 132,000 increase.

Norwegian saw one of the biggest leaps in the number of air travellers, with 454,000 more choosing to fly with them.