AlbaStar is a Spanish airline which is based at Palma de Mallorca Airport, Spain. The airline was founded in 2009 by Italian British entrepreneurs from the tourism and transport sectors. Originally, the airline's aim was to provide chartered air transport from Italian and Spanish airports to popular tourist holiday destinations within North Africa, the Mediterranean and the Red Sea. However, in 2010, the airline gained a commercial license and began offering scheduled passenger flights. Four years later, the airport started another base at Milan Malpensa Airport, Italy.
AlbaStar has collaborated extensively with many tour operators and the airline has established itself as the top European charter carrier for connections to the French city of Lourdes, departing from most European airports.
AlbaStar has different baggage policies for carry-on and checked baggage. Scroll down to find out your baggage allowance.
All passengers are entitled to one carry-on baggage as well as one personal item, such as a laptop bag or briefcase.
AlbaStar Airline's carry-on baggage allowance:
Charter flight - 1 piece of carry-on baggage weighing no more than 8kg
Scheduled flight - 1 piece of carry-on baggage weighing no more than 8kg
Carry-on baggage must not exceed the linear dimensions of 115cm (55 x 40 x 20cm).
AlbaStar Airline's checked baggage allowance:
Charter flight - 1 piece of checked baggage weighing no more than 20kg
Scheduled flight - 1 piece of checked baggage weighing no more than 20kg
Due to international regulations, your checked baggage should not weigh more than 32 kg.
Economy class is AlbaStar's most basic cabin class and the only cabin class offered on scheduled flights. The airline's attentive cabin crew are readily available to help with anything that passengers require.
Seats are generally set out in a 3 x 3 formation and are designed to give ample legroom and comfort.
The airline serves a selection of snacks, sandwiches, hot and cold drinks and desserts. The menu differs depending on what time of day the flight is flown. Passengers can see the menu by asking one of the flight attendants for a menu card.
Food and drink are free on selected flights. On other flights, passengers will be able to purchase anything from the menu once in-flight.
There's no in-flight entertainment system on the flight. However, can enjoy reading materials from the airline's in-flight magazine, which is subject to availability. In 2019, Albastar introduced its new magazine Avion Tourism Magazine – Special Edition for Albastar. The magazine involves destinations offered by Albastar and travel guides.
There's no WIFI network available on the flights.
Online check-in is available on the AlbaStar online check-in page. Online check-in does cost an additional fee, however, it also allows the passenger to pre-select their seat.
If passengers don't want to pay for online check-in or would rather check in at the airport, they can do so by presenting the relevant travel documents to a check-in agent at the check-in desk at the airport.
Airport check-in opens two hours before the scheduled flight departure time and closes 45 minutes before.
At this time, a reward program for frequent flyers is not available.
The airline is not part of an airline alliance and doesn't have any codeshare or interline agreements with any other airlines. However, it does operate flights for certain tour operators, such as TUI. AlbaStar works with these tour operators when the operator doesn't have enough aircraft to operate all of its flights.
Expectant mothers who are more than 32 weeks pregnant but less than 36 weeks, must present a Medical Certificate which states that the pregnant traveller is fit to fly. From the 36th week of pregnancy, AlbaStar doesn't allow pregnant women to travel.
AlbaStar allows you to bring a cat/dog into the cabin at an additional fee. You'll only be allowed to bring your pet if the weight of your pet and container weighs no more than 8kg. Please note that your pet must be stored in the container during the entire flight duration. AlbaStar doesn't allow pets onboard which will cause disruption to other passengers e.g. bad smell and bad behaviour.
Albastar allows children between the age of 5 and 11 to travel unaccompanied. Children under the age of 5 are not allowed to travel solo. Albastar unaccompanied minors must arrive at the airport check-in desks at least 2 hours prior to the flight departure time.
Those who are under the age of 2 on the date of the flight are infants. Infants don't occupy seats and must be sat on an adult's lap during take-off and landing. Albastar doesn't allow doesn't infants to bring baggage however they can bring a pushchair free of charge.
The airline offers scheduled passenger and charter flights to several destinations across Europe and North Africa and as well to Lourdes from several European destinations.
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Palma de Mallorca Airport (PMI) is an international airport located in Palma, Mallorca, Spain and is the hub airport for AlbaStar. The airport has two terminal buildings, two runways and handles around 30 million passengers per year.
AlbaStar has a fleet made up of entirely five Boeing aircraft. At the moment, it only uses Boeing 737-800 and Boeing 737-400 models. The Boeing 737-800 can handle up to 189 passengers in the aircraft.