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January 29, 2014

The international airport of Barcelona already broke the record

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The international airport of Barcelona already broke the record

Still unfinished the January 2014, but the Barcelona Airport ” El Prat ” had already received two million passengers , which is 4% more than last year's record . Thus, already raised a record of January 2013 , established himself as the Barcelona airport . For the entire 2013 the main passenger Catalan airport received 35 million people.

Minister of Development of Spain , Ana Pastor, presented these excellent data on this week's meeting “Circle Infrastructure”, organized in the seaport of Barcelona with the participation of various firms and companies, mainly from the industrial sector.

Such an increase in the number of passengers used Barcelona airport “El Prat ” , it was noted by the minister, “as an excellent result, which only strengthens the grounds that the economic situation in Spain is improving.”

Moreover, the Minister Ana Pastor, noted “that in 2013 has set a new record for passenger traffic in “El Prat ” on 35 million of people. The 2013 in general has been very successful for the tourism industry in Spain.

It is worth noting that the most active airline of the airport ” El Prat ” is a Catalan company “Vueling”, which in 2013 carried through the main Catalan Airport 12.2 Million of passengers, which was 1.8 million more than in 2012 year. Thus , according to the commercial management of airlines , “Vueling” contributed to the increase in the number of foreign tourists visiting Catalonia and Barcelona in 2013. Overall, the company “Vueling” in 2013 carried 17 million of passengers.

One of the priorities for the Catalan airline in 2013 and the upcoming 2014 is Russia , which has increased its passenger traffic in Barcelona on 60 %, or on 250,000 people .

Besides Russia, the principal directions from Barcelona to “Vueling” are France and Italy , each country with 1.4 million passengers , and Germany with 800,000 passengers in 2013.

The company “Vueling” operates on 120 destinations from Barcelona Airport “El Prat ” , 14 of which will be new from the summer of 2014 , namely direct communication with cities such as Kaliningrad , Kazan , Budapest , Donetsk, Kharkov , Warsaw, Oporto and Jerez, among others.

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