The biggest festival in Barcelona, Mercè, which takes place from 22 to 25 September, will this year have its poster made by the designer Javier Mariscal and the proclamation of the philosopher Marina Garcés, in an annual event in which spaces will continue to be extended to involve neighbourhoods, with activities in the park of Sant Martí and the Centre of Nou Barris.
Asiana Airlines in September and October 2017 plans to operate charter flights to Spain, which sees the airline’s A380 operating Seoul Incheon – Barcelona route.
The car company Seat will open a megastore, a multidisciplinary space and headquarters in the Deutsche Bank building in Barcelona, located at the junction of Passeig de Gràcia and Diagonal.
Norwegian has launched its first long haul services from Spain with three US cities – Los Angeles, New York and Oakland (commenced Jun-2017) – and plans one more – Miami, set for Aug-2017. Its next long haul route from Barcelona is likely to be Buenos Aires, but this reflects only a small part of Norwegian's ambitions in Argentina.
Cathay Pacific GM revenue management Navin Chellaram stated (18-Jul-2017) the launch of new seasonal service to Barcelona in Jul-2017 was "well received, which is a positive sign as we enter the summer peak".
Anna.aero congrats Barcelona Airport with the "Airport With Most New Long-Haul Routes" Euro ANNIES award.
Mahan Air launches its new route to Barcelona, its eighth European destination from its hub in Tehran. The inaugural flight Mahan W5 136 has landed at the Airport of Barcelona-El Prat at 10:00 local time, being received with the traditional water salute.
Level's first flight to Punta Cana (Dominican Republic) will take off tomorrow, Saturday, at 16.40 hours, from Barcelona-El Prat Airport. It'll be the first non-stop service between both destinations.
The strong tourism appeal of Barcelona, added to the drive of institutions, and to brand strategy and promotion have propelled the Catalan capital to the first position of the competitiveness ranking in the UrbanTur 2016 report, prepared by Exceltur.