The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced industry performance statistics for 2016 showing that system-wide, airlines carried 3.8 billion passengers on scheduled services last year, an increase of 7% over 2015, representing an additional 242 million air trips.
Last October 3, the Barcelona Air Freight Community made an speech at the 2nd AirPharma Conference in Barcelona, at Crowne Plaza Barcelona Hotel.
In 2016, more than 80,000 passengers flied indirectly between Barcelona and Mexico DF, 32,000 to Cancun airport and 20,000 to other destinations. Whit and average composed growth CAGR of 3% and a direct growth of 32% over the previous year, the Barcelona – Mexico air route is the unserved link of the moment.
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".