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.
The low cost airline Norwegian, which is launching its long-haul flights from Barcelona-el Prat Airport in less than two weeks, is finalising an agreement with Ryanair to connect its flights at Barcelona airport, according to sources in the Irish low cost company.
Cathay Pacific plans for a new seasonal summer service to Barcelona with A350-900 aircraft from Jul-2017.
Barcelona's digital ecosystem companies move the record figure of 1,200 million euros per year.
The Government will reinforce the areas of passport control at the main airports with more National Police.