The purpose of the meeting was to explore the possibility that the new direct flight between Hong Kong and Barcelona, which will operate between July and October this year, can become a regular flight all year round.
Barcelona is the second favourite destination for luxury tourism worldwide, behind New York, according to a study conducted by Condé Nast Johansens among about 725 users of its destination guides and hotels.
Singapore Airlines in today’s schedule update (06MAR17) adjusted planned operational aircraft for Singapore – Milan Malpensa – Barcelona route, effective from 02APR17. This 5 weekly service will be operated by Airbus A350-900XWB, replacing 777-300ER.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), rose 6.9% in January 2017 compared to the year-earlier period. While this was down from the 10% annual growth recorded in December 2016 it still was well above the average annual growth rate of 3% over the past five years.
Passport to 50 begins in Koh Samui and continues through Siem Reap, Kathmandu, Agra, Florence, Siena, Cannes, Moulinet, London, Barcelona, Ibiza, Marbella, Marrakech, Havana, Knoxville, Kona, El Nido, and A Secret Island, before concluding in Manila. The trip is currently being offered at $13,875,000 for a party of up to 50 people in August of 2017.
Barcelona, March 27, 2017 - Plus Ultra Líneas Aéreas, in commercial cooperation with Cubana de Aviación has been designated to operate regular flights to Cuba from Barcelona by the General Directorate of Civil Aviation Spain. Plus Ultra Líneas Aéreas will operate the non-stop direct route Barcelona - Havana from the 1st of July with a weekly frequency.
• Barcelona now stands as the seventh European airport in terms of passenger numbers. The airport has overtaken direct competitors such as London Gatwick, Munich and Rome Fiumicino, making it the fastest growing airport over 40 million passengers in Europe in 2016 (+ 11.2%). Barcelona remains the 5th European city in origin and destination traffic, increasingly closer to the Russian capital
• Over 10% growth in Barcelona-El Prat airport to all markets. The domestic market (+1.2M, +11.4%) is recovering its traffic; the European market (+2.8M, +10.5%) is driving the absolute growth of passenger numbers; whereas the most significant relative growth is recorded by the intercontinental market (+ 500k, + 15.7%). The instability and perception of risk in other Mediterranean markets has diverted holiday traffic to Spain and Italy, a fact that has benefited Barcelona airport among others.