The Mobile World Congress (MWC), the world's largest technology event, is back. For the 12th consecutive year it will be held in Barcelona – from 27 February to 2 March 2017 – and once again, all records are expected to be broken, with over 101,000 visitors, the figure reached in the previous edition.
Barcelona-El Prat Airport started the year with passenger growth of 11.4% compared to the same month in 2016. Specifically, 2,804,092 passengers passed through the Barcelona facility in January.
LATAM Airlines and Vueling have signed an agreement that will boost long-haul flights from El Prat and strengthen the airport's position as a point of entry for passengers traveling to and from Lima (Peru), and flying to Europe and vice versa.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced full-year global passenger traffic results for 2016 showing demand (revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) rose 6.3% compared to 2015 (or 6.0% if adjusted for the leap year).
American Airlines has topped $10 billion in combined net profits for 2015 and 2016, earning net income of $2.7 billion in 2016 following a net profit of $7.6 billion in 2015.
The Government has decided to reduce Aena's fees by 11% cumulatively until 2021 in order to improve the competitiveness of airports
L'Hospitalet de Llobregat has reached a pre-agreement with the city of Beijing and the government of China to host the first European centre for the development and promotion of traditional Chinese medicine, as announced by the mayor, Núria Marin, during the Annual conference on the state of the second city in Catalonia,
Barcelona airport closes a record 2016 and sets course for growth in intercontinental flights, the most wanted.
ACS has already collected a billion euros from the sale of its former environment subsidiary, which will grow in Europe and South America and will now be able to enter China.