India, considered a strategic destination for BARDC, had passenger traffic of 203,833 with Spain between November 2010 and October 2011, ranking it 5th in Europe in passenger traffic with this country.
Barcelona is the leading airport in passenger volume in Spain and represents 45% of the total traffic between Spain and India. A total of 91,129 passengers use Barcelona airport as their origin/destination.
Additionally, Barcelona ranks as 4th European city in passenger traffic with Delhi, the capital of India, and in 9th place with Bombay, in both cases above Madrid airport.
BARDC will actively work in 2012 to develop direct routes between Barcelona and India in order to improve tourist, social and economic exchange.
The airline Qatar Airways, based in Doha airport, announced they will add four weekly flights in the coming winter season 2012, which means there will be a total of 11 weekly flights to Barcelona. The new frequencies will operate on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. The aircraft used will remain the same: an Airbus A330-200/300. The schedules for all frequencies will be as follows: