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-Over 2.8 million users passed through the airport facilities last
-Passengers on intercontinental routes are the ones that increased most
with a rise of 12%.
- Operations increased 3.5% to 21,696 movements.
-Over 10,172 tonnes of goods were transported, up 11.7%.
Barcelona-El Prat Airport closed March with 2,892,410 passengers, representing an annual increase of 7.1%. In the first quarter of the year, 7,314,338 users passed through the airport facilities, 5.4% more than in 2014.
Passengers on intercontinental routes are the ones that grew most in March, with an increase of 12% over 2014, followed by users with EU countries which were up 11.9%. Non-EU international passengers increased by 3.4%; and, finally, users on domestic links grew by 0.8%.
Over the past month 21,696 operations were performed, representing an
increase of 3.5% compared to 2014. In terms of annual figures, 57,520
movements were carried out, 1% more than last year.
In the area of goods, 10,172 tonnes of cargo were transported in March, representing an increase of 11.7%, while in the first three months of the year, 26,724 tonnes of goods were reached, representing 8.2%growth.
In Europe, after having launched the 4 times weekly Manchester flights on December 8 and daily Zurich flights on March 29, as well as 4 times weekly Dusseldorf flights on September 1, the next big opportunity would come with the Airbus A350, which enables Cathay to launch secondary destinations such as Barcelona in Spain and very likely to replace the 4-class 777-300ERs on the Zurich and Dusseldorf routes with 3-class A350-900s, thus right-sizing the capacity offered on these routes, Aspire Aviation has learnt.
Source: http://www.aspireaviation.com/2015/04/08/cathay-pacific-the-next-chapter/, flickr/2015-04-08
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Azerbaijan Airlines plans to launch weekly Baku-Barcelona service on 23-May-2015, using A319 equipment – see Route Changes Table for more information (APA.az, 02-Apr-2015). The carrier will be the route’s only operator, according to OAG.
The Centre for Public-Private Partnership in Sustainable Smart Cities will be located in the Smart City Campus cluster of the 22@ cluster¡.
The United Nations has chosen Barcelona as the location for the Centre for Public-Private Partnership in Sustainable Smart Cities (PPP for cities), which is aimed at providing a centre for research, innovation and advice for public administrations around the world.
The UN has set up this centre with the aim of developing projects and establishing best practices and standards in management and planning of smart cities through collaboration between governments and the private sector.
It is planned that the centre will be located on the Smart City Campus, the cluster for smart cities promoted by Barcelona City Council. The establishment of this centre in the Catalan capital, consolidates Barcelona as a platform for research and development of new technologies in the field of smart cities.
The centre will be answerable to the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and has the support of Barcelona City Council, the Generalitat de Catalunya and IESE business school, which will house the centre until it can be moved to its final location in the 22@ district.
The route development forum for Europe.
Routes Europe is the largest regional Routes event and an essential forum for all companies with an aviation focus, looking to conduct business to, from and within the European region. Bringing together a wide range of airlines, airports and tourism authorities, including low-cost, flag and national carriers from the whole region, this event offers your organisation the opportunity to meet with the most influential aviation professionals from across the world.
Full-year operating revenue rose 1.9% to CNY89.75 billion while operating expenses were down 1% to CNY79.64 billion. The carrier said the increased profits were due to a robust growth in domestic market demand, despite a domestic capacity increase and intensified competition.
Passenger boardings jumped 6% to 83.8 million with an average load factor of 79.6%, up 0.34 point over the year-ago period. Cargo traffic volume dropped 3.3% to 1.363 million tonnes.
The Shanghai-based carrier took delivery of 75 new aircraft and phased out 43 old aircraft last year. It operated a fleet of 515 aircraft, comprising 485 passenger aircraft, 12 freighters and 18 business jets.
Looking ahead, China Eastern expects domestic market demand to continue to maintain rapid growth. For this reason, it is scheduled to introduce 80 new aircraft and retire 46 old aircraft this year. However, it warns that challenges—fiercer market competition, staff shortages, and fluctuations in fuel prices and the currency exchange rate—still remain.