BCN air freight: Airlines and routes
- Barcelona is the 7th European airport in passengers and the 20th in cargo. The cargo trend has been positive in the last few years, and the airport will end 2017 with 150,000 air freight tonnes. It has been growing steadily in passengers, cargo, new routes and frequencies, especially in the long haul market.
- The BCN air freight growth is caused by a combination of strong productive sectors in its catchment area (pharma & chemicals, fashion, automotives and foodstuffs), and improvement of its intercontinental network, a competitive logistics sector and a dynamic cargo community project.
- The cargo increase has been driven by the Middle East airlines. Emirates, Qatar Airways and Turkish Airlines form the main triad for the direct Asian traffic at the airport, taking advantage of a lack of direct links between Barcelona and key Asian markets and a high number frequencies. American Airlines is growing fast at the airport, with its 5 routes, and TAM has seen a very positive evolution since it started operations in Barcelona in 2015.
- The Barcelona route map for cargo has been expanding. By the end of 2017 it amounts to 37 long haul destinations. Most of them are steadily expanding to include daily flights.
Source: Barcelona Air Traffic Intelligence Unit / September 2017
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