EUROPE 2016 MARKET ANALYSIS
• 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.
• Strong growth of Amsterdam airport (+ 9.2%), which recovers its third place in the ranking, very close to Paris Charles de Gaulle, which saw its growth stagnate in the last year. Schiphol overtakes Frankfurt. Istanbul Ataturk see braked his growth (-2%) from the past years as a result of the country’s instability and the terrorism strikes of June 2016.
• In terms of capacity, Ryanair grew 18.8% in the full year, offering almost 1.2 million extra seats. It is followed in absolute numbers by Vueling, which despite raising its capacity only 5% grew by almost a million seats. Exceptional growth in Norwegian seats (+ 46%), which is increasing frequencies between its hubs to feed longhaul flights in order to extend its reach.
Source: www.cambrabcn.org/ February 2017
Barcelona Air Route Development Committee
promotes Barcelona Airport intercontinental flights