Spanish Air Freight

Spanish air freight grew by 11.2% in 2016 for a total of 800,000 tonnes.
  • Spanish air freight grew by 11.2% in 2016 for a total of 800,000 tonnes. In H1 2017 Spanish air freight has grown by 15.5%. The top 5 cargo airports of Spain concentrate 89% of the Spanish air freight. Madrid and Barcelona are general cargo airports, while Zaragoza acts as an Inditex (textiles) and Caladero (fresh fish for Mercadona) hub. Vitoria is the DHL hub for Spain. Madrid is the main cargo hub, but its position has been slowly eroded by BCN and ZAZ in the last 10 years.
  • Fashion is the main Spanish air freight products by weight, followed by machinery & metal products and foodstuffs. In the Fashion and in the Pharma & Chemical sectors, Spain is an net exporter, while imports and exports are balanced for the Metal Manufactures and Electrical sectors.

  • Spanish air freight has an average value of 52 €/Kg. Pharma & Chemical products are the most valuable (100 €/Kg) along with Jewelry (418 €/kg) even if the later only represents 1% of the Spanish air freight. Metal Manufactures (93 €/kg) and Electrical products (84 €/kg) are the other high value items, while Fashion (30 €/Kg), Foodstuffs (8 €/Kg) and other products (14 €/Kg) are the lower end of the Spanish air freight.
  • Fashion and Pharma & Chemicals are leading the growth of the Spanish air market in volume, while Metal Manufactures are the fastest growing in terms of value.

  • North America (the US, Mexico and Canada) is the main international partner region for the Spanish air freight, followed by the Chinese market. India and Bangladesh are key import markets, linked to pharmaceuticals and fashion respectively. Japan is one of the primary uncovered export markets for Spanish products, especially for the region of Barcelona (Catalonia).

Source: Barcelona Air Traffic Intelligence Unit/ September 2017

Barcelona Air Route Development Committee

promotes Barcelona Airport intercontinental flights


The information contained in this message and/or attachment(s), sent from GESTIO I PROMOCIO AEROPORTUARIA (GPA), is confidential/privileged and is intended to be read only by the person(s) to whom it is addressed. We remind you that your data have been incorporated into the processing system of GPA and that as long as the regulatory requirements are met, you may exercise your rights of access, rectification, limitation of processing, suppression (“right to be forgotten”), portability, opposition, and revocation, under the terms established by the current and applicable regulations on data protection, by sending your request to the postal address DIAGONAL AV,452, 08006, BARCELONA (SPAIN)or by e-mail to .If you read this message and are not the intended recipient, or have received this communication in error, please be advised that any disclosure, distribution, or reproduction of this communication is strictly prohibited and may be unlawful, and we request that you notify us immediately and return the original message to us at the above address. Thank you.

Legal notice
In the following Institutions

Thank you for contacting Barcelona Links. We confirm that we have received your request correctly. We will answer you as soon as possible.