The amount of passengers is raising every year at El Prat airport

El Prat becomes the second busiest airport in the EU last month, with the amount of passengers rising 9.8% from figures last year. The Barcelona airport was only slightly behind Dublin with 10.8%. According to the data published by ACI Europe, this increase is most likely thanks to the city’s latest tourist campaign along with new flights now going out towards South America among other long-haul destinations.

Meanwhile, Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas airport recorded a 6.4% increase in passengers in the same month, making it the sixth busiest airport in the EU with more than 25 million passengers passing through each year. Among those that surpassed the Spanish capital’s main airport were Copenhagen (7.7%), Amsterdam (7.4%) and London Gatwick (6.9%).

Figures also taken from the third quarter of the year during the summer season also compared their figures from last year. The statistics revealed that Spain was the third country in the EU where passenger traffic increased the most, behind Croatia and Portugal and well ahead of other major tourist destinations such as Greece.

Spain is one of the countries that has benefited the most from other typical tourist countries now posing jihadist threats to tourists.

Have a look at this video about the restructuring of the airport.

The Barcelona International Airport is situated 13 km South West of the city centre. The airport has 2 terminals, both are easy to reach with busses, taxi’s, trains and the metro.The Aerobus is the most convenient way to travel to the city centre, these busses take you to the city within 30 minutes and drop you off at diverse populare spots. Tickets are available at the busstops as well as in the bus.

For more information about the airport have a look at our blog.

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Source: El Periódico