El Prat Airport is facing a record summer

El Prat Airport is facing a record summer

(EFE) Barcelona El Prat Airport continues to suffer an incredible summer He hopes to break passenger records, Thus, giving is tantamount to overcoming the depression caused by the pandemic 50 Transcontinental RoutesThis is the highest number in its history. These are four more intercontinental routes than were active in July last year and three more than were operating before the coronavirus outbreak, although this is not new for this summer season, as Catalonia Airport had already reached this number at the end of 2023.

This is half a hundred transoceanic routes and the total width of 208 destinations operated by 92 companies They give an idea of ​​the strength of this entire airport Debate about whether it should be expanded And how do we do it?

Twenty routes in America and six in Asia

he The American continent It is the country with the largest number of intercontinental destinations (19): Atlanta, Boston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York JFK, New York Newark, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Washington, Dallas, Chicago, Montreal, Toronto, Calgary, Mexico, Bogotá, Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo and Santiago de Chile.

Then he was found Africa (16): Fez, Marrakesh, Nador, Casablanca, Tangier, Rabat, Oujda, Ouarzazate, Tetouan, Algiers, Oran, Banjul, Dakar, Cairo, Luxor, Tunisia. And they follow them Asia (6): Singapore, Seoul, Beijing, Shenzhen, Hong Kong, and Baku; And the Middle East (9): Amman, Beirut, Tel Aviv, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Doha, Riyadh, Jeddah, and Kuwait.

El Prat is approaching the theoretical limit of passenger numbers

After reaching 50 million passengers in 2023, Al-Brat exceeded, last November, for the first time, the number of passengers in the same month of 2019, before the pandemic, and in the first four months of this year 2024 it has already reached 16 million passengersAn increase of 13.2% over the same period last year.

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Sources in the sector indicate that Al-Barat Airport It is approaching its theoretical limitThis can be easily seen by the presence of passengers in the facilities and the flight occupancy rate, according to the same sources.

Barcelona Airport Director Eva ValenzuelaIt has been explained several times that the theoretical maximum capacity of these facilities is 55 million passengers (33 in the first quarter and 22 in the second quarter), although for practical purposes this can be exceeded (in 2017, for example, the second quarter added 33 million passengers).

All employment rates are rising

The schedule for the 2024 summer season at Josep Tradias Airport, which runs from March 31 to October 26, expects double-digit growth in both seats on offer and commercial operations. like him, The number of seats on offer reaches 42.2 million11% more than in 2023; Those available on international flights increased by 13.2%, and those available on domestic flights increased by 4.8%.

In general, it is expected 216,200 commercial transactionsUp 10.8%, with a greater increase in international flights (+13%) than domestic flights (+4.8%). By geography Over 530 million seats are offered to the Asia-Pacific market.40.1% more; and over 2.1 billion for North America, 35.6% more.

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