• Airbus A380 about to take off at Barcelona's El Prat airport (by ACN)

    Is Barcelona airport prepared to become an international hub?

    Barcelona’s El Prat Airport registered 32.2 million international passengers last year, more than huge airports like JFK in New York or Narita in Tokyo. Barcelona has the 17th most transited airport in the world, according to the Airports Council International (ACI). There was an 11% growth in passengers traveling outside Spain from Barcelona over last year. Madrid-Barajas is still the main Spanish airport, with 36.1 million passengers, but El Prat is growing much faster. Those good results last year are not enough. Barcelona is looking to take a huge intercontinental leap forward in 2017. After hitting a record in 2016, the facility is now ranked seventh among European airports. The launch of the new long-haul operating hubs of Norwegian and Level are bringing it closer to becoming an international hub for a combination of European low-cost airlines and foreign companies.


The Port of Miami and the Port of Barcelona have signed a cooperation agreement (by Marina López)

03.05.17 - 22:05

The Ports of Barcelona and Miami sign cooperation agreement

The ports of Barcelona and Miami have signed a deal to increase the quantity of cruises and cargo traffic. The agreement looks to exchange information in order to improve the areas of mobility, security, maritime management, and environment....
Taxi drivers demonstrated in Barcelona on Wednesday (by Josep Molina)

27.04.17 - 13:02

Taxi drivers in Catalonia mobilize against Uber and Cabify

The increasing number of licenses for “rental cars with chauffeur” caused strikes and demonstrations by hundreds of officially-licensed taxi drivers in several Catalan cities on Wednesday. According to representatives of the taxi transport...
An American Airlines flight (by American Airlines)

11.04.17 - 12:40

Direct flight to Chicago to boost American Airlines passenger volume in Barcelona by 15%

American Airlines new direct link between Barcelona-El Prat airport and Chicago is expected to increase the airline's passengers in Catalonia by 15%. The new flight will operate from the 6th of May and will be offered alongside the current flights...
Spain's Minister for Finance, Cristóbal Montoro (by ACN)

04.04.17 - 17:49

Rajoy's promises to Catalonia absent from budget

Spain’s budget for 2017 allocates €1.14 billion to invest in Catalonia, €30 million less than last year. However, as a percentage, the figure represents 13.4% of the total, which is higher than in 2016, which saw only 10.7%...

The CEO of Abertis, Salvador Alemany (by ACN)

03.05.17 - 15:11

Abertis invests €125 million in A4 Holding and now controls 85% of its Italian subsidiary

The Catalan company Abertis reached an agreement with the minority shareholders of its Italian subsidary, A4 Holdings, to buy an additional 22.52% of the business' assets. The group will pay a total amount of €125 million, €89 million by the...
Outside Codorniu (by Codorniu)

26.04.17 - 18:10

Codorniu stops producing white label cava for foreign brands

The Catalan cava producer Codorniu announced that they will stop producing for foreign brands and will instead focus on their own Premium and Prestige products. The company explained that white label production (producing for third parties) is no...
Catalan Minister for Territory and Sustainability, Josep Rull, Spanish Minister for Public Works, Íñigo de la Serna and Catalan Minister for Business and Knolwedge, Jordi Baiget (by ACN)

10.04.17 - 17:14

Catalan Government urges Spain to set a clear timetable for the Mediterranean Railway Corridor

Catalan Minister for Territory and Sustainability, Josep Rull, and Catalan Minister for Business and Knowledge, Jordi Baiget, called for a “clear”and...

Job Centre in Barcelona (by ACN)

04.04.17 - 13:56

6,325 fewer unemployed registered in March in Catalonia

Unemployment in Catalonia fell by 10.7% in March in comparison to the same month last year, totaling 446,017 people. According to the Spanish Ministry of Employment and Social Security, 6,325 people left the unemployment lists last...

One of 'Jet2' planes at Reus airport (by ACN)

28.04.17 - 19:02

Jet2 launches two new routes between Reus and the UK

The British airline Jet2 launched a new connection this Friday between Reus Airport, located about 100 kilometers from Barcelona, and London-Stansted. In addition,...

Robots at the Amazon warehouse in Castellbisbal, April, 26 2017 (By Àlex Recolons)

26.04.17 - 14:16

Amazon to add 800 jobs in Catalonia

The North American multinational Amazon has announced the hiring of 800 workers in order to incorporate their Amazon Robotics cutting edge technology at the logistic centers of Castellbisbal and Prat de Llobregat, just outside Barcelona. These 800...
Amazons' logistics centre at Castellbisbal, 30 kilometres from Barcelona (by ACN)

06.04.17 - 12:51

Amazon opening fourth logistics center in Catalonia

The North American giant Amazon will open a new logistics center in Martorelles, 20 kilometers north of Barcelona, aimed at serving the European market. The 30,000 m2 plant will become operational in the fall and will be...

Catalan Minister for Business and Knowledge, Jordi Baiget, shakes hands with Thunder Power's CEO Wellen Sham (by ACN)

31.03.17 - 12:08

Thunder Power to invest 80 MEUR in R&D center in Catalonia

Hong Kong-based multinational Thunder Power, which specializes in electric vehicles, is planning to open an R&D center in Catalonia. The center will become operational in 2018, involve an initial investment of €80 million, and create...

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