Barcelona–El Prat Airport served 50.1 million passengers in 2018

Barcelona–El Prat AirportBarcelona–El Prat Airport served a record 50.1 million passengers in 2018, representing an increase of 6.1% from a year earlier. Meanwhile, the number of flights increased by 3.7%.

The lowest increase was registered by low-cost airlines. The main share of passenger traffic fell on two airlines: Vueling, which reported an increase of 12% to 19 million passengers and Ryanair (+7.1%) serving 7.5 million.

Barcelona Airport is the main base for Vueling, and a hub for Level, Norwegian, Ryanair. In general, as noted in the message, Barcelona–El Prat Airport is leading in Spain in terms of the total volume of low-cost traffic.

Barcelona–El Prat Airport is an international airport located 12 km southwest of the center of Barcelona, lying in the municipalities of El Prat de Llobregat, Viladecans, and Sant Boi, in the Autonomous community of Catalonia, in Spain. It is the second largest and second busiest airport in Spain behind Madrid-Barajas Airport and the seventh busiest in Europe. The airport mainly serves domestic European destinations, also having flights to North America (United States and Canada), South America (Argentina, Brazil, Colombia and Peru), Middle East (Israel, Lebanon, Iran, Jordan, United Arab Emirates and Qatar), Asia (Pakistan, China, South Korea, Singapore and Hong Kong), and Africa (Algeria, Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia, Gambia, Ethiopia and Senegal).