Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat Airport is planning to offer a total of 23.3 million seats this winter season, which represents an increase of 4.4 per compared with 2018-2019.
The number of scheduled international flights has grown 6.26 per cent compared with last winter – a 71.5 per cent share of flights operated at the airport.
Airlines operating at Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat Airport are launching 17 new routes in winter, including three new services and the consolidation of 14 that had previously only been offered during the summer season.
In total, 11 airlines are extending their offers: Aeromexico, Air Canada, Air Serbia, Air Transat, Level, Norwegian, Pakistan Airlines, Ryanair, Skyup Airlines and Wizz Air. One new airline, Blue Bird Airways, will be operating the Barcelona-Tel Aviv route with three weekly frequencies: Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
Ryanair is adding four new routes, all operated until the end of the season: five weekly frequencies to Athens (Greece), and two each to Riga (Latvia), Podgorica (Montenegro) and Gothenburg (Sweden). The latter two already operated in summer.
The number of seats offered on routes to North America grows by 18.4 per cent, with Norwegian maintaining its two airport changes, flying to JFK Airport in New York and San Francisco International, after moving its operations this summer from Newark and Oakland, respectively.
Air Canada is one of the two airlines extending operational months to Canada in winter, with three weekly frequencies to Montreal and four to Toronto. Air Transat also extends its summer operation for the first time in winter, operating until January 2020 with two weekly frequencies to Toronto.
Level renews two routes it launched last summer, consolidating destinations at JFK and Santiago de Chile. A route between Barcelona and Mexico City inaugurated by Aeromexico last summer is also maintained in winter.
Meanwhile, SkyUp Airlines is offering three weekly frequencies to Kiev (Ukraine), having also scheduled this route in summer 2019. Wizz Air is also extending its summer activity to winter services for Skopje (Macedonia); Air Serbia extends its offer to Belgrade; and Pakistan Airlines renews its operation to Sialkot.