More than 3.9 million passengers pass through Barcelona-El Prat Airport in September, its best month ever

  • An increase of 4.6% over 2014
  • Year on year, this is the best recorded figure to date, with over 30 million passengers.
  •  Intercontinental flight users are the fastest growing with 12.3% more than in the same month last year.
  • Freight transport increased 19%, with over 9856 tonnes.

Barcelona-El Prat Airport closed its best September ever with 3,974,609 passengers, representing an increase of 4.6% compared to 2014, maintaining steady growth since 2011. In the YTD, the best ever figure was also recorded with 30,695,805 (4.7% more than in the same period last year).

Intercontinental origin/destination passengers were the ones to grow most last month with an increase of 12.3% over 2014, followed by EU passengers with an increase of 8.2%. Users in the domestic market continued to grow in September, this time by 3.5%.

In the field of operations, there were 27,271 movements last month, which translates into an increase of 0.6%. From January to September the figure reached 223,009 take-offs and landings, 1.2% more than in the same period of 2014.

Finally, more than 9,856 tonnes of cargo were transported during the month, representing growth of 19% in 2014. In this sense, cargo on international non-EU routes continues to stand out, increasing 34.2% compared to the same month last year. In the year to September, 84,902 tonnes were recorded, up 13.2%.


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