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A plane over Barcelona Airport's Terminal 1 (by ACN)

13 January 2011 10:09 PM

Barcelona airport saw an increase of 6.5% in passenger traffic last year

Barcelona-El Prat Airport had 29.1 million passengers, which means that Barcelona’s is Europe’s 9th airport. Girona airport saw a decrease of 8% in passenger traffic and Reus airport one of 16.7%.
John Hoffman presenting this year's Mobile World Congress (by A. Recolons)

13 January 2011 01:27 PM

The world’s top cell phone trade fair will attract 55.000 people to Barcelona

The Mobile World Congress will be held in the Catalan capital for the seventh time. It will take place between 14th and 17th of February and will bring have an economic impact of 200 million euros on the city. Visitors are predicted to occupy...
The new white tower located in the Forum area is Telefonica's new headquarters in Barcelona (by ACN)

12 January 2011 10:59 PM

A 110-meter-high tower is Telefonica’s new headquarters in Barcelona

The tower is located beside the sea in the first number of Diagonal Avenue in the Forum area. It will host the company’s I+D centre and will bring together all the Telefonica offices from around the city.
An airplane from Vueling landing at Barcelona's airport (by ACN)

12 January 2011 10:52 PM

Catalan airline company Vueling transports more than 11 million passengers in 2010

It is a record figure for the company and represents a 35 percent increase in passengers since 2009. Vueling plans to offer 10.5 million seats for the 2011 summer season, almost 7% more than the same period in 2009. The company plans to open new...
Skiers at Baqueira ski resort (by ACN)

11 January 2011 10:55 PM

Thousands of skiers enjoy the Catalan Pyrenees this Christmas two-week holiday

Catalan ski slopes attracted thousands of tourists this holiday season. Between the 24th December and the 9th January, heavy snow and pleasant weather conditions ensured an increase in visitors compared to this time last year. Ski-resorts in the...
Spanish Vice President for Economy, Elena Salgado (by ACN)

11 January 2011 10:43 PM

Spanish Government rejects proposals to protect mortgage holders who cannot pay their debt

The Spanish Vice President for Economy Elena Salgado refused the idea proposed by three Catalan parties to allow mortgage holders end their debt by returning their house to the bank. This measure already exists in the US and other countries. In...
Catalan traders have started their sales campaign (by ACN)

07 January 2011 09:56 PM

Optimistic shopkeepers look forward to the January sales

The annual January sales have commenced in Catalonia with discounts of up to half price. Traders hope to sell between 5 and 10% to make up for December's dramatic decline in consumption.
The figure of jobless people in Catalonia on 31st December 2010 is 562,673 (by ACN)

04 January 2011 07:29 PM

Unemployment remains the biggest fear of Catalans

Although the unemployment figure dropped 1.868 people in December, the year still ended with 912 more unemployed people than in 2009. The figure of jobless people in Catalonia on 31st December 2010 is 562,673. The annual assessment shows a slight...
Ryanair planes at Girona Airport (by ACN)

23 December 2010 11:28 PM

Low-cost airline Ryanair to continue in Girona until 2016

The company will continue to operate 64 routes and maintain the 4 million annual passengers at the Girona airport.
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