Despite the rise in fuel prices and the dollar as well as the negative effects of the volcanic ash cloud, the Catalan company Vueling has gained a profit of 7.1 million euros in the year?s first trimester.
Local cooperatives and businesses in Catalonia are working together to improve production quality of fruit in order to commercialise in the Catalan market where most of the fruit consumed is imported from abroad.
Businesses from Catalonia and Quebec are starting to form partnerships in the fields of aerospace, consulting, and biotechnology. ?Quebec is an opportunity for Catalan companies to enter into the American market?, said Françoise Bertrand.
The county of Baix Llobregat located just south of Barcelona is fighting the crisis with plans to expand its aerospace sector. A new park aims to become the new mobility and logistics pole in Catalonia.
Within the last 5 years, Barcelona?s El Prat Airport has seen the number of intercontinental passengers grow about 70%. In addition, the number of flights and destinations within other continents have increased.