Passengers at Barcelona airport grow while secondary airports in Reus and Girona suffer

The number of travellers at the Barcelona airport grew by 2.2% during the first semester of 2010, registering more than 13 million passengers despite the volcanic ash crisis.

CNA / Laura Pous

July 9, 2010 10:29 PM

Barcelona (CNA).- More than 13 million passengers travelled from or to the Barcelona airport between January and June 2010, according to the latest data published by the airport’s managing authority. This is a growth of a 2.2% in comparison with the same period of last year. Meanwhile, secondary airports in Girona and Reus suffered a serious decrease in the number of travellers.

Passengers travelling from the airport of Reus, in the south of Catalonia, dropped heavily, with a 21.2% decrease during the first six months of 2010. The airport, mainly operated by Irish airline Ryanair, registered 555,103 passengers.
In Girona the recess was less severe, although the airport lost 4.7% of its passengers in comparison with the same period in 2009. This year, a total of 2,312,179 travellers chose Girona as its destination until June.