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The Barcelona to Madrid route is still the number one air connection between two European airports

Up to 80 daily operations take place between the Catalan and the Spanish capitals The fourth route with the greatest passenger volume is Barcelona to Palma de Mallorca.

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18 July 2011 09:32 PM

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Silvia Giménez

Barcelona (ACN) - The Barcelona to Madrid route remains the most frequent air connection between the two European airports, according to latest data from Eurocontrol, 60% more popular than second ranking, Roma Fiumicino to Milan Linate. In total, 80 daily operations take place between the Catalan and Spanish capitals, which amounted to 28,609 flights over last year. This makes it the route with the greatest air traffic in the world which originates or arrives at a European destination.


Following Rome to Milan, the third route with the greatest passenger volume is the one between Toulouse Blagnac and Paris Orly, with 49.4 operations per day. Finally, with 17,118 flights in 2010, the fourth most important route in Europe in terms of air traffic is the connexion between Barcelona El Prat airport and Palma de Mallorca (with an average of 46,9 daily flights in 2010) demonstrating the prominence of the Spanish airways.

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  • A plane in the Barcelona airport (by ACN)

  • A plane in the Barcelona airport (by ACN)