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Star Alliance members commit to transform Barcelona Airport into a hub for its “strategic” importance

June 3, 2011 10:33 PM | CNA / Àlex Recolons / Gaspar Pericay Coll

Managers from the 27 airlines forming the world’s leading group meet in Barcelona for two days. They stressed Barcelona El Prat’s “strategic” position and its potential to become a hub linking Europe with the Middle East, Latin America and Southern Africa. Barcelona El Prat is Europe’s 4th airport regarding passenger origin and destination. The Catalan Government reasserted its commitment with Spanair.

Catalan airline Vueling to open new operating base in Paris Orly

May 12, 2011 01:54 AM | CNA / Jordi Font

The airline Vueling, which has its main base at Barcelona’s El Prat Airport, has a network of permanent operating bases, to which Paris Orly will be added if French authorities give the green light. Vueling’s Chairman, Josep Piqué, announced that a minimum of six planes will be based at France’s second airport. Across the 21 routes it has in France, the airline estimates that it will carry 26% more passengers in 2011 when compared to last year.