New record for Barcelona El Prat Airport

A total of 44.1 million passengers used Barcelona El Prat Airport facilities during 2016, 11.2% more than in the previous year. This is the highest figure ever registered, according to data released by the Spanish Airport Authority (AENA). The busiest month was August, when 4.7 million passengers passed through El Prat Airport followed by July with 4.6 million, while February registered the highest growth; 2.7 million passengers used El Prat Airport facilities that month, representing a 20.4% increase in comparison to the same month in 2015. Regarding the number of operations, there were 307,864 take-offs and landings in 2016, 6.6% more than by the end of 2015.