This September (from 23rd to 26xt) the World Routes has been held in Barcelona. The event has brought together almost 3,000 delegates from 350 airlines, including the top 10 companies, and 700 airports. Likewise, representatives of 130 tourist and government authorities from 125 countries in the world have attended.
The Government of the Generalitat de Catalunya is the host of the World Routes and presides over the organizing committee of the congress, the vice-presidency is of the City Council of Barcelona. The Catalan Tourism Agency, the Barcelona-El Prat Airport, the Barcelona Chamber of Commerce, Barcelona Tourism, the Port of Barcelona and the Ports of the Generalitat also support it.
One of the objectives of the organizing committee is to obtain long-distance routes for the Barcelona airport, since currently only one-third of the intercontinental traffic is direct. To achieve this, the Minister Rull said that we must keep in mind that “from the airport point of view we have a virtuous triangle, as is the proximity between the port, the airport and the city, which is very rare.”
Precisely, Barcelona has won 44 new intercontinental routes this year and the new Norwegian base and the launch of the Level airline show the interest of the airlines