During 2015, Barcelona-El Prat Airport reached a new passenger traffic record with 39.7 million people carried, representing an increase of 2.15 million passengers compared to the previous year (5.7%), according to data from Airport Traffic Report, by ACI Europe. For second consecutive year, Barcelona airport was in 10th spot in the European ranking, above airports like Domodedovo (Moscow), Orly (Paris) or Zurich.
The annual trend of passenger traffic was positive in almost all the 25 main airports in Europe, with the exception of Moscow-Domodedovo and Antalya (Turkey). The increase in passengers, however, has been a mixed one: with an increase of 0.1% at Moscow Airport to 19.6% at Istanbul-Sabiha Gökçen. Barcelona’s passenger growth of 5.7% made it the 8th fastest growing airport last year. International traffic was the main driver of growth in Barcelona in 2015 with 29.1 million international passengers -an increase of 6.7% (compared to about 3% in terms of domestic traffic). Also, Barcelona-El Prat Airport was 19th in terms of having most international passengers, according to the ACI.