Etihad, a new connection with the Middle East and Asia

The Barcelona airport closed the year with the addition of a new regular link from the airline Etihad, which connects Abu Dhabi with El Prat after a six-and-a-half-hour journey. Not seen in Barcelona before, ​​this young company, which has recently celebrated its fifteenth anniversary, is the third airline of the Persian Gulf that lands in our city and does so to compete with two of its neighbours in the region: Emirates and Qatar Airways.

His arrival in Barcelona has been done aboard a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, which is less than a year old. Barcelona has become the 91st destination of Etihad’s global network, present in 53 countries both in cargo and passenger services as well as only cargo flights. The company has 110 aircraft with an average age of six years, 22,500 employees of 152 nationalities, with several branch offices that offer ground handling services, crew training, maintenance, and engineering both in their country and others.

The transport of goods is another service that stands out from Etihad, as most of the regular flights operate with a fleet of wide-cabin aircraft, which means they have space in their holds for both the luggage of the passage and to offer air cargo space from Barcelona for the entire Asia and Oceania.

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AIR CHINA AIRLINE BETS BY BARCELONA

Barcelona continues its enormous international appeal and interest in the airline. Air China has begun selling tickets for its new route between Barcelona and Shanghai, which will launch on May 5 and that will operate throughout the year. The flight will be operated on an Airbus 330.

The Chinese Airline, leader of flights between China and Europe, will operate three weekly flights. On this flight, the airline can make connections with destinations interiors as Chengdu, Guangzhou, Hangz-hou or Fuzhou, and international destinations in Japan, Taiwan and Australia.

Barcelona-Shanghai route has a large annual traffic that until now were obliged to make connections through oher European airports or Middle East. Air China already operates the route between Barcelona and Beijing since May 5, from 2014. Of this way, the airline raises his bet by Barcelona with a second destination. Air China also operates a flight between Beijing and Madrid, two days a week extends to São Paulo (Brazil).

On the international routes, the Iranian airline Mahan Air will operate a new route between Barcelona and Tehran, as announced by the Spanish Ambassador to Iran, Eduardo López Busquets. The company also plans to operate a flight to Madrid in the future, but not yet scheduled.

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IBERIA IS WARMING UP FOR THE ASIAN GIANT

After fifteen years, Iberia already prepares his return to connect Spain with Asia through two direct routes nonstop. Tokyo and Shanghai will be the chosen destinations.

The President of the airline announced these two connections, and they will be covered with the new A330-200 aircraft with capacity for 136 m3. The first to be released will be the route to Tokyo from the month of October with three weekly flights. This will be, for the moment, the only direct flight that a Spain with Japan, approaching two powers economic and tourist country.

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TURKISH AIRLINES CONTINUES TO PROMOTE THE BARCELONA AIRPORT

Since last April 2nd Turkish Airlines offers cargo service to join Barcelona and Istanbul directly. To begin with weekly frequency.

With this new service plenty possibility are  open to increase the international transport of dangerous goods CAO or oversized with direct flight to Istanbul and from this point to over 50 freighters worldwide connection.

GSM SA has already used this service by a shipment of over 2 tons of dangerous goods restricted only to cargo aircraft.

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SPANISH AIRPORTS CLOSED ITS SECOND BEST YEAR EVER. MORE CARGO TRANSPORTED DURING 2015.

AENA network transported in 2015, 715,011 tons of cargo, 4.6% more than in 2014. The four busiest airports that transported more cargo were Adolfo Suarez Madrid-Barajas, with 381 068 tonnes (+3.8% ), Barcelona-El Prat, with 117,219 tons (+14.1%), Zaragoza with 85 741 tonnes (-0.8%) and Vitoria, with 46,371 tonnes (+10%).

Only during the month of December, 61,702 tons of cargo were transported, 5.3% more than in December 2014. The four airports recorded more freight traffic were Barajas (+ 0.6%), El Prat (+19.9%), Zaragoza (+18,2) and Vitoria (+9.2%).

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SPANISH AIRPORTS CLOSED ITS SECOND BEST YEAR EVER. MORE CARGO TRANSPORTED DURING 2015.2022-11-24T10:45:03+01:00

AIRBERLIN OCCUPIES THE FIRST PLACE IN THE “ATMOSFAIR” RANKING

The airline, Airberlin has been named “eco-efficient airline” to record CO2 emissions rates lowest among major airlines regular flights. The Organization for the protection of the environment Atmosfair publishes annually its classification, which compares the emissions of gases with greenhouse effect of the 198 major airlines in the world, assessing their efficiency in terms of CO2.

According to its Vice President, this is the result of many years of work aimed at increasing the eco-efficiency. One of its strengths is that its fleet is average only six years (one of the most modern in Europe), others are planning flights, weight reduction and flight procedures, having significant savings of kerosene. Its “Fuel Efficiency Coaching Program” is designed for flight operations and provides continuous training for the crew of flight in the area of eco-efficiency.

Airberlin has achieved in recent years, for its commitment in the field of eco-efficiency, an average of 3.3 liters fuel consumption per passenger-100km.

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