Barcelona resumes almost all intercontinental flights

41 of the 47 intercontinental flights Barcelona airport offered before the pandemic are now active again. The airport has resumed 99% of flights to North America, with a new connection, to Washington.

02/06/2022 - 10:18 h

The easing of COVID-19 restrictions in the vast majority of countries helped boost the reactivation of Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat Airport this spring. All flights within Europe are now operating normally, and airlines have now resumed 90% of the flights they offer from Barcelona to other continents. In late 2021, with air traffic not yet back to full swing, the active flights totalled 33.

99% of flights to North America are back

Destinations in North America (United States and Canada) are currently the ones seeing the greatest levels of normality. In fact, Delta Airlines, the second largest airline in the world in terms of number of aircraft, is celebrating three decades operating in Barcelona this year, and continues committed to the city after the pandemic.

As for South America, most flights are expected to be operational again going into autumn and winter, when summer comes to the Southern Hemisphere and tourism increases in this part of the world. This is the case of destinations such as Buenos Aires, São Paulo and Mexico City.

Flights to Asia, the most cautious continent with regard to COVID-19, will return in coming months. Barcelona currently has a service to the city of Singapore.

Barcelona introduces new destinations

The Barcelona airport introduced 3 new intercontinental flights to Morocco, specifically Agadir, Oujda and Rabat, this year. It is also currently offering new routes to Sal in Cape Verde, Cancún, Punta Cana and Washington. What’s more, there are expected to be charter flights to Jeddah and Islamabad starting this summer.

Promoting new routes between Barcelona and other continents is the main task of the Barcelona Air Route Development Committee (CDRA), which has been closely linked to the return of the airline industry over the past two years. The CDRA, in which Barcelona City Council has a highly active role, was created in 2005 to promote new routes and maintain existing ones.

Intercontinental destinations from Barcelona airport

  • North America: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, Philadelphia, New York, San Francisco, Washington, Montreal and Toronto.
  • Latin America: Bogotá, Buenos Aires, Cancún, Mexico City, Punta Cana and São Paulo.
  • Asia: Singapore.
  • Middle East: Abu Dhabi, Amman, Banjul, Beirut, Doha, Dubai, Jeddah and Tel Aviv.
  • Africa: Agadir, Casablanca, Fez, Marrakesh, Rabat, Tangier, Algiers, Cape Verde, Dakar, Cairo, Nador, Oran, Oujda and Tunisia.