The Norwegian operational base in Barcelona was opened in April 2014, with three aircrafts. Since June 2015 a fourth aircraft (Boeing 737 with capacity for 186) started its operation: Birmingham in the UK, Dubrovnik in Croatia, Billund in Denmark, Stavanger and Trondheim in Norway.
The new routes operated by Norwegian from Barcelona were in total 11 in Summer 2014, as from summer 2015 they will grow up to 15 in 8 European countries. The number of flights in Barcelona will rise to 158 per week, with a total capacity of 29,388 seats per week.
Norwegian previews connecting the Barcelona-El Prat Airport with five major US cities such as New York, Los Angeles, Miami, San Francisco and Orlando bu the end of 2016, becoming one of the main strategic partners of the Catalan aerodrome and its goal is becoming the hub of southern Europe.
The Barcelona-El Prat Airport managed 37.56 million passengers in year 2014. This represents an increase of 6.7% over the previous year. The intercontinental traffic growth has been higher, 10.9%, showing further the potential of intercontinental traffic in Barcelona and challenge that is still to achieve with new long flights from the major catalán airport.