Barcelona airport served over three million passengers for the first time in two years during the month of August. Total passenger numbers for 2010 to date are 19.17 million, a rise of 3.1 per cent on 2009.

The airport has seen 10 consecutive months of growth, bar April when a volcanic ash cloud severely disrupted air travel over Europe. Total passenger numbers have risen by 26.1 per cent year on year for the first eight months of the year.