The ASCEF adheres to the manifesto advocating for the expansion of Josep Tarradellas Barcelona – El Prat Airport

The Catalonian Association of Family Business (ASCEF) has adhered to the manifesto advocating for the expansion of Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat Airport; together with over 200 organizations representing the economic sphere and the manufacturing network of Barcelona City and Catalonia in general.

Under the clamor “Yes to the airport’s expansion agreement“, we demand a major institutional accord among the public administrations (Aena, Generalitat de Catalunya, Área Metropolitana de Barcelona and city councils of Barcelona and Baix Llobregat) that involves the European Union authorities in order to approve the Barcelona Airport’s expansion.

The expected expansion consists of a new satellite terminal and a 500-meter expansion of one of the parallel ramps, with an estimated investment of €1.7 billion that would create 83,000 direct jobs and a total of 350,000 new employments, besides spurring the Catalonian GDP in more than two points, 8.9% up from 6.8%.

This expansion will not only allow the region to become a sustainable touristic destination but will also invigorate the economic activity by creating jobs, attracting and retaining talent and international investment.

On Wednesday July 2nd, the manifesto was read during a joint event at ESADE, attended by ASCEF President, Amadeu Jori, on behalf of the Association. Among the Catalonian organizations subscribing the manifesto are Foment del Treball, PIMEC, Cambra de Comerç de Barcelona, Cercle d’Economia, Círculo Ecuestre, Barcelona Tech City, ESADE, RACC and UFEC.

The manifesto is available through the following ASCEF web link.