Iberia and Consorci Zona Franca of Barcelona launched construction of a 12,100 sq.-m. widebody hangar at El Prat. The facility will accommodate two A340s or four A320s and is expected to increase airport capacity for dispatching and receiving long-haul flights. Specializing in C checks, it will offer MRO to nearly 80 airlines using BCN. Investment is put at €24 million ($38.2 million), with IB positioned to control 75% of the new company.

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