According to the information found on the media Barcelona airport will overcome Madrid in passengers, during the month of June, for the first time in its history.
It continues to say:
If this gets confirmed, it would be a timely event only. In fact, From January to May, Madrid airport has 2.7 million passengers more than Barcelona.
The reason behind this might be the Iberia and Ryanair drops in Madrid, together with the strong increase of Vueling in Baercelona.
Still, it is true that Barcelona has been getting closer to Madrid month after month.
Using our Airport Statistics for Mad and Bcn in S13 and considering that the figures show the expected schedules last updated on 28May2013, these are the number of available seats that we get for the month of June 2013:
If we try the same queries for Jun 2012, taking into account that these details are based on actual programmes, updated 29Oct2012, these were the available seats:
Source: Periodista Digital