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Anyone who has been through Barcelona Airport in the past 12 months will know about the disruptions faced by arriving passengers. Well that frustration is almost over. From June, the new airport terminal, T1 will open, bringing much needed space to the airport.
Those of you who want a sneak-peak at the airport can get a preview… but you have to work for it. They are testing the airport over the next 6 months to iron out the kinks and they need thousands of people to help. Check out the airport’s website for details.
Remember, the Getting to Sitges section will change to reflect this in June. We will have an update for you when the new airport arrangements have been finalised.
After several months of delay, The launch of the high-speed railway line (AVE) Madrid-Barcelona is scheduled for Wednesday February 20.
Renfe will start selling tickets for the high-speed train linking Madrid and the Catalan capital on Thursday 14 February. You never know who you might meet on the train!
It takes just under 3 hours journey, which when compared to the hassle of long check-in queues, flight delays, baggage collection and transport from the airport to the centre of town, sounds perfect! Just in time for our research trips to Madrid!
During the winter season, Barcelona Airport has seen an expansion in services on direct routes linking it to North America, Asia and Europe.
Delta Airlines, Air Transat, Turkish Airlines, SAS and Carglux have announced they will continue to operate some of the flights in the summer and will offer others with a greater frequency. The aim is to meet the demand for direct intercontinental passenger and air freight flights.
Delta Airlines, which links Barcelona with Atlanta only in the summer, will continue to operate the route between 1 November and 31 March with four weekly flights. It will also maintain six flights a week to New York.
Turkish Airlines is planning to increase the number of flights to Istanbul from four to seven, in other words, one a day.
For a full list of airlines check out the Getting Here section on Gay Sitges Guide.
Those of you travelling between Sitges and Barcelona will be glad to note that the safety works at Barcelona have been reviewed and the line has reopened. Services are limited with 3 trains per hour until 9pm, and 2 trains per hour thereafter. Extra buses will remain in place for the next few weeks. It now looks like the high speed Madrid to Barcelona train will open in the new year and not in December as expected.
Local newspapers in Barcelona are reporting that train services will continue to be disrupted until at least Monday the 5th of November due to ongoing rail works to repair damage to the tunnels entering Barcelona. Bus services are running from Gava to the city centre, but there are delays at peak times.
For the latest information visit the offical Barcelona Government website.
This week, expect disruption to the Sitges to Barcelona and Airport routes via train due to rail works at Sants Station. The train leaves from Sitges and stops at Gava. You are then transferred from Gava to Barcelona (Plz Catalunya) via Bus.
Currently, it takes approximately 1hr, 15mins at off-peak times, but expect further delays during busy periods. We suggest you get the Mon Bus, if at all possible (they have some very cute drivers by the way!). Check out Gay Sitges Guide’s “Getting Here” section for further details. The disruption is set to last for the week.
Sometimes its easy to forget that not everyone knows where Sitges is…or that it even exists. After a recent feature in Out Magazine, Gay Sitges Guide.com has been contacted by an ever increasing number of gay tourists from the US, wanting to know more about the town.
One of them didn’t believe us when we said you could pack so much into such a small place, so here’s the proof! Sitges is a small, beautiful town, just 30 mins drive from Barcelona with more gay bars, clubs and restauarnts per visitor than any other desitnation we’ve seen!
Check out the “Getting Here” section to find out who flys to Barcelona and details on schedules and fairs.
The town is full of beautiful historic buildings, charming cobbled streets and beautiful Spanish men! It has something on offer for all age groups and has a lifestyle all of its own. You have to be here to experience it!
With over 19 beautiful beaches, a stunning coastline, amazing Sunsets, gay beaches, nudist beaches and an international mix of visitors, put Sitges at the top of your shortlist for you holiday in 2008!
After 10.25 p.m. or 22.25 its best not to take the train from the Airport due to the extensive building work which takes place at that time. The Mon Bus is the best option which now leaves between Terminal B & C. Or you could take a taxi, which costs approximately EUR 50.
Also, after 22.25 trains do not stop at Paseo de Gracia returning to Sitges. You have to go to Plaza de Catalunya.
View Gay Sitges Guide’s Getting Here Section for further information.
If you’re comming from further afield than Europe, you will be glad to know that a number of airlines have increased their capacity and direct routes to Barcelona Airport, which is only 30 minutes from Sitges. Here are the recent highlights from the major carriers.
More seats to Atlanta: from May onwards, Delta Air Lines will increase the number of seats that are available on its daily flight to Atlanta. 32 extra seats will be available on each flight, amounting to a total of 960 seats each way every month.
New flight to Argentina: Aerolíneas Argentinas has announced that there are to be more flights to Buenos Aires from 11 June. The airline will thus be offering 988 new seats each way every month.
More flights to Southeast Asia: Singapore Airlines will introduce a new weekly flight on 4 July. This will result in an increase of 1,112 more seats per month in both directions between Barcelona and Singapore and Southeast Asia.
For further information visit the Airlines Section on Gay Sitges Guide.com.
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