Singapore Airlines has signed an agreement with train operator Renfe to increase the number of passengers of its Barcelona outbound flights. The airline expects to use Barcelona as a hub to add passengers from other cities in Spain and, eventually, from Southern France. Singapore is already a well-known hub for Asian and Australian destinations such as Vietnam , Indonesia, Sydney or the Philippines.
This type of initiative is widely used among other European countries, with airlines using the airport as a multimodal center for rail service and long-haul flights. Singapore Airlines also studies the possibility of offering a non-stop service between Barcelona and Singapore, eliminating the current technical stop in Milan.
Source: ABC, 4/1/2009