I-SEC takes over security operation at Barcelona's El Prat Airport
Barcelona, November 8, 2022 – I-SEC has been awarded a contract by Aena for security services at El Prat Airport. The contract includes pax screening, access inspection and control, checked baggage inspection and patrols and surveillance of terminals and facilities. The contract started in November 2022.
El Prat Airport
Located in Barcelona, Aeropuerto Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat is the second largest and second busiest airport in Spain and the sixth busiest in Europe. The airport is a hub for airlines 'Level' and 'Vueling', and a focus city for 'Air Europa', 'Iberia', 'EasyJet' and 'Ryanair'.
"We already have a lot of experience in aviation security in Spain, however we provide in Barcelona for the first time pax screening. It gives us the opportunity to show our knowledge and expertise. Together with the airport and other partners, we create a safe environment for passengers, visitors and staff.” Hugo Cea, Manager Director Spain at I-SEC.
As a result of this award, and in accordance with the agreement, I-SEC took over the personnel already working at the airport. Nearly 450 security guards had planned a strike before the end of this year. Before the takeover, I-SEC already reached an agreement and ended the four-year labor dispute with the previous security companies. "We are very pleased to welcome our new colleagues and we are confident that they will be a great asset to our company. We believe in working side by side with our employees to continuously improve our working environment and the services we provide.” - Hugo Cea, Managing Director Spain at I-SEC.