Barcelona Airport
Barcelona Airport

Barcelona Airport (Barcelona Airport). Official site.

Barcelona International Airport El Prat is the largest international air harbor in Catalonia, and the second largest in terms of passenger traffic in Spain. In 2017, Barcelona International Airport served 47 million 284 thousand passengers, while the main figures of the air harbor have been steadily growing since 2010.

History of Barcelona International Airport

In 1916, an aerodrome appeared on the territory of the current Barcelona International Airport, which was mainly used to receive aircraft for the purpose of transporting goods and mail. As demand for air transportation grew, the air harbor expanded, and as early as 1927, the first regular flights started operating from the airport.

Originally, Barcelona Airport was used exclusively for organizing domestic flights, however, as the functionality of the air harbor expanded and the length of the runways expanded, the first international flights to New York began operating from the international airport, which led to a sharp increase in passenger traffic, and affected the active development of the air port.

As the interest shown by the air carriers to the Barcelona International Airport increased, the route network of the air harbor increased, and already in 1963 the airport serviced its millionth passenger, after which, the volume of serviced passengers began to grow steadily.

Thanks to the expansion of the international route network, already in 1977, the volume of passenger traffic in Barcelona airport amounted to 5 million people per year, which required the improvement of the air harbor infrastructure, and also led to interest among private investors.

In 2008 and 2009, the volume of passengers transported by the airport has decreased dramatically, however, thanks to the re-optimization of activities, the situation has been corrected since 2010, and if in 2010 the air harbor served only slightly more than 29 million passengers, in 2017 this indicator grew to more than 47 million passengers.

Runways of the International Airport of Barcelona

The international airport of Barcelona El Prat has at its disposal three runways, in particular:

  • Asphalt runway, the length of 2530 meters and the width of 45 meters;
  • Asphalt runway, the length of 2660 meters and the width of 60 meters;
  • Concrete runway, the length of 3350 meters and a width of 60 meters.

Due to this fact, the air harbor can serve aircraft 1-4 class, and due to the presence of helipads, the airport can also serve all helicopters without exception.

Infrastructure International Airport Barcelona

Due to the fact that the volume of passenger transportation of the International Airport of Barcelona is steadily growing, in particular, in 2017 this indicator was more than 47 million people, there is a well-developed infrastructure, in particular, passengers of the air harbor can find for themselves:

  • Banks, ATMs, payment terminals, currency exchange offices;
  • Retail shops and shopping centers;
  • Shops souvenir products;
  • Duty free shops;
  • Cafes, restaurants and places of public catering;
  • Pharmacies;
  • Post office;
  • Room mother and child;
  • Places for packing and temporary storage of luggage;
  • Parking of motor transport;
  • Parking by taxi and public transport;
  • Railway station;
  • Car rental, etc.

Among other things, there is also a hotel on the territory of the airport, which allows you to get temporary accommodation without extra problems.

How to get to Barcelona International Airport?

Barcelona International Airport has excellent transport links, both with Barcelona and with other cities, in particular, tourists can take advantage of:

  • By bus;
  • Taxi services;
  • By rail.

Basic data of Barcelona airport:

  • Airport Country: Spain Barcelona Airport (Barcelona Airport). Official site..
  • Barcelona International Airport, also known as ElPratAirport.
  • GMT time zone (summer / winter): + 2 / + 1.
  • Latitude geographical 41.3, 2.08 geographical longitude.
  • The geographical location of the airport: on 12 km towards the southwest of the city of Barcelona, ​​Catalonia province.
  • The number of airport terminals: 3.

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The main airport codes:

  • IATA airport code: BCN.
  • ICAO airport code: LEBL.

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