Barcelona International Airport

Barcelona International Airport

It was acts as a Catalonian hub to the rest of the world.

Barcelona International Airport (also known as El Prat de Llobregat Aeropuerto or Aeroport de Barcelona) is situated 13 km South West of the city centre. The airport abbreviation is (BCN). This abbreviation is often referred to by online flight reservations services and will be most likely printed on your airline ticket.

A number of airlines fly in and out of Barcelona each day. Vueling and Spanair have their operational base in El Prat. The following are some of the routes Ryanair to Brussels, Delta Airlines to Rome, Tap to Istanbul, Iberia to Paris, Vueling to Paris, Aeroflot to Rome, Turkish Airlines to Istanbul.

Nowadays this airport helps connect the Catalonia region with the rest of the world particularly Europe and the Mediterranean area.

It was acts as a Catalonian hub to the rest of the world. The basic connections of ‘Barcelona El Prat’ today are mostly European cities, with a couple of representation at other intercontinental airports. This is the local Governments ambitious target of world expansion. The most active route from Barcelona is the called “Air Bridge” that in Spanish is ‘Puente Aereo’ that connects Barcelona and Madrid with 971 operations during the week until 2008. The construction of the new high speed train AVE has reduced the number of flights every day, but still being the most used air connection of Barcelona airport.

As well as the national operations, the new fever of low cost flights brought to Barcelona airport a couple of years ago different foreign companies like Easyjet, Ryanair or WizzAir among other national and international companies. It is also one of the goals of Barcelona to keep the tourism of the city emerge, helped with these connections, bringing people from all over the continent.

Additionally it has been a lot of recent changes at the facilities of the airport very significant for its future but still has to improve with upcoming projects at the following years. Apart of the 2 existing Terminals it is being planned to build an additional T1 space called T1s (Terminal Satellite) and will increase the passenger traffic to 15 million more each year which means a total of 70 million every year, this would set Barcelona among the first 5 busiest airports of the world in passenger traffic.

At the Airport itself once you go through security there are small coffee shops in both departure lounges ,where you can purchase drinks and snacks.- Once in the departure lounge please listen out for announcements.

Barcelona, the city

Barcelona has many ways to be visited from all over the world countries. It is basically known as a business and tourism point, which means is a city with many needed infrastructures to provide to all kind of visitors the best services.

It is essential to have an appropriate airport to keep Barcelona involved on this commitment of world expansion. Its own personality and the variety of markets that the city takes part are becoming itself as one of the worldwide meeting points.


Barcelona Airport is only 14kms far from Barcelona city center, the passengers are able to use a rented Car, Taxi, Bus or Train services.


There are two Terminals. T1, is the main Terminal, and T2 is mainly unused, except for some low cost carriers.


Barcelona airport is a busy airport and its activities keep increasing day by day. Barcelona is a great city to visit at have some excellent serviced apartments located there.