Josep Tarradellas Barcelona–El Prat Airport

Coordinates: 41°17′49″N 002°04′42″E / 41.29694°N 2.07833°E / 41.29694; 2.07833
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Josep Tarradellas Barcelona–El Prat Airport

Aeropuerto Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat[1]
Aeroport Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat
Summary
Airport typePublic
Owner/OperatorAena
ServesBarcelona metropolitan area
LocationEl Prat de Llobregat
Hub for
Focus city for
Elevation AMSL14 ft / 4 m
Coordinates41°17′49″N 002°04′42″E / 41.29694°N 2.07833°E / 41.29694; 2.07833
Websiteaena.es
Map
BCN is located in Spain
BCN
BCN
Location within Spain
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
06L/24R 3,743 12,281 Asphalt concrete
06R/24L 2,660 8,727 Asphalt concrete
02/20 2,528 8,293 Asphalt concrete
Statistics (2023)
Total Passengers49,909,544
Aircraft movements318,957
Cargo (t)156,485,423
Sources: Passenger traffic, AENA,[2]
Spanish AIP, AENA[3][4]

Josep Tarradellas Barcelona–El Prat Airport[1][5] (IATA: BCN, ICAO: LEBL) (Catalan: Aeroport Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat, Spanish: Aeropuerto Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat), and also known as Barcelona-El Prat Airport, is an international airport located 15 km (9.3 mi) southwest[6][7] of the centre of Barcelona, lying in the municipalities of El Prat de Llobregat, Viladecans, and Sant Boi, in Catalonia, Spain.

It is the second-largest and second-busiest airport in Spain, the busiest international airport of Catalonia (largely surpassing Girona, Reus and Lleida), and the sixth busiest in Europe. In 2019, Barcelona Airport handled a record 52,686,314 passengers, up 5.0% from 2018. It is a hub for Level and Vueling, and a focus city for Air Europa, Iberia, EasyJet and Ryanair.

The Barcelona–Madrid air shuttle service, known as "Pont Aeri" (in Catalan) or "Puente Aéreo" (in Spanish), literally "Air Bridge", was the world's busiest route until 2008, with the highest number of flight operations (971 per week) in 2007.[8] The schedule has been reduced since February 2008, when a Madrid–Barcelona high-speed rail line was opened, covering the distance in 2 hours 30 minutes, and quickly became popular.[9]

The airport was renamed by the central Government of Spain to its current name on December 21, 2018 in honour of the first Catalan president under the current Spanish Constitution, Josep Tarradellas - a move widely criticised by the Generalitat de Catalunya and separatists due to non-consultation.[10]

History[edit]

Airport layout

Barcelona's first airfield, located at El Remolar, began operations in 1916. However, it did not have good expansion prospects, so a new airport at El Prat opened in 1918. The first plane was a Latécoère Salmson 300 which arrived from Toulouse with final destination Casablanca. The airport was used as headquarters of the Aeroclub of Catalonia and the base for the Spanish Navy's Zeppelin fleet. Scheduled commercial service began in 1927 with an Iberia service to Madrid Cuatro Vientos Airport. This was Iberia's first route. During the time of the Second Spanish Republic El Prat was one of the bases of LAPE (Líneas Aéreas Postales Españolas).[11]

In 1948, a runway was built (now called runway 07-25); in the same year the first overseas service was operated by Pan American World Airways to New York City, using a Lockheed Constellation. Between 1948 and 1952, a second runway was constructed (runway 16–34), perpendicular to the previous, also taxiways were constructed and a terminal to accommodate passengers. In 1963, the airport reached one million passengers a year. A new control tower was built in 1965. In 1968, a new terminal was opened, which still exists and is in use as what is now Terminal 2B.[12]

On 3 August 1970, Pan American World Airways inaugurated regular service between Barcelona, Lisbon and New York, operated by a Boeing 747. [citation needed] On 4 November of the same year, Iberia began the "Air-shuttle" service between Barcelona and Madrid–Barajas. A few years later, in 1976, a terminal was built specifically for Iberia's air-shuttle service and a terminal exclusively for cargo, an annexed mail service and an aircraft ramp for air cargo. In 1977, the airport handled over 5 million passengers annually. [citation needed]

From the late seventies to the early nineties, the airport was stalled in traffic and investments until the 1992 Summer Olympics held in Barcelona. El Prat underwent a major development consisting of the modernization and expansion of the existing terminal, which became known as Terminal B, and the construction of two further terminals flanking that, known as Terminals A and C respectively.[12]

The new Terminal 1 was inaugurated on 16 June 2009, covering 545,000 m2 (5,866,331 sq ft). 70% of today's flights operate from Terminal 1. The old Terminals A, B and C are now known as Terminals 2A, 2B and 2C.

Due to the strong drop in air traffic after 1999 and the crisis in the aviation sector in 2001 many charter operations from Girona and Reus were diverted to El Prat, which helped the airport to survive the crisis.[citation needed]

On 1 February 2014, Barcelona–El Prat was the first Spanish airport to receive a daily flight with the Airbus A380-800, on the Emirates route to Dubai International Airport. Emirates also offers a second daily flight, also operated by the A380-800.

International Airlines Group (IAG) announced in December 2016 flights from Barcelona to the US, Latin America and Asia for the summer of 2017. IAG, formed by British Airways, Iberia, Vueling and Aer Lingus, created Level, the second airline, after Norwegian, launching low-cost long haul flights from the Catalan city.[13] They announced flights from June 2017 to Los Angeles, Oakland, Punta Cana and Buenos Aires.[relevant?]

On 14 October 2019, the airport was the first target of protesters after the sentencing of the trial of Catalonia independence leaders. In the morning, called upon by Democratic Tsunami thousands flocked all the accesses and concourses disrupting normal operations. Catalan Police ordered the closing of all transportation services (bus, Metro and Rail) to avoid further arrivals of demonstrators. The blockade of the main access road (C-32 highway) with people walking between the terminals and city center made Taxi and other services unavailable. Deployment of riot police from Civil Guard, National Police and Mossos d'Esquadra to evict protesters lead to massive confrontations leaving dozens injured. Using social media the organizers called off the action by night time but disruption continued. More than a hundred flights were cancelled during the 14th of October and twenty more were announced for the next day by the main operator, Vueling.[14][15][16][17]

Operations[edit]

Barcelona Airport in May 2014

Most of the traffic at Barcelona Airport is domestic and European, in which Vueling has an operational base. Intercontinental connections have not generated a significant amount of passenger traffic during the last years. In the early twenty-first century the airport passenger carried numbers and the number of operations increased significantly.

Low-cost airline traffic grew significantly, especially after the creation of operating bases by Vueling and Clickair at the airport. Vueling and Clickair merged in July 2009, operating under the Vueling name. Other low-cost airlines operate from the airport, including Ryanair, EasyJet, Norwegian Air International, EasyJet Switzerland, Wizz Air and Transavia. A new base was established at the airport in September 2010.

The airport has 3 runways, two parallel, nominated 06L/24R and 06R/24L (the latter opened in 2004), and a cross runway 02/20. There are two terminals: T2, which is the sum of the previous Terminals A, B and C, located on the north side of the airport and T1, on the west side, which opened on 16 June 2009. As of 2014 the two terminals had a combined total of 268 check-in counters and 64 boarding gates. Operations at the airport are restricted exclusively to Instrument flight rules (IFR) flights, except for sanitary, emergency and government VFR flights.

A plan for expansion (Plan Barcelona)[18] was completed in 2009, adding a third terminal building (also designed by Ricardo Bofill) and control tower. An additional runway (07R/25L) was also built. The airport became capable of handling 55 million passengers annually (up from 33 million in 2007). The airport expanded in area from 8.45 to 15.33 square kilometres (3.26 to 5.92 sq mi).[19] Further expansion was planned to be finished by 2012, with a new satellite terminal to raise capacity to 70 million passengers annually, this is better explained in Terminal T1 section.

The airport is the subject of a political discussion over management and control between the Generalitat of Catalonia and the Spanish Government, which has involved AENA (airport manager) and various airlines, Iberia and Spanair mainly. Part of the controversy is about the benefits that the airport generates, which are used in maintenance and investments in other airports in the network of AENA and government investments in other economic areas. [by whom?]

Terminals[edit]

The new control tower is a hyperboloid structure.
Terminal 1
Terminal 2

Terminal 1[edit]

A new Terminal 1, designed by Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura was inaugurated on 16 June 2009. The airport terminal has an area of 548,000 m2 (5,900,000 sq ft), an aircraft ramp of 600,000 m2 (6,500,000 sq ft), 13,000 new parking spaces and 45 new gates expandable to 60. This terminal is also capable of handling large aircraft like the Airbus A380-800 or Boeing 747-8I.

The terminal handles both Schengen and non-Schengen flights. It is split into 5 Modules with Module A handling flights to Madrid, Module B handling Schengen flights, Module C handling Air Nostrum flights, Module D handling non-Schengen European flights and Module E handling non-Schengen non-European flights.

Its facilities include:

  • 258 check-in counters
  • 60 jetways (some are prepared for the A380, with double jetway)
  • 15 baggage carousels (one new carousel is equivalent to four carousels in the old terminal)
  • 12,000 parking spaces, in addition to the 12,000 already in terminal 2

The forecast is that the airport will be able to handle 55 million passengers annually —as opposed to the 30 million people before its construction— and will reach 90 operations an hour.

The extension of the airport with a total investment of €5.1 billion in the future[when?] will include a new satellite terminal and refurbishment of existing terminals. The civil engineering phase of the South Terminal had a budget of €1 billion.

It is also planned the construction of a satellite terminal —T1S or Terminal 1 Satèl·lit, in Catalan— considering that the airport is on the verge of overcrowding because terminals cannot handle all passengers because of space shortage. This terminal will be at 1,5 kilometres from the current T1 terminal, behind the 02-20, transversal, runway. With this action, the airport will be able to increase its passenger capacity to 70 million people annually.

There are two lounges located in Terminal 1.

Terminal 2[edit]

Terminal 2 is divided into three linked sections, known as Terminal 2A, 2B and 2C. Terminal 2B is the oldest part of the complex still in use, dating back to 1968. Terminals 2A and 2C were added in order to expand the airport capacity before the arrival of the 1992 Summer Olympics held in the city.[12] This expansion was also designed by Ricardo Bofill.

This terminal is mostly occupied by low-cost airlines, although there are some full-service airlines which also use this terminal.

Following the opening of Terminal 1 in 2009, Terminal 2 became almost empty until the airport authorities lowered landing fees to attract low-cost and regional carriers to fill the terminal. Whilst this has helped, the complex is nowhere near full capacity and Terminal 2A is currently unused for departures. Terminal 2C is used only by EasyJet and EasyJet Switzerland flights, with flights to the UK and other non-Schengen destinations using gates M, whilst flights to destinations in the Schengen area use gates R. Terminal 2B is mostly used by Ryanair and others, like Transavia. And T2A is adapted for large airplanes, such as B777. The terminal is also split into gate areas, where flights to Schengen destinations use gates U and flights to non Schengen destinations use gates W and Y.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

The following airlines operate regular scheduled flights to and from Barcelona:[20]

AirlinesDestinations
Aegean Airlines Athens, Thessaloniki
Aer Lingus Dublin
Air Algérie Algiers, Oran
Air Arabia Casablanca, Fès, Nador, Oujda, Rabat (begins 1 May 2024),[21] Tangier, Tétouan[22]
Air Canada Montréal–Trudeau
Seasonal: Toronto–Pearson
Air China Beijing–Capital[23]
Air Europa Madrid, Palma de Mallorca
Seasonal: Lanzarote
Air France Paris–Charles de Gaulle
Air Premia Charter: Seoul–Incheon[24]
Air Serbia Belgrade
Air Transat Seasonal: Montréal–Trudeau, Toronto–Pearson
airBaltic Riga
American Airlines Miami, New York–JFK, Philadelphia
Seasonal: Chicago–O'Hare, Dallas/Fort Worth[25]
Arkia Tel Aviv
Asiana Airlines Seoul–Incheon
Atlantic Airways Seasonal: Vágar
Austrian Airlines Vienna
Avianca Bogotá
Azerbaijan Airlines Baku[26]
Azores Airlines Ponta Delgada
Bluebird Airways Tel Aviv[27]
British Airways London–City, London–Heathrow
Brussels Airlines Brussels
Bulgaria Air Seasonal: Sofia
Cathay Pacific Hong Kong (resumes 17 June 2024)[28]
Croatia Airlines Seasonal: Zagreb
Dan Air Bacău[29]
Delta Air Lines Atlanta, New York–JFK
easyJet Basel/Mulhouse/Freiburg, Berlin, Birmingham,[30] Bristol, Geneva, Glasgow, Lisbon, Liverpool, London–Gatwick, London–Luton, Lyon, Manchester, Milan–Malpensa, Naples, Paris–Charles de Gaulle
Seasonal: Belfast–International, Faro, Nice, Pisa (begins 26 June 2024)[31]
Egyptair Cairo
Seasonal: Luxor[32]
El Al Tel Aviv
Emirates Dubai–International, Mexico City
Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi
Eurowings Cologne/Bonn, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Prague, Stuttgart
Finnair Helsinki
FlyOne Seasonal: Chișinău
FlyOne Armenia Seasonal: Yerevan (resumes 16 April 2024)[33]
HiSky Bucharest–Otopeni
Iberia Badajoz, León, Madrid, Melilla, Pamplona, Valencia
Seasonal: Funchal
Iberojet Seasonal: Cancún, Punta Cana
Icelandair Reykjavík–Keflavík
ITA Airways Rome–Fiumicino
Jet2.com Birmingham, Leeds/Bradford, Manchester
KLM Amsterdam
Korean Air Seoul–Incheon (ends 2 September 2024)[34]
Kuwait Airways Kuwait City[35]
LATAM Brasil São Paulo–Guarulhos
Level Boston, Buenos Aires–Ezeiza, Los Angeles, Miami,[36] New York–JFK, Santiago de Chile
Seasonal: San Francisco
LOT Polish Airlines Warsaw–Chopin
Lufthansa Frankfurt, Munich
Luxair Luxembourg
Norwegian Air Shuttle[37] Copenhagen, Helsinki, Oslo, Stockholm–Arlanda
Seasonal: Aalborg, Bergen, Gothenburg, Sandefjord (begins 5 June 2024),[38] Stavanger
Pegasus Airlines Istanbul–Sabiha Gökçen
Play Reykjavík–Keflavík
Qatar Airways Doha
Royal Air Maroc Casablanca, Marrakesh
Seasonal: Nador, Tangier
Royal Jordanian Amman–Queen Alia
Ryanair Alicante,[39][40] Beauvais, Bergamo, Berlin, Billund, Birmingham, Bologna, Bordeaux, Brussels, Budapest, Charleroi, Cologne/Bonn, Cork,[41][better source needed] Dublin, Edinburgh, Eindhoven, Fez, Fuerteventura, Ibiza, Jerez de la Frontera, Krakow, Liverpool, London–Luton, London–Stansted, Luxembourg, Málaga, Malta, Manchester, Marrakesh, Menorca, Nador, Naples, Newcastle upon Tyne, Ouarzazate, Palermo, Palma de Mallorca, Perugia, Poitiers, Porto, Prague, Rabat, Reggio Calabria (begins 26 April 2024),[42] Riga, Rome–Fiumicino, Santiago de Compostela, Seville, Stockholm–Arlanda, Sofia, Tallinn, Tangier (begins 2 May 2024),[43] Tenerife–North, Tenerife–South, Turin, Valladolid, Venice, Vienna, Vigo, Vilnius, Warsaw–Modlin
Seasonal: Alghero, Corfu, East Midlands, Faro,[44] Gdańsk, Glasgow–Prestwick, Gran Canaria, Hahn,[45] Maastricht, Oujda,[46] Santander, Trieste, Zadar (begins 2 June 2024)[47]
Saudia Jeddah
Seasonal: Riyadh (resumes 7 June 2024)[48]
Scandinavian Airlines Copenhagen, Stockholm-Arlanda
Seasonal: Oslo
Shenzhen Airlines Shenzhen
Singapore Airlines Milan–Malpensa, Singapore
SunExpress Seasonal: İzmir
Swiss International Air Lines Zürich
TAP Air Portugal Lisbon
Transavia Amsterdam, Eindhoven, Paris–Orly, Rotterdam/The Hague
Tunisair Tunis
Turkish Airlines Istanbul
United Airlines Newark
Seasonal: Chicago–O'Hare, San Francisco (begins 24 May 2024),[49] Washington–Dulles
Volotea Asturias, Brest (begins 19 April 2024),[50] Cagliari, Murcia,[51] Nantes, Strasbourg
Seasonal: Lille, Marseille, Olbia, Verona
Vueling[52] A Coruña, Algiers, Alicante, Almería, Amsterdam, Asturias, Athens, Banjul, Bari, Basel/Mulhouse/Freiburg, Beirut, Berlin, Bilbao, Billund, Birmingham, Bologna, Bordeaux, Brussels, Cagliari, Cairo, Catania, Copenhagen, Dakar–Diass, Dublin, Düsseldorf, Edinburgh,[53][better source needed] Florence, Fuerteventura, Geneva, Genoa, Gothenburg, Granada, Gran Canaria, Hamburg, Hannover, Ibiza, Jerez de la Frontera, Lanzarote, La Palma, Lisbon, London–Gatwick, London–Heathrow (resumes 7 April 2024),[54] Lyon, Madrid, Málaga, Malta, Manchester, Marrakesh, Marseille, Menorca, Milan–Malpensa, Munich, Nantes, Naples, Nice, Nuremberg, Oslo, Palermo, Palma de Mallorca, Paris–Charles de Gaulle, Paris–Orly, Porto, Prague, Rome–Fiumicino, San Sebastián, Santander, Santiago de Compostela, Seville, Stockholm–Arlanda, Stuttgart, Tangier, Tel Aviv, Tenerife–North, Tenerife–South, Turin, Valencia, Valladolid, Venice, Vienna, Vigo, Zürich
Seasonal: Amman–Queen Alia, Bastia, Bergen, Comiso (begins 13 June 2024),[55] Dubrovnik, Faro, Helsinki, Heraklion, Luxor,[56] Mykonos, Olbia, Oran,[57] Rovaniemi,[58] Reykjavík–Keflavík, Sal, Santorini, Sharm El Sheikh,[59] Split, Tunis
WestJet Seasonal: Calgary
Wizz Air Belgrade, Bucharest–Otopeni, Budapest, Cluj-Napoca, Gdańsk, Iași, Katowice, Kraków, Kutaisi, Milan–Malpensa,[60] Rome–Fiumicino, Sofia,[61] Timişoara, Tirana, Vienna, Vilnius, Warsaw–Chopin, Wrocław

Statistics[edit]

Annual traffic[edit]

Annual passenger traffic at BCN airport. See Wikidata query.
Traffic by calendar year
Passengers Aircraft movements Cargo (tonnes)
2000 19,809,567 255,913 88,269
2001 20,745,536 273,119 81,882
2002 21,348,211 271,023 75,905
2003 22,752,667 282,021 70,118
2004 24,558,138 291,369 84,985
2005 27,152,745 307,798 90,446
2006 30,008,152 327,636 93,404
2007 32,898,249 352,501 96,770
2008 30,208,134 321,491 104,329
2009 27,311,765 278,965 89,813
2010 29,209,595 277,832 104,279
2011 34,398,226 303,054 96,572
2012 35,144,503 290,004 96,522
2013 35,216,828 276,497 100,288
2014 37,559,044 283,850 102,692
2015 39,711,276 288,878 117,219
2016 44,154,693 307,864 132,754
2017 47,284,500 323,539 156,105
2018 50,172,457 335,651 172,939
2019 52,686,314 344,558 177,271
2020 12,739,259 122,638 114,263
2021 18,874,896 163,679 136,107
2022 41,639,622 283,394 155,600
Source: Aena Statistics[2]

Busiest routes[edit]

Busiest international routes from BCN (2022)
Rank Destination Passengers Change 2021 / 22
1 Amsterdam 1,207,600 Increase 97%
2 Paris-Charles de Gaulle 1,105,095 Increase 160%
3 London-Gatwick 1,009,236 Increase 485%
4 Rome-Fiumicino 952,609 Increase 168%
5 Paris-Orly 946,676 Increase 55%
6 Lisbon 919,826 Increase 176%
7 Milan-Malpensa 796,950 Increase 190%
8 Frankfurt 782,724 Increase 102%
9 Brussels 700,387 Increase 113%
10 Munich 696,318 Increase 175%
Source: Estadísticas de tráfico aereo[62]
Busiest Spanish routes from BCN (2022)
Rank Destination Passengers Change 2021 / 22
1 Palma de Mallorca 2,034,184 Increase 66%
2 Madrid 1,716,673 Increase 69%
3 Ibiza 1,101,508 Increase 44%
4 Seville 929,924 Increase 60%
5 Menorca 836,556 Increase 28%
6 Málaga 774,185 Increase 50%
7 Tenerife-North 581,382 Increase 56%
8 Bilbao 528,396 Increase 63%
9 Gran Canaria 470,101 Increase 49%
10 Granada 396,119 Increase 100%
Source: Estadísticas de tráfico aereo[62]

Ground transportation[edit]

Rail[edit]

Train Terminal 2 has its own Rodalies Barcelona commuter train station on the line R2, which runs from the Maçanet-Massanes station every 30 minutes, with major stops at Barcelona Sants railway station and the fairly central Passeig de Gràcia railway station to provide transfer to the Barcelona Metro system, also in Clot station. Passengers for T1 must take a connecting bus from Terminal 2B to Terminal 1. As part of the major expansion above, a new shuttle train is going to be built from Terminal 1 to Barcelona Sants (connected with the high speed train, the AVE) and Passeig de Gràcia Stations was expected by the end of 2020.

Metro Also this airport is linked to Barcelona by underground (metro) since 12 February 2016[63][64] by Line 9 of the Barcelona Metro with a station in each terminal, the Aeroport T1 station situated directly underneath the airport terminal T1 and the Aeroport T2 station close to the Aeroport rail station at the terminal T2. The line connects with several Barcelona Metro lines to the city center.

Road[edit]

The C-32B highway connects the airport to a main traffic interchange between Barcelona's Ronda de Dalt beltway and major motorways. There is provision for parking cars at the airport, with about 24,000 parking spaces.

Bus[edit]

The Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona (TMB) public bus line 46 runs from Paral·lel Avenue. The Aerobús offers direct transfers from T1 and T2 to the city center at Plaça Catalunya. Another company offers transfers from Barcelona Airport to nearest airports like Reus Airport or Girona–Costa Brava, provincial and national capitals and links with France or Andorra.

Incidents and accidents[edit]

  • On 16 May 1940, a Ala Littoria Savoia-Marchetti SM.75 Marsupiale crashed during takeoff because a ladder in the cargo compartment moved during takeoff and jammed the controls. All 8 occupants were killed.[65]
  • On 14 April 1958, an Aviaco de Havilland Heron crashed into the sea on approach to the airport because of a loss of control to avoid another aircraft taking off from BCN. All 2 crew and 14 passengers were killed.[66]
  • On 8 November 1960, an Iberia Airlines Lockheed 1049 Super Constellation (leased from TWA) was on final approach when the left main gear struck a small heap of rubbish short of the runway threshold, tearing off the wheels, the plane continued 170m along the runway and swerved to the left and caught fire. All 71 passengers and crew survived, but the aircraft was written off.[67]
  • On 22 November 1974, a Cessna Citation I operated by Alpa Servicios Aereos crashed 3km E of Barcelona Airport into the sea because of loss of control of the aircraft. All 3 occupants died.[68]
  • On 19 February 1998, both occupants died in an Ibertrans Fairchild Swearingen Metroliner plane crash in the borough of Gavà shortly after taking off from El Prat.[69]
  • On 28 July 1998, a Swiftair Fairchild Swearingen Metroliner crashed on approach, killing both crew members, because of speed reduction at low height, improper flap setting, and a feathered right propeller.[70]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

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External links[edit]

Media related to Barcelona Airport at Wikimedia Commons
Barcelona El Prat Airport travel guide from Wikivoyage

Accident history for BCN at Aviation Safety Network