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Madrid Airport Information

Madrid-Barajas Airport (IATAļ¼šMAD) is the main international airport serving Madrid, Spain. It is the country's largest and busiest airport, the world's 11th busiest airport (2008) and Europe's fourth. It opened in 1928, and has grown to be one of the most important aviation centres of Europe. The airport derives its name from the adjacent town of Barajas.

The new Terminal 4 is meant to give passengers a stress-free start to their journey. This is managed through careful use of illumination, available by glass panes instead of walls and numerous domes in the roof which allow natural light to pass through. With the new addition, Barajas is designed to handle 70 million passengers annually.

During the construction of Terminal 4, two more runways (15L/33R and 18L/36R) were constructed to aid in the flow of air traffic arriving and departing from Barajas. These runways were officially inaugurated on February 5, 2006 (together with the terminals), but had already been used on several occasions beforehand to test flight and air traffic manoeuvres. Thus, Barajas came to have four runways: two on a north-south axis and parallel to each other (separated by 1.8km) and two on a northwest-southeast axis (and separated by 2.5km). This allowed simultaneous takeoffs and landings into the airport, allowing 120 operations an hour (one takeoff or landing every 30 seconds).

Barajas airport was voted "Best Airport" in the 2008 Conde Nast Traveller Reader Awards.

Airlines using Madrid Airport include:

  • Aer Lingus
  • Aerolineas Argentinas
  • AeroMéxico
  • Aerosur
  • Air Canada
  • Air China
  • Air Comet
  • Air Europa
  • Air Mauritius
  • Air Moldova
  • Air Qualitas
  • Air Transat
  • Ándalus Líneas Aéreas
  • Blue Air
  • Continental Airlines
  • Cubana de Aviación
  • Delta Air Lines
  • easyJet
  • Freebird Airlines
  • Germanwings
  • Icelandair
  • Korean Air
  • LOT Polish Airlines
  • Libyan Airlines
  • Lufthansa
  • Meridiana
  • MyAir
  • Qatar Airways
  • Ryanair
  • Santa Bárbara Airlines
  • Saudi Arabian Airlines
  • Smart Wings
  • Spanair
  • Swiss International Air Lines
  • TAM Airlines
  • Thai Airways International
  • Tunisair
  • Turkish Airlines
  • US Airways
  • Wizz Air
  • Adria Airways
  • Air Berlin
  • Air Europa
  • Air France
  • Alitalia
  • KLM
  • Scandinavian Airlines System
  • Spanair
  • TAP Portugal
  • Aeroflot
  • Air Algérie
  • American Airlines
  • Atlas Blue
  • Avianca
  • British Airways
  • Brussels Airlines
  • Bulgaria Air
  • Czech Airlines
  • EgyptAir
  • El Al
  • Finnair
  • Iberia Airlines
  • Iberworld
  • LAN Airlines
  • LAN Ecuador
  • LAN Perú
  • Luxair
  • Malév Hungarian Airlines
  • Mexicana
  • Olympic Airlines
  • Royal Air Maroc
  • Royal Jordanian
  • S7 Airlines
  • Syrian Arab Airlines
  • TAROM
  • Ukraine International Airlines
  • Vueling Airlines

The above mentioned information is taken from Wikipedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madrid_Airport.

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