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Madrid international Airport Barajas is the main international airport serving the European city of Madrid in Spain.  The airport  opened in 1928, and has grown to be one of the most important airport’s of Europe.  Barajas airport located within the city limits of Madrid, just 9 km from the Madrid’s historic centre. The airport name derives from the adjacent district of Barajas, which has its own metro station on the same rail line serving the airport.

Suárez, Adolfo Madrid-Barajas Airport (IATA: MAD, ICAO: LEMD) lies 12 kilometers northeast of the city center. Aeropuertos Espaoles y Navegación Aérea commenced operating in 1928, however it was not formally inaugurated until 1931. It is now operated by Aeropuertos Espaoles & Navegación Aérea (Aena). It is Spain’s primary airport and the European gateway to Latin America with the most direct flights. The Madrid-Barcelona air route, dubbed the “air bridge” (“puente aereo” in Spanish), has the most weekly flights of any route in the world. Barajas Airport handled 49.6 million passengers in 2011, making it the world’s 11th busiest airport and Europe’s fifth busiest, after London Heathrow, Paris Charles de Gaulle, Frankfurt, and Amsterdam-Schiphol.

T1, T2, T3, and T4 are the four terminals of the airport, with T4-S serving as a satellite facility of Terminal 4. T4 opened on February 5, 2006, making Madrid Barajas Airport the world’s largest airport by terminal space, with one million square meters spread between T1, T2, T3, T4, and T4-S, with a total of 144 direct boarding exits.

T4 houses all of Iberia’s domestic and international flights, as well as those of the Oneworld alliance, which includes British Airways, American Airlines, and LAN Airlines. Air Europa, as well as all SkyTeam and Star Alliance carriers, KLM, Air France, ITA Airways, Lufthansa, Aerolneas Argentinas, and others, remain in terminals T1, T2, and T3.

The name “Madrid Barajas” was changed to Adolfo Suárez, Madrid-Barajas in 2014, following the death of Adolfo Suárez (the first President of the Spanish Government after the dictatorship).

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Madrid Airport Address

Madrid Barajas Airport
28042 Madrid

Telephone, fax, email

Telephone: +34(0)913 936 000
Fax: +34(0)913 936 204

Airport Codes

IATA airport code: MAD
ICAO airport code: LEMD

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