The Adolfo Suarez Madrid-Barajas Airport or simply called Barajas Airport is the primary international port of Spain, serving its capital, Madrid. It is the largest and busiest airport in the country, with over 49 million travellers every year. It is Europe's sixth busiest airport opened in 1928, and is found just some 8.1 miles away from Puerta del Sol, Madrid's historic centre. The name of the airport takes it from the adjacent Barajas district, and the great leader Adolfo Suarez, the first Prime Minister of Spain. The airport is the main hub for Air Europa and Iberia, and is the focus city of Iberia Express, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Pullmantur Air, Ryan Air, and Vueling. The Barajas Airport is operated by Aena Aeropuertos.
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The airport has four main terminals namely Terminals 1, 2, 3, and 4, and a satellite terminal, Terminal 4S. Terminals 1, 2, and, 3 are adjacent to each other, and is home to SkyTeam and Star Alliance member airlines, as well as Air Europa. Meanwhile, Terminal 4 houses Iberia, its franchise Air Nostrum, and all Oneworld partner Airlines. By size, Terminal 4 is the biggest terminal in the Barajas Airport, and is one of the largest terminals in the world. It consists of a 470,000-square mile building, plus a satellite building of 290, 000 square miles that is approximately 2.5km apart. Terminal 4 is also the newest, inaugurated in the early 2000s.
Services and Facilities
The Adolfo Suarez Madrid-Barajas Airport offers different services and facilities for passengers to utilise. It is a haven for shopping, as there is a fantastic selection of shops scattered on all four terminals, including high class and local retailers. The airport also has an extensive selection of restaurants and 'to-go' food stalls. Aside from this, business facilities such as wireless connectivity and a multi-purpose business centre for use in Terminal 4, while Terminal 2 also has meeting and conference rooms available. Lounges are also available, although the use of these lounges is sometimes specific to some. Terminal 1 Cibeles lounge is reserved for non-Schengen flights. Terminal 2 Tauromaquia lonunge is reserved for both domestic and Schengen flights. A separate SpanAir VIP lounge can also be found in Terminal 2. Terminal 3 Puerta del Sol lounge is also reserved for both domestic and Schengen flights, while Terminal 4's La Revoltosa is reserved for Schengen flights only. Terminal 4S's Amnios lounge is reserved for non-Schengen flights. Along with these facilities, the airport also boasts of a superb traveller and inflight assistance, with its 20 information counters and touchscreen kiosks providing information needed. Tourist information counters can also be found on all terminals. The airport also assists those passengers with reduced mobility, and wheelchairs may be requested upon arrival.
Other services include ATM machines, currency exchange, a post office, a dedicated smoking area, a chapel with services throughout the week, and playgrounds and nurseries for children.