Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport is one of the main points of entry for tourists to Spain. A short distance from the city centre, it is a key element of our tourist industry as it is convenient and saves passengers time and money in transport. Madrid - Barajas plays a very important role in the economies of Madrid and Spain as a whole, since it drives the regional economy and fosters business growth and tourism.

The signage of the airport reminds us who was the president Adolfo Suárez, after whom the airport is named.

The new extensions have consolidated Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas as a "hub" airport where airlines can increase connectivity between Latin American, domestic and European markets. Making it a true bridge between Europe and Latin America. Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas is now a symbol of modernity and progress and has consolidated its leading position among world airports, being the fifth in Europe in numbers of passengers.

Its innovative and attractive facilities, equipped with the latest technology to offer passengers greater mobility, efficiency and speed, with modern baggage handling systems, shopping areas and a greater number of flights make Madrid one of the airport capitals of the 21st century.

During 2015 about 47 million passengers used its facilities,  more than 128,000 a day.

Year Passengers Year Passengers
1996 21,865,051 2006 45,799,983
1997 23,634,113 2007 52,110,787
1998 25,506,395 2008 50,846,494
1999 27,545,020 2009 48,437,147
2000 32,829,182 2010 49,866,113
2001 34,002,411 2011 49,671,270
2002 33,915,302 2012 45,190,528
2003 35,855,861 2013 39,735.618
2004 38,718,614 2014 41,833,686
2005 42,146,784 2015 46,828,838