Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat

Discover Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat airport

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Barcelona-El Prat Josep Tarradellas Airport is the European pillar of the bridge between Asia and America.

As a major airport in the western Mediterranean, it is connected both to the country's tourist destinations and to many European cities,

The airport has received countless international awards, Skytrax has named it the Best Airport in Southern Europe on three occasions and it has been recognised with the Highly Commended certificate for the Best Airport Award at the Over 40 million Passenger Category in October 2021. It also has the highest score in the Skytrax Covid-19 Safety Ratings programme and is accredited as a "safe airport" by ACI, which follows the guidelines of the international aviation authorities and of the World Health Organisation.

Opportunities for the airlines

Opportunities for the airlines

  • Barcelona is a cosmopolitan, dynamic and welcoming city, the political, financial and cultural capital of Catalonia, a technological innovation centre and a magnet for talent and start-ups. It hosts major international congresses and events, such as the Mobile World Congress.
  • Catalonia has many UNESCO-recognised World Heritage Sites. In addition to the five monumental sites considered Tangible Cultural Heritage, there is the intangible wealth of La Patum, the castellers, the Montseny and the Fallas of the Pyrenees. The museums dedicated to Miró, Dalí and Picasso welcome more than 3.5 million visitors.
  • Catalonia's gastronomic offering is world-renowned. The most avant-garde creativity has positioned it as one of the most prestigious and has brought visitors from all over the globe with the sole aim of discovering Catalan cuisine. The wine production also enjoys global recognition.
  • The Port of Barcelona is not only the largest cruise port in the Mediterranean, but is also one of the pillars of a major logistics hub thanks to its proximity to the Airport and the Duty-Free Zone.
  • Home of the F.C. Barcelona, one of the most popular football teams in the world. Its museum alone attracts 1.8 million visitors a year.

Sección Tarjetas Rutas

New routes

Consult the new routes inaugurated in the airports of the Aena network in recent years.

Barcelona in figures (2021)

Barcelona-El Prat is the second largest airport in Spain, after Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas, and is the main airport in Catalonia and on the Mediterranean coast. In 2019, 52.7 million passengers used its facilities, placing it 6th on the list of the busiest European airports. In the same year, it grew by 5% compared to 2018, with more than 344,000 operations and more than 177 million tonnes of cargo transported.

The airport management's policy of new routes has enabled the opening up of Barcelona to other destinations. There are currently 371 air routes departing from the Catalan capital connecting 212 destinations in 62 countries around the world. This means that its international traffic accounts for 73% of its total traffic, with a volume of 38.7 million passengers.

If you would like to know more, visit the airport website.

18.9M

Passengers

11.3M

International passengers

7.6M

Domestic passengers

23%

For business

50%

For leisure

20%

For VFR

7%

For other reasons

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