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Josep Taradellas Barcelona-El Prat airport gives free tours of its facilities, mainly to the academic world, so they can get to know about the airport environment and the various processes carried out in it.

Awards and recognition

On 17 June 2009 terminal T1 came into service, the infrastructure which confirmed the status of Barcelona-El Prat as a benchmark airport in Southern Europe. Since then, the airport installations have won several awards from institutions of different types.

In 2009 the airport received the Excellence in Logistics Award from Fundación ICIL for its procedural tests in terminal T1. It also won the prize for the Best National Project of the year at Barcelona Meeting Point and the El Vigía award for the best infrastructure of the year. The media plan for the opening of the terminal was also recognised by the Col•legi de Periodistes de Catalunya in the crisis management category.

Terminal T1 has twice won the prize for the Best European Airport with more than 25 million passengers. This was presented by the Airport Council International (ACI) in 2010 and 2014. This prize recognises its excellent performance in all the key areas, thanks to its investment in infrastructure, its strong commitment to environmental sustainability, and its much wider range of new routes and international traffic.

In 2010 the network of Catalan tourism journalists, ACPETUR, awarded T1 the Ali Bei prize for the best contribution to quality in tourism. The ESIC business school also awarded it the ASTER media prize for the "Volem" media campaign, launched for the opening of T1.

Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat Airport won with the Skytrax Award for best airport in southern Europe in four years, 2011, 2012, 2014 and 2017. This is one of the World Airport Awards, which are based on surveys of around 11 million passengers from more than 100 countries. Barcelona-El Prat Airport was recognised by the digital publication Airline Network News & Analysis with the 2012 Euro Annie award as the airport with most passenger growth in Europe in the top category (more than 10 million passengers). Also, in 2017, Airline Network News and Analysis ( recognised the Barcelona airport as the airport with the most new long haul routes for the year (between August 2016 and August 2017).

Spaces for solidarity

Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat Airport has launched the project Espacios solidarios (Spaces for solidarity), an initiative which forms part of the external social action policy of Aena. This provides social organisations with a space to reach the public in terminals T1 and T2, where they can publicise their activities and other actions to raise social awareness.

In both terminals, T1 and T2, the space for the charity or cause is located in the public arrivals area, where there is heavy passenger traffic.

The social agencies who would like to make use of this space in the airport should request it at least 30 days in advance, through the Benefits and Social Projects Area of the Organisation and Human Resources Directorate, by emailing, and presenting documentation accrediting the activity. Once the proposal is approved, Aena and the successful organisation will sign an administrative contract ceding the space, to formalise the action.

The organisations must meet at least three of the following conditions: suggest a campaign in the public interest, present financial records and an audit, belong to a coordinating body or platform, hold the Fundación Lealtad Evaluation Certificate of Principles of Transparency and Best Practice, or hold a Declaration of Public Interest.