Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport

international airport serving Madrid, Spain

Adolfo Suárez, Madrid-Barajas Airport is Madrid's biggest airport. It is in the district of Barajas, northeast of the centre of Madrid. On March 24, 2014, the Spanish government announced that they will rename the airport after last Prime Minister of Spain Adolfo Suarez.

Madrid Barajas
Adolfo Suárez Airport[1]

Aeropuerto Adolfo Suárez
Airport typePublic
ServesMadrid, Spain
LocationDistrict of Barajas, Madrid
Hub for
Focus city for
Elevation AMSL610 m / 2,000 ft
Coordinates40°28′20″N 003°33′39″W / 40.47222°N 3.56083°W / 40.47222; -3.56083
MAD is located in Madrid
Location within Madrid
MAD is located in Community of Madrid
MAD (Community of Madrid)
MAD is located in Spain
MAD (Spain)
MAD is located in Europe
MAD (Europe)
Direction Length Surface
m ft
14R/32L 4,100 13,451 Asphalt
18L/36R 3,500 11,482 Asphalt
14L/32R 3,500 11,482 Asphalt
18R/36L 4,350 14,268 Asphalt / Concrete
Statistics (2018)
Passenger change 17-18Increase 8.4%
Aircraft Movements409,832
Movements change 17-18Increase 5.7%
Cargo (t)518,859
Cargo change 17-18Increase 9.9%
Economic impact (2012)$10.9 billion[2]
Social impact (2012)130,900[2]
Sources: Passenger Traffic, AENA
Spanish AIP, AENA[3]

History change

The airport was originally set up in 1931. At first it was only a small building. The first terminal, now known as Terminal 2, was built in 1952. Air traffic increased. It was designed by Madrid-based architect Antonio Lamela. Because of this the airport was again expanded in 1971. Terminal 1 was made. It was meant for international traffic. In 1997, Terminal 3, then known as Terminal Norte opened. It was mainly for the Air Shuttle service between Madrid and Barcelona. Terminal 4 was opened, together with its satellite terminal, in February 2006.[4]

Terminals change

The airport has four terminal buildings and a satellite terminal: T1, T2, T3, T4 and T4S. The three first are connected. T4 can be reached with a free shuttle bus. The satellite terminal is reachable from the T4 by an underground automatic train.

Statistics change

Passengers Aircraft Movements Cargo (tonnes)
2001 34,050,215 375,558 295,944
2002 33,915,302 368,029 295,711
2003 35,855,861 383,804 307,026
2004 38,718,614 401,503 341,177
2005 42,146,784 415,704 333,138
2006 45,799,983 434,959 325,702
2007 52,110,787 483,292 325,201
2008 50,846,494 469,746 329,187
2009 48,437,147 435,187 302,863
2010 49,863,504 433,683 373,380
2011 49,662,512 429,381 393,431 Source: Aena Statistics

Public transport change

The metro de Madrid underground line 8 stops at terminal T2 and at terminal T4, and a supplement applies for both stops. Renfe commuter trains (Cercanías) on the C-1 line stop at terminal T4. The airport is also connected by bus and coach services to regional and national destinations.

Gallery change

References change

  1. "El aeropuerto de Madrid se llama desde hoy Adolfo Suárez" [From today the Madrid airport will be named Adolfo Suarez]. El Mundo (in Spanish). 24 March 2014.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Madrid airport - Economic and social impact". Ecquants. Archived from the original on 22 February 2014. Retrieved 7 September 2013.
  3. "Air Navigation". Aena. Retrieved 29 June 2017.
  4. " Madrid Barajas History". Archived from the original on 2012-06-15. Retrieved 2012-05-09.

Other websites change

  Media related to Madrid-Barajas Airport at Wikimedia Commons