Madrid Barajas International Airport

related topics
{service, military, aircraft}
{city, large, area}
{ship, engine, design}
{build, building, house}
{@card@, make, design}
{line, north, south}
{game, team, player}
{day, year, event}
{car, race, vehicle}
{town, population, incorporate}

Madrid-Barajas Airport (IATA: MAD[3]ICAO: LEMD) is the main international airport serving Madrid in Spain. It is the country's largest and busiest airport, the world's 11th busiest airport (2008) [4] and Europe's fourth. It opened in 1928, and has grown to be one of the most important aviation centres of Europe. Located within the city limits of Madrid, just 9 km (5.6 mi) from the city's financial district and 13 km (8.1 mi) northeast of the Puerta del Sol, Madrid's historic centre. The airport name derives from the adjacent district of Barajas, which has its own metro station on the same rail line serving the airport.

The Madrid-Barcelona air shuttle service, known as the "Puente Aéreo" (in Spanish), literally "Air Bridge", is the busiest air route in Europe, with the highest number of flight operations (971 per week) before 2007.[5] The schedule has been reduced since February 2008, when the Madrid–Barcelona high-speed rail line was opened, covering the distance in 2½ hours, and quickly became popular. Barajas serves as the gateway to the Iberian peninsula from the rest of Europe and the world, and is a particularly key link between Europe and Latin America. The airport is the primary hub and maintenance base for Iberia. Consequently, Iberia is responsible for more than 60 percent of Barajas' traffic.[6]

In 2009, nearly 48.3 million passengers used Barajas, a 5.1% reduction compared with 2008.[2]


Full article ▸

related documents
Tallinn Airport
Military of Mali
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
Military of Latvia
San Jose International Airport
Military of Kyrgyzstan
General aviation
Medical evacuation
Tocumen International Airport
Military of Peru
OR Tambo International Airport
Office of Strategic Services
Military of Moldova
Uniformed services of the United States
Lew Allen
Beale Air Force Base
Military of Egypt
Military of Lithuania
Military of Puerto Rico
William Anders
Hillsborough County, Florida
Military of Luxembourg
Croydon Airport
Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force
Strategic Air Command
Military of Kazakhstan
Military of Senegal
Frank Borman
Military of Fiji