The Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat Airport is a Spanish airport on the Aena network.
It is located 15 kilometers southwest of central Barcelona and 3 kilometers from Barcelona Port, between the municipal terms of El Prat de Llobregat, Viladecans and San Baudilio de Llobregat at a height of four meters above the average sea level.
Barcelona Airport has two passenger terminals, a corporate terminal and an air cargo center. It is the first airport of Catalonia in extension and traffic and the second airport with the highest traffic in Spain behind the airport Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas.
In 2012, it ranked third in the European ranking and first in Spain in terms of direct-flight passengers. From its construction until June 6, 2011, it was officially known as Barcelona Airport, but following the request of the Municipality of El Prat de Llobregat in 2008 to change the name of the infrastructure in reaction to the change of name of the Madrid airport, this airport changed its name to Barcelona-El Prat Airport on June 18, 2011.4 5 El On December 21, 2018, the Spanish government’s Council of Ministers approved the renaming of the airport as Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat Airport in homage to the former president of the Catalan General.6 The change in name took effect on March 1, 2019, when it was published in the Official State Gazette (BOE).
Barcelona airport is also known by names it had previously, such as El Prat Airport or La Volateria, but which are not currently official. In 2016, total traffic amounted to 44,154,693 passengers, a growth of 11,2 % compared to the previous year and surpassing the barrier of 40 million passengers per year for the first time.7 In August 2013, it was the Spanish airport with the highest passenger traffic