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Barcelona El Prat Josep Tarradellas Airport (BCN) is located 12 km (7.5 mi) southwest of the Barcelona 6 metres above sea level, between the municipalities of El Prat de Llobregat, Viladecans and Sant Boi.

The airport has recently been renamed and receives its current name in homage to a Catalan politician, although it is still known technically as Barcelona-El Prat Airport. It also receives other popular nicknames such as BCN airport or El Prat airport.

Barcelona airport is the second largest international airport in Spain, after Madrid-Barajas International Airport, and it is the first in Catalonia and the Mediterranean coast. Once the COVID pandemic is over, the airport exceeded 41.6 million passengers in 2022. Before that, in 2019, more than 52 million passengers passed the facilities of the Catalan airport. Barcelona is the sixth busiest airport in Europe in terms of passenger traffic.

The airport has 3 take-off and landing zones, thus obtaining 3 runways in service, two in parallel called 06L/24R and 06R/24L, and a cross, runway 02/20. Other technical data.

Barcelona airport has two passenger terminals, terminal T1 and terminal T2. Changes in the original operation of terminal T2 have made it possible for what used to be three different terminals: terminal T2A, terminal T2B and terminal T2C, to become a single terminal with three inter-connected sections.

The route of Madrid-Barcelona air bridge -or air shuttle- continues to be the route from Spain with the highest passenger traffic.

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