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BCN Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: BCN / LEBL
Airport Names:
  1. Barcelona–El Prat Airport
  2. Aeroport de Barcelona–El Prat
Location: El Prat de Llobregat (near Barcelona), Spain
GPS Coordinates: 41°17'48"N by 2°4'41"E
Area Served: Barcelona, Spain
Operator/Owner: Aena
Airport Type: Public
Elevation: 14 feet (4 meters)
# of Runways: 3
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Facts about Barcelona–El Prat Airport (BCN):

  • The airport has 3 runways, two parallel, nominated 07L/25R and 07R/25L, and a cross runway 02/20.
  • The extension of the airport with a total investment of €5.1 billion in the future will include a new satellite terminal and refurbishment of existing terminals.
  • Because of Barcelona–El Prat Airport's relatively low elevation of 14 feet, planes can take off or land at Barcelona–El Prat Airport at a lower air speed than at airports located at a higher elevation. This is because the air density is higher closer to sea level than it would otherwise be at higher elevations.
  • Low-cost airline traffic grew significantly, especially after the creation of operating bases by Vueling and Clickair at the airport.
  • The journey to the city centre will take you between 25 to 40 minutes depending on road conditions.
  • Barcelona–El Prat Airport (BCN) has 3 runways.
  • The closest airport to Barcelona–El Prat Airport (BCN) is Sabadell Airport (QSA), which is located only 15 miles (25 kilometers) N of BCN.
  • In addition to being known as "Barcelona–El Prat Airport", another name for BCN is "Aeroport de Barcelona–El Prat".
  • The furthest airport from Barcelona–El Prat Airport (BCN) is Chatham Islands (CHT), which is nearly antipodal to Barcelona–El Prat Airport (meaning Barcelona–El Prat Airport is almost on the exact opposite side of the Earth from Chatham Islands), and is located 12,248 miles (19,711 kilometers) away in Waitangi, Chatham Islands, New Zealand.
  • On the 1st of February 2014, Barcelona-El Prat was the first Spanish airport to receive a daily flight with the Airbus A380, on the Emirates route to Dubai International Airport.
  • The Barcelona–Madrid air shuttle service, known as the "Puente Aéreo", or "Pont Aeri" literally "Air Bridge", was the world's busiest route until 2008, with the highest number of flight operations in 2007.

Map of Nearest Airports from Barcelona–El Prat Airport:

List of Nearest Airports from Barcelona–El Prat Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
115.25 miles (24.54 km) NSabadell Airport (QSA)Sabadell, Catalonia, SpainView Sabadell Airport on a map Set QSA as destination Airport Get more information about Sabadell Airport
248.46 miles (77.99 km) WSWReus Airport (REU)Reus (near Tarragona), SpainView Reus Airport on a map Set REU as destination Airport Get more information about Reus Airport
354.62 miles (87.90 km) NEGirona–Costa Brava Airport Aeroport de Girona-Costa Brava (GRO)Girona, SpainView Girona–Costa Brava Airport Aeroport de Girona-Costa Brava on a map Set GRO as destination Airport Get more information about Girona–Costa Brava Airport Aeroport de Girona-Costa Brava
480.07 miles (128.85 km) NNWLa Seu d'Urgell airport (LEU)La Seu d'Urgell, SpainView La Seu d'Urgell airport on a map Set LEU as destination Airport Get more information about La Seu d'Urgell airport
585.18 miles (137.08 km) WNWLleida–Alguaire Airport (ILD)Lleida, SpainView Lleida–Alguaire Airport on a map Set ILD as destination Airport Get more information about Lleida–Alguaire Airport
6107.71 miles (173.35 km) NNEPerpignan – Rivesaltes Airport (PGF)Perpignan, FranceView Perpignan – Rivesaltes Airport on a map Set PGF as destination Airport Get more information about Perpignan – Rivesaltes Airport
7125.49 miles (201.96 km) SSEPalma de Mallorca Airport (PMI)Palma de Mallorca, SpainView Palma de Mallorca Airport on a map Set PMI as destination Airport Get more information about Palma de Mallorca Airport
8133.10 miles (214.21 km) NCarcassonne Airport (CCF)Carcassonne, FranceView Carcassonne Airport on a map Set CCF as destination Airport Get more information about Carcassonne Airport
9135.23 miles (217.63 km) WNWHuesca–Pirineos Airport (HSK)Huesca, SpainView Huesca–Pirineos Airport on a map Set HSK as destination Airport Get more information about Huesca–Pirineos Airport
10140.06 miles (225.40 km) SWCastellón Airport (CDT)Castellón de la Plana, Comunidad Valenciana, SpainView Castellón Airport on a map Set CDT as destination Airport Get more information about Castellón Airport
11149.78 miles (241.05 km) SEMenorca Airport (MAH)Menorca, SpainView Menorca Airport on a map Set MAH as destination Airport Get more information about Menorca Airport
12154.42 miles (248.51 km) NNEBéziers Cap d'Agde Airport (BZR)Béziers, FranceView Béziers Cap d'Agde Airport on a map Set BZR as destination Airport Get more information about Béziers Cap d'Agde Airport
13156.39 miles (251.69 km) NCastres - Mazamet Airport (DCM)Castres, Languedoc, FranceView Castres - Mazamet Airport on a map Set DCM as destination Airport Get more information about Castres - Mazamet Airport
14163.49 miles (263.11 km) WZaragoza Airport (ZAZ)Zaragoza, SpainView Zaragoza Airport on a map Set ZAZ as destination Airport Get more information about Zaragoza Airport
15165.55 miles (266.43 km) NNWToulouse Blagnac Airport (TLS)Toulouse, FranceView Toulouse Blagnac Airport on a map Set TLS as destination Airport Get more information about Toulouse Blagnac Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from Barcelona–El Prat Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from Barcelona–El Prat Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
112,247.85 miles (19,710.95 km) SSWChatham Islands (CHT)Waitangi, Chatham Islands, New ZealandView Chatham Islands on a map Set CHT as destination Airport Get more information about Chatham Islands
212,153.61 miles (19,559.29 km) SEGisborne Airport (GIS)Gisborne, New ZealandView Gisborne Airport on a map Set GIS as destination Airport Get more information about Gisborne Airport
312,135.11 miles (19,529.52 km) ESEHawke's Bay Airport (NPE)Napier, New ZealandView Hawke's Bay Airport on a map Set NPE as destination Airport Get more information about Hawke's Bay Airport
412,100.76 miles (19,474.23 km) EHood Aerodrome (MRO)Masterton, New ZealandView Hood Aerodrome on a map Set MRO as destination Airport Get more information about Hood Aerodrome
512,092.31 miles (19,460.64 km) EPalmerston North Airport (PMR)Palmerston North, New ZealandView Palmerston North Airport on a map Set PMR as destination Airport Get more information about Palmerston North Airport
612,076.38 miles (19,435.01 km) SEWhakatane Airport (WHK)Whakatane, New ZealandView Whakatane Airport on a map Set WHK as destination Airport Get more information about Whakatane Airport
712,073.87 miles (19,430.95 km) ESETaupo AirportTe Papa Waka Rererangi o Taupō (TUO)Taupo, New ZealandView Taupo AirportTe Papa Waka Rererangi o Taupō on a map Set TUO as destination Airport Get more information about Taupo AirportTe Papa Waka Rererangi o Taupō
812,066.81 miles (19,419.60 km) EKapiti Coast Airport (PPQ)Paraparaumu Beach, New ZealandView Kapiti Coast Airport on a map Set PPQ as destination Airport Get more information about Kapiti Coast Airport
912,059.71 miles (19,408.18 km) SERotorua International Airport (ROT)Rotorua, New ZealandView Rotorua International Airport on a map Set ROT as destination Airport Get more information about Rotorua International Airport
1012,059.45 miles (19,407.75 km) EWellington International Airport (WLG)Wellington, New ZealandView Wellington International Airport on a map Set WLG as destination Airport Get more information about Wellington International Airport
1112,055.75 miles (19,401.81 km) ESEWanganui Airport (WAG)Wanganui, New ZealandView Wanganui Airport on a map Set WAG as destination Airport Get more information about Wanganui Airport
1212,035.67 miles (19,369.49 km) SETauranga Airport (TRG)Tauranga, New ZealandView Tauranga Airport on a map Set TRG as destination Airport Get more information about Tauranga Airport
1312,018.99 miles (19,342.64 km) SEMatamata Airport (MTA)Matamata, New ZealandView Matamata Airport on a map Set MTA as destination Airport Get more information about Matamata Airport
1412,011.33 miles (19,330.31 km) EWoodbourne Airport (BHE)Blenheim, New ZealandView Woodbourne Airport on a map Set BHE as destination Airport Get more information about Woodbourne Airport
1512,006.61 miles (19,322.72 km) ESEHamilton International Airport (HLZ)Hamilton, New ZealandView Hamilton International Airport on a map Set HLZ as destination Airport Get more information about Hamilton International Airport