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Madrid International Airport (Barajas) photoMadrid-Barajas airport is strategically located in the centre of Spain, 12 km from the centre of Madrid. No other European capital has an international airport so close to its urban centre, making things more convenient for travellers, saving them time and money on their journeys.

Madrid-Barajas is one of the major driving forces in the Community of Madrid, since it stimulates the entire regional economy, facilitating the growth of companies and an increase in tourism.

To modernise and prepare Madrid-Barajas airport for the future air transport demand, important infrastructure and services projects have been put in work (Plan Barajas), both at the New Terminal Area, and on the airfield, with two new runways and other relevant infrastructures.

With its expansion, Madrid-Barajas will become one of the most important European hub airports, especially as a connection platform between Latin America and Europe. This will provide exceptional connectivity, the number of possible destinations will be increased and the social and economic prospects will grow.

In 2005, the airport processed 42,146,784 passengers, 415,704 operations and 333,137 tonnes of cargo.

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Madrid Barajas Airport is the main airport for Madrid, there are 2 others, Madrid Torrejon & Madrid Cuatro Vientos but they are of little importance to visitors of Spain. Madrid Barajas is located just 13km (8 miles) northeast of Madrid.

Madrid International Airport (Barajas) is a major International Airport handling over 40,000,000 (40 Million) passengers in 2005.

Covering the airport as a whole and Madrid International Airport (Barajas) Terminal 1, Madrid International Airport (Barajas) Terminal 2, Madrid International Airport (Barajas) Terminal 3 and some information on the new terminal 4 at Madrid International Airport (Barajas) individually we believe that we have compiled the greatest resource on Madrid International Airport (Barajas) that there is.

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Further Madrid International Airport (Barajas) Information

With regards the Community, Madrid International Airport (Barajas) generates more than 2,900 million euros a year, creates over 170,000 jobs (8.9 % of the employment of the region) and contributes to Madrid approximately 10,000 million euros of the Gross Regional Product (13 % of the wealth produced a year in the region).

Today, Madrid International Airport (Barajas) has nearly one hundred shops, more than 30 cafeterias and restaurants, different banking entities, travel agents, and tour operators offering on basis their products and services to more than 40 million potential clients.

Madrid International Airport (Barajas) has seven meeting rooms, an auditorium with the required material for presentations, a modern business centre, and a press room for holding press conferences. In addition, passengers travelling on business have at their disposition an information office for "Ifema-Feria de Madrid" and the Madrid Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

For more information about the Madrid International Airport (Barajas) meeting rooms, call the following Madrid International Airport (Barajas) telephone numbers:(0034) 913 936 797 / 913 936 808. In Spanish the airport is known as Aeropuerto de Madrid.

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History

In 1928, the Spanish government proposed establishing an air transport network in Spain centred in Madrid. To do so, the capital needed a large airport to replace the Getafe and Carabanchel airports, used by UAE and Iberia airlines for their Seville and Barcelona routes, respectively.

Of the plots of land offered, a barren wasteland of some 500 "fanegas" (approximately 330 hectares) was selected near the town of Barajas, due to its connections to the capital on the motorway to France and the complete lack of obstacles and inhabited areas nearby. The airport was designed by the architect Luis Gutiérrez Soto and the engineer Marqués de los Álamos.

The airport opened for air traffic on 22 April 1931. Towards the end of 1933, Líneas Aéreas Postales Españolas (LAPE) began commercial operations there with its Barcelona route. The first international flights began in the 1930s.

On the dirt airstrip, a large white circle with the name of Madrid inside served as a guide for the pilots. The landing area was made up of compact soil covered with grass. The single passenger terminal was soon joined by the Flying Club building and several hangars to protect the few aeroplanes that spent the night there.

In the 1940s, the grass was replaced with pavement and new runways were planned for operations with any wind directions. The first paved runway, in 1944, was 1,400 metres long by 48 metres wide. By the end of the decade, the airport had three runways.

Half a million passengers in the 1950s

In the 1950s, Madrid-Barajas increased the number of runways to five, becoming one of the most complete airports in Europe with over half a million passengers each year. In 1954, Iberia's first Superconstellation took off from the airport on the Madrid–New York route. In 1957, the Airport Plan determined the landing and parking rights for the national airports and classified Madrid-Barajas as category one.

Large jets began landing at Madrid-Barajas in the 1960s, and traffic growth, due primarily to tourism, far exceeded expectations. At the beginning of the decade, there were 1.2 million passengers, twice the number forecasted in the 1957 Airport Plan.

The arrival of the large jets made it necessary once again to adapt the runways and reduce their number. The goal was to build just two crossed runways, a process that began in 1965.

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The Air Shuttle

In the 1970s, which began with the arrival of the Jumbo jets, the barrier of 10 million passengers annually was exceeded, coinciding with the opening of the new international terminal. The Madrid–Barcelona air shuttle service began with the "arrive and fly" concept.

The domestic terminal was renovated in the early 1980s, with 1982 (the year that Spain hosted the football world cup) representing a milestone in investments in the Madrid airport.

Madrid-Barajas began the 21st century with the largest expansion in the history of the airport, with the construction of a new terminal area (T4 and T4S), two new runways and other important infrastructures. The inauguration took place on 5 February 2006.

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Madrid International Airport (Barajas) - AENA airport

Address:

Madrid Barajas Airport

28042 Madrid - Spain

Airport Code: MAD

Terminals1,2 & 3

Telephone: (0034) 913 936 000
913 058 345
913 058 343
902 353 570

E-mail: clientesmad at aena es

URL: http://www.aena.es/madrid-barajas

AENA accepts no responsibility for the information posted at this site neither for the possible damages caused for the use of this information.


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General Info
Country Spain
ICAO ID LEMD
Time UTC+1(+2DT)
Latitude 40.493556
40° 29' 36.80" N
Longitude -3.566764
003° 34' 00.35" W
Elevation 2000 feet
610 meters
Type Civil
Magnetic Variation 002° W (01/06)
Operating Agency CIVIL GOVERNMENT, (LANDING FEES AND DIPLOMATIC CLEARANCE MAY BE REQUIRED)
Alternate Name MADRID BARAJAS
Near City Madrid
Operating Hours 24 HOUR OPERATIONS
International Clearance Status Airport of Entry
Daylight Savings Time Last Sunday in March to last Sunday in October


Communications
TWR 118.15
118.075
120.15
118.65
120.65
(120.15 BACKUP)
GND 121.85
121.7
121.975
121.625
123.15
(121.85 123.15 123.25 NORTH)(121.7 121.625 123.0 SOUTH)
FIRE 122.975
CLNC DEL 130.075
130.035
(130.035 CLNC DEL WEST)
ATIS 118.25
130.85
(118.25 ARR) (130.85 DEP)
MADRID APP 127.5
124.025
242.05
(242.05 (MIL) TORREJON)


Runways
ID
Dimensions Surface PCN ILS
15R/33L 13451 x 197 feet
4100 x 60 meters
ASPHALT 091FBWT YES
15L/33R 11483 x 197 feet
3500 x 60 meters
ASPHALT 091FBWT YES
18R/36L 14272 x 197 feet
4350 x 60 meters
ASPHALT 087FCWU YES
18L/36R 11483 x 197 feet
3500 x 60 meters
ASPHALT 080FBWU YES


Navaids
Type ID Name Channel Freq Distance From Field Bearing From Navaid
VOR-DME SSY S.S. REYES 125Y 117.85 3.2 NM 175.4
NDB ACD ALCOBENDAS - 417 7.5 NM 140.1


Supplies/Equipment
Fuel Jet A1, without icing nhibitor.


Remarks
CSTMS/IMG Avbl.
FUEL A1 (AVCARD, fone C34-91-337-6144)
LGT PAPI Rwy 36R GS 3.1 .
MISC AF acft use Torrejon. Not to be used as wx altn.
OIL 0-125
RSTD OFFL BUS ONLY. NORDO and copters proh. Rstd to IFR.

Runway 15R/33L

13451 x 197 feet
4100 x 60 meters

Runway 15R
Surface ASPHALT
True Heading 142.0
Latitude 40.484861
40° 29' 05.50" N
Longitude -3.576011
003° 34' 33.64" W
Elevation 1998.0 feet
609 meters
Slope -0.5°
Landing Distance 13451 feet
4100 meters
Takeoff Distance 13451 feet
4100 meters
Lighting System CL
HIRL

Runway 33L
Surface ASPHALT
True Heading 322.0
Latitude 40.455683
40° 27' 20.46" N
Longitude -3.546383
003° 32' 46.98" W
Elevation 1933.0 feet
589 meters
Slope 0.5°
Landing Distance 10006 feet
3050 meters
Takeoff Distance 13451 feet
4100 meters
Displaced Threshold Length 3445 feet
1050 meters
Lighting System TDZL
CL
HIRL
A
PAPI

Runway 15L/33R

11483 x 197 feet
3500 x 60 meters

Runway 15L
Surface ASPHALT
True Heading 142.2
Latitude 40.494919
40° 29' 41.71" N
Longitude -3.557869
003° 33' 28.33" W
Elevation 1942.0 feet
592 meters
Slope -0.5°
Landing Distance 11483 feet
3500 meters
Takeoff Distance 12458 feet
3797 meters
Overrun Length 975 feet
297 meters
Overrun Surface ASPHALT
Lighting System CL
HIRL

Runway 33R
Surface ASPHALT
True Heading 322.2
Latitude 40.470008
40° 28' 12.03" N
Longitude -3.532581
003° 31' 57.29" W
Elevation 1887.0 feet
575 meters
Slope 0.5°
Landing Distance 9843 feet
3000 meters
Takeoff Distance 11483 feet
3500 meters
Displaced Threshold Length 1640 feet
500 meters
Lighting System TDZL
CL
HIRL
A
PAPI

Runway 18R/36L

14272 x 197 feet
4350 x 60 meters

Runway 18R
Surface ASPHALT
True Heading 176.7
Latitude 40.531761
40° 31' 54.34" N
Longitude -3.574847
003° 34' 29.45" W
Elevation 2000.0 feet
610 meters
Slope -0.1°
Landing Distance 11040 feet
3365 meters
Takeoff Distance 14272 feet
4350 meters
Displaced Threshold Length 3232 feet
985 meters
Lighting System TDZL
CL
HIRL
A
PAPI

Runway 36L
Surface ASPHALT
True Heading 356.7
Latitude 40.492589
40° 29' 33.32" N
Longitude -3.574628
003° 34' 28.66" W
Elevation 1983.0 feet
604 meters
Slope 0.1°
Landing Distance 14272 feet
4350 meters
Takeoff Distance 14587 feet
4446 meters
Overrun Length 315 feet
96 meters
Overrun Surface ASPHALT
Lighting System CL
HIRL

Runway 18L/36R

11483 x 197 feet
3500 x 60 meters

Runway 18L
Surface ASPHALT
True Heading 180.0
Latitude 40.532622
40° 31' 57.44" N
Longitude -3.559381
003° 33' 33.77" W
Elevation 1919.0 feet
585 meters
Slope 0.2°
Landing Distance 9843 feet
3000 meters
Takeoff Distance 11483 feet
3500 meters
Displaced Threshold Length 1640 feet
500 meters
Lighting System TDZL
CL
HIRL
A
PAPI

Runway 36R
Surface ASPHALT
True Heading 360.0
Latitude 40.501103
40° 30' 03.97" N
Longitude -3.559208
003° 33' 33.15" W
Elevation 1942.0 feet
592 meters
Slope -0.2°
Landing Distance 11483 feet
3500 meters
Takeoff Distance 12458 feet
3797 meters
Overrun Length 975 feet
297 meters
Overrun Surface ASPHALT
Lighting System CL
HIRL

Navaids

S.S. REYES
Type ID Channel Freq Country State
VOR-DME SSY 125Y 117.85 Spain -
Latitude Longitude Airport
40.546428
40° 32' 47.14" N
-3.575192
003° 34' 30.69" W
LEMD

Navaids

ALCOBENDAS
Type ID Channel Freq Country State
NDB ACD - 417 Spain -
Latitude Longitude Airport
40.585669
40° 35' 08.41" N
-3.676511
003° 40' 35.44" W
LEMD

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