Madrid is a hub airport for the following airlines:Iberia Airlines Flights
Aer Lingus Flights
Madrid Barajas International Airport (airport code MAD), 12 km from the center of Madrid, is the most important international and domestic gateway in the whole of Spain. It is also the fifth busiest airport in Europe. Barajas is the primary hub for Iberia Airlines, and Iberia flights make up more than 60% of the airport’s traffic. The route between Madrid and Barcelona is one of the busiest in the world. Barajas currently boasts the world’s biggest single terminal area – Terminal 4 is more than one million square meters of space. It’s in T4 that Iberia Airlines has its base.
A complete list of airlines serving Madrid is here, and you can track both arrivals and departures here. An interactive map of the terminals is here, and the restaurants and shops in each terminal are available here (in Spanish). There are three left luggage offices at the airport, in terminals T1, T2 and T4, and WiFi access is available in various spots in the airport for a fee. Your ground transportation options are listed here, and car rental agencies at Madrid Barajas are listed here. Madrid’s Metro Line 8 runs to and from the airport regularly and has its stop in Terminal 2. An extension of the Metro to Terminal 4 is expected to open in the Spring of 2007.
Spain’s capital city is also the largest city in the country and smack-dab in the middle of the Iberian Peninsula. From its legendary architecture and fabulous art museums to its nearly equally legendary nightlife, Madrid will satisfy any traveler’s soul. Even the sweltering summers don’t deter visitors, who just quickly learn to embrace the long afternoon siesta and late dinner hour.