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January 2019

Flying into Madrid-Barajas Airport

A look at one of Europe’s best airports
Madrid-Barajas Airport is one of the best (and busiest!) airports in Europe. While its official name has been Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas since 2014, it is still commonly known as Madrid-Barajas. Located northeast of Madrid it is only 12 kilometres from Madrid city centre, or a short 20-minute drive, making it extremely accessible to visitors.

Opened in 1928, it was the first airport in Spain, and has grown to become one of Europe’s main transport hubs. An enormous 7,500 acres, it is the largest physical airport in Europe along with Paris–Charles de Gaulle Airport. Condé Nast Traveller Reader Awards voted Madrid-Barajas airport as the best in the world in 2008.

A key gateway to the Iberian peninsula

Barajas serves as a key gateway to the Iberian peninsula from the rest of Europe and internationally; it is an essential link between Europe and Latin America. In 2018, 57.9 million passengers used Madrid–Barajas, making it the country's largest and busiest airport and Europe's sixth busiest.

The airport has five passenger terminals. Terminal 4 was inaugurated in 2006 with the addition of two extra runways to allow 70 million total passengers to flow through the airport annually. Designed by Antonio Lamela, Richard Rogers and Luis Vidal, (the winning team of the 2006 Stirling Prize) and TPS Engineers, (winning team of the 2006 IStructE Award for Commercial Structures), it is incredibly striking with a wave-shaped roof and rooflights that provide natural light throughout the terminal.

NetJets operates within the Executive terminal of Madrid-Barajas Airport.

Flying with NetJet

When you fly with NetJets to and from Madrid airport, you’ll enjoy:
  • Quick as easy access as the airport is only a short drive from the city centre and financial district
  • Zero queueing due to the VIP private terminals and handlers, as well as no waiting in the customs queue - we pre-clear you prior to the flight
  • A speedy departure - private jet travellers only need to arrive 30-minutes prior to departure
  • Limited risk of lengthy delays and no last-minute cancellation
  • Access to individual VIP lounges and meeting rooms for conferences
  • Car access directly to your private jet from the terminal
Fly into Madrid-Barajas Airport with our world-class fleet. With a number of private jets to choose from, your experience will be tailored to your needs from start to finish and down to the smallest detail. We pride ourselves on our exceptional service, going above and beyond to meet any requests you might have, providing extraordinary personal service onboard and on the ground.

Get in touch with one of our experts now to discover more.