Arriving at Madrid International Airport was a thrill of a moment. One because it was our first airport for our month-long European vacation and secondly because, the Spanish Adolfo Suárez Barajas Airport, is the second largest in Europe. At first glance, the arrivals open a preview to a vibrantly lit up airport, whether its the grand hallway with yellow and orange columns, or the ceilings with the round-contemporary lightings. A modern, yet, transitional welcome to the long-lived Kingdom of Spain!
When we say this is the second largest airport in Spain, our hypothesis is supported by a series of valuable facts. (The largest airport in Europe is the Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport) Starting from the area of the Barajas airport which is stretched out on a land mass of 7500 acres, to the actuality of over 50 million passengers using it annually, it’s all symbolic of its largeness. And that vision was put to execution in early 19th-century when this Spanish airport was inaugurated and made open for public service.
If you are ‘inquisitive’ about the name, then let us tell you that the airport received its name from the first Spanish Prime Minister Adolfo Suarez. Wherein, Barajas is derived from a district whose metro station and railway line serves the airport. From inside, there are 5 terminal passengers from T1 to T5, as well, the airport caters to a large number of both domestic and international flights. Other than that, Barajas Airport also features one Executive terminal out of the five which supports business aviation.
When it comes to facilities, every passenger is entitled to a distinguished-high-quality shopping experience, a variety of culinary art, and access to the MAD fashion hub. Which, by the way, houses a dedicated space for high-end designer brands. Also, our four large VIP bags arrived, ‘exactly’ as they were checked in, so overall we had a great personal experience with the Madrid Airport.