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Barcelona-El Prat




Barcelona, Spain


14ft / 4m


41° 17′ 49″ N, 2° 4′ 42″ E

Runway Length & Type

RWY 06L/24R: 12,281 ft / 3,743m Asphalt concrete

RWY 06R/24L: 8,727ft / 2,660m Asphalt concrete

RWY 02/20: 8,293 ft / 2,528m Asphalt concrete

RWY 06R/24L: 8,727ft / 2,660m Asphalt concrete

Brief History

Barcelona's first airfield, located at El Remolar, began operations in 1916. However, it did not have good expansion prospects, so a new airport at El Prat opened in 1918. The first plane was a Latécoère Salmson 300 which arrived from Toulouse with final destination Casablanca.

During the time of the Second Spanish Republic El Prat was one of the bases of LAPE (Líneas Aéreas Postales Españolas). In 1948, a runway was built (now called runway 07-25); in the same year the first overseas service was operated by Pan American World Airways to New York City, using a Lockheed Constellation.

Between 1948 and 1952, a second runway was constructed (runway 16–34), perpendicular to the previous, also taxiways were constructed and a terminal to accommodate passengers. On 3 August 1970, Pan American World Airways inaugurated regular service between Barcelona, Lisbon and New York, operated by a Boeing 747.

From the late seventies to the early nineties, the airport was stalled in traffic and investments until the 1992 Summer Olympics held in Barcelona. El Prat underwent a major development consisting of the modernization and expansion of the existing terminal, which became known as Terminal B, and the construction of two further terminals flanking that, known as Terminals A and C respectively.

On 1 February 2014, Barcelona–El Prat was the first Spanish airport to receive a daily flight with the Airbus A380-800, on the Emirates route to Dubai International Airport.


Service Frequencies:

ATIS: 118.650

Ground: 121.700

Tower: 118.200

Approach: 118.050

Departure: 127.700


ILS Frequencies:

RWY 02: 108.75

RWY 24L: 111.50

RWY 06R: 110.75

RWY 24R: 109.50

RWY 06L: 110.30


VOR Frequencies:

PRA (El Prat): 114.30

BCN (Barcelona): 116.70

SLL (Sabadell): 112.00

VLA (Villafranca): 113.15

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