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Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat Airport Code BCN

Airport Codes

ZIP CODE 08820 El

Airport coordinates

LAT / LON 41°17'49"N / 2°4'42"E


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Station ID: LEBL
Observation Time: 22/05/2021 2:07 pm

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About Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat Airport Code

Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat Airport code is BCN. This airport derives its IATA code from the Barcelona city in Spain where it is currently based. Its elevation above sea level is 4 meters. 

About Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat Airport (BCN)

Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat Airport (BCN) is also known as El Prat Airport (BCN). It is named after Josep Tarradellas–the former president of the Generalitat of Catalonia.

Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat Airport (BCN) is one of the busiest airports in Europe. This facility handled over 52 million passengers in 2019 to become the 6th busiest airport in Europe. Level and Vueling operate from this facility. 

Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat Airport (BCN) Runways

Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat Airport (BCN) is serviced by three runways: 

07L/25R 3,743 m asphalt concrete 

07R/25L 2,660 m asphalt concrete

02/20 2,528 m asphalt concrete 

These runways handle 122,638 aircraft movements along with 114,263,104 tonnes of cargo. 

Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat Airport (BCN) Terminals

Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat Airport (BCN) features two terminals: 

Terminal 1

Spread across an area of 548,000-meter square, Terminal 1 was designed by Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura. It hosts a 600,000-meter square air ramp, 45 gates, parking space, 60 jetways, and 258 check-in desks among other facilities.

This facility can handle operations of Airbus A380-800 and Boeing 747-8I. 

Terminal 2

Divided into three sections (2A, 2B, 2C), Terminal 2 is primarily used by low-cost airlines. Sections 2A and 2C have added ahead of the 1992 Olympic games held in the country. 

Nearest Airports to Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat Airport (BCN)

Reus Airport 95 km 

Girona-Costa Brava Airport 105 km 

Perpignan-Rivesaltes Airport 212 km

Palma de Mallorca Airport 277 km

Menorca Airport 277 km

Carcassonne Salvaza Airport 323 km 

Major Passenger Airlines Operating from Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat Airport (BCN)

Aegean Airlines 

Aer Lingus



Air Algerie 

Air Arabia Maroc

Air Canada

Air China

Air France

Air Transat



American Airlines 


Asiana Airlines 

Atlantic Airways

Austrian Airlines 



Blue Air

Runway Data

Name Length Width Surface Lighted
02-20 8,333 ft 148 ft Asphalt Yes
07R-25L 8,727 ft 197 ft Asphalt Yes
07L-25R 11,654 ft 148 ft Asphalt Yes

Frequently Asked Questions

  • When should I reach the airport to board a flight on time?
    You should reach 90 minutes in advance before the departure of your domestic flight and 3 hours before the departure of an international flight.
  • Yes. You can use the free Wi-Fi facility at the airport.
  • The airport features luxury lounges, duty-free shops, ATMs, onsite parking, multi-cuisine restaurants, and currency exchange counters among other facilities.
  • You must check with the Materials Management Department as all unclaimed properties found at the airport and its vicinity are deposited here.
  • Yes. You need to carry a copy of your boarding ticket along with a government-issued picture ID.
  • Yes. The airport has a 24*7 medical center helmed by well-trained doctors and paramedics. In the event of a medical emergency, ambulances are also provided.
  • Kindly get in touch with your respective airline.
  • Kindly refer to your respective airline’s guidelines should you wish to carry medicines on board. It is advised that you carry your doctor’s prescription as well.
  • For the safety of our passengers, we request them to not handle any unattended items. They are advised to inform about the same to the airport staff or security personnel.

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