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Flying to Madrid

Madrid is the capital city of Spain and has the third highest population of any municipality in Europe. It is located in the centre of the country.

Visitors of Madrid can enjoy some of the city’s world renowned art galleries and museums. Three of the most famous museums in the city are the Reina Sofia Museum, the Thyssen Bornemisza Museum and the Prado Museum.

Madrid is also known for outstanding nightlife. The city has innumerable bars, night clubs and other hot spots for every scene.

Most importantly, any visitor to Madrid should attend at least one Real Madrid football match at Estadio Santiago Bernabéu and one bullfight at Las Ventas.

Madrid-Barajas Airport (airport code MAD) serves the city of Madrid and surrounding areas. Madrid-Barajas Airport is a main hub for seven carriers including Air Europa, EasyJet, Iberia, Mint Airways, Ryanair, Spanair and Vueling.

The busiest routes from the airport are to Barcelona (which is also the busiest route in the world in flights per week), Palma, Gran Canaria, Tenerife, Rome, Paris, and London, although many other routes are extremely busy as well.

Air Europa, EasyJet, Iberia, Ryanair and Spanair offer flights to the most destinations of the carriers flying out of Madrid-Barajas Airport. More than 80 carriers fly regularly scheduled routes out of Madrid and an additional ten fly irregular flights. Iberia, Spanair, Air Europa Lineas Aereas, Lufthansa, LAN Chile and American Airlines fly the most frequent flights each year. In an average year, more than 430,000 aircrafts arrive in or depart from Madrid-Barajas Airport.

Flight stats for Madrid - did you know?
  • Madrid is 14 km from Barajas Airport (Madrid, Spain).
  • Barajas Airport (Madrid, Spain)
    • Right now, 112 airlines operate out of Barajas Airport.
    • Barajas Airport offers nonstop flights to 185 cities.
    • Every week, at least 4,377 domestic flights and 6,246 international flights depart from Barajas Airport.

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