Spain is listed among the top five tourist destinations worldwide that is why it boasts a great system of transportation: by air, by car, by ferries, by car and more that connect the Spanish islands and the Spanish urban centres with the rest of the world. Getting to and around Spain by air is relatively easy and it’s certainly the quickest way. The transportation by air usually is very expensive but it’s not difficult to find a good deal.
Due to its size, Spain has 74 airports and 2 heliports that include domestic and international airports, which are managed by ANENA (Aereopuertos Españoles y Navigacion Aerea) as well as all the Spanish air transport. Spanish airports are well-implemented buildings that offer a range of services: free assistance service for passengers with reduced mobility, basic rules to guarantee passenger security, assistance and services for children travelling alone, sick people, pregnant women, and so on.
Airports in Spain
In almost every capital of province in Spain, you'll find an airport that is near to you. Some of the main airports are:
- Madrid Barajas International Airport: Located in Madrid it’s one of the significant spots on Europe’s aviation map and is composed by 4 terminals: three of them serve as operational base to Sky Team and Star Alliance and the latest is the operational base for Iberia Airlines.
- El Prat de Llobregat Airport: It’s the second busiest airport, a highly modernized building in Barcelona.
- Palma de Mallorca International Airport: Located on the Majorca Island
- Los Rodeos International Airport: Located in Tenerife.
If you are planning to travel to Spain in your next vacation but you are unsure in what airline choose; the following list will help you with useful information for your decision. Firstly you’ll see some of the most popular and Spanish airlines:
Other companies are:
- IBERIA (iberia.es): It’s the largest air transport group in Spain and the third-largest in Europe
- AVIACO (Aviacion y ComercioS.A.): Initially it offered services on domestic routes that Iberia did not operate; nowadays it offers charter flights primarily from Palma, Tenerife and Girona to almost every provincial airport in Europe.
- AIR EUROPA (Air Europa Lineas Aereas S.A.U.): It’s the third largest airline in Spain.
- SPANAIR: this Spanish airline provides a scheduled passenger network within Spain and other European Countries, with west of Africa.
- AIR NOSTRUM (www.airnostrum.es) for regional travels.
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