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All Barcelona airport terminals fully operational after two years of pandemic

T2C and T2B modules reopen in addition to refurbished T1 wing for large aircraft

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24 May 2022 10:34 AM

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ACN | El Prat de Llobregat

All Barcelona airport terminals are, as of Tuesday, once again fully operational after two years marked by pandemic-related closures and a decrease in travel, a trend that has already begun to revert to pre-Covid figures.

Terminal T2C reopened on May 24, as did T2B’s M and R modules, for the first time since the pandemic hit.

Aena, the Spanish airport authority that oversees Barcelona’s El Prat, also reopened the refurbished three-storey T1 wing for large aircraft used, including those used for intercontinental flights.

The first and third floor will be for Schengen area flights, while the second floor will be for non-Schengen arrivals and departures.

According to Aena, work on the T1 wing was “necessary” in order to recover long-distance flights and cement the airport’s status as the “main intercontinental hub” in the Mediterranean.

The Barcelona airport and the role it should take on in the future has long been a source of contention in the city, with tourism sector representatives extolling its business potential and calling for it to be expanded, and environmentalists and housing rights activists, among others, highlighting its negative impacts.

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  • Passengers in Barcelona airport T2B carrying suitcases on May 24, 2022 (by Gemma Sánchez)

  • EasyJet check in counters in Barcelona airport T2C on May 24, 2022 (by Gemma Sánchez)

  • Passengers in Barcelona airport T2B carrying suitcases on May 24, 2022 (by Gemma Sánchez)
  • EasyJet check in counters in Barcelona airport T2C on May 24, 2022 (by Gemma Sánchez)

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