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Barcelona airport closes T2 again due to impact of Covid on passenger numbers

Airlines such as Ryanair, EasyJet and Wizz Air move all operations to T1

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30 November 2020 06:10 PM

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ACN | Barcelona

For the second time in 2020, T2 at Barcelona–El Prat airport is closing its doors to passengers due to a lack of flights because of the coronavirus pandemic.

From Tuesday, all flights will operate from T1, as the airport streamlines its operations.

Airlines that normally use T2 have been migrating gradually to T1 since November 19, with Ryanair the only company still operating flights out of T2 on Monday.

A total of 49 companies are affected by the decision to close the terminal, including Ryanair, EasyJet, Wizz Air, Aer Lingus, Transavia and Volotea. Norwegian also usually operates from T2 but it has suspended all its flights to and from the Catalan capital until February.

T2 closed during the first wave of the pandemic in March, before opening again in July. Since November 23, arrivals from high risk countries have had to produce evidence of a negative PCR test.

Barcelona airport passenger numbers for October this year fell 85% compared to 2019.

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The airport will also stop providing a bus service between the two terminals.

Passengers arriving by train at T2 using the Rodalies will be able to travel to T1 by metro or bus – Line 46 will have a new stop next to the T2 train station.

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  • An empty T2 arrivals hall on the last day before the terminal closes, November 30, 2020 (by Marta Casado Pla)

  • An empty T2 arrivals hall on the last day before the terminal closes, November 30, 2020 (by Marta Casado Pla)

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