Named after the late Spanish Prime Minister, and not the soccer player Suarez, Adolfo Suarez Madrid-Barajas airport is Spain's largest and busiest airport with almost 50 million passengers a year.
Terminals 1, 2 and 3 are adjacent terminals that are home to SkyTeam and Star Alliance airlines, as well as Air Europa. The newest terminal, Terminal 4, was built in 2006 by an award-winning team of designers and engineers and is one of the world's largest airport terminals in terms of area. Terminal 4 is home to Iberia Airlines and its franchises, which account for more than 60 percent of Barajas' traffic.
Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport has a free bus service connecting terminals T1, T2, T3 and T4, 24 hours a day, although T1,T2 and T3 are closely located making it accessible by foot. Alternatively, there is a free passenger link bus and an Automatic People Mover (APM) remote-controlled train for those with boarding passes. Furthermore, microbuses are available for boarding from all the car parks so people parking at the airport need not worry as well!
Seven different lounges with names sounding like fancy restaurants are available for use for priority passengers. Those without free access to the lounges can purchase passes online for €26 to enjoy a wide selection of food, magazines and entertainment. Otherwise, head over to the various shopping and dining venues. There are shops selling everything from perfume to flowers. Plus, there is a play area for children to enjoy themselves while parents get a moment of respite.
Free WiFi or Internet access points throughout the airport allows you to stay connected. Some ports even have a printer and mobile device chargers for use. Also, travellers can be assured that their safety is a priority with the 75 Heart Rescue Areas and resting rooms for those who are unwell. A mosque and chapels are available for those who would like to practise their faith.
Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport ensures that even physically immobile passengers remain barrier free with easy access for wheelchairs to all areas. This includes lifts and wider passageways.