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About Barcelona Airport
Offiically known as Barcelona El Prat Airport, Barcelona Airport is the chief airport, not just for Barcelona, but for the entire region of Catalonia. Hire a car at Barcelona Airport and you are just 17km from the city centre, in the town El Prat del Llobregat. Barcelona Airport serves about 35 million passengers annually and is the second-biggest airport in Spain after Madrid Barajas.
The closest airports of significance are Girona Airport and Nice Airport in France. The airport mainly serves domestic, European and North African destinations, but it also operates flights to destinations in the Middle East (including Dubai, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, and Qatar), Asia (China, Pakistan, China, and South Korea), Latin America (Argentina, Brazil and Colombia), North America (the United States and Canada) and the sub-Saharan countries Senegal and Gambia.
Barcelona is the capital of Catalonia and the second-biggest city in Spain, after Madrid. About 5 million people live in the Barcelona metropolitan area, the biggest metropolis on the Mediterranean coast. Barcelona lies between the mouths of the rivers Llobregat and Besòs and is bordered to the west by the Serra de Collserola ridge. Today, Barcelona is a global leader in tourism, economics, trade fairs and exhibitions, sports, and culture.
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