Barcelona and Madrid Airports, among the best in the world
According to the AirHelp Score Airport Ranking, El Prat and Adolfo Suárez-Barajas Airports, in Barcelona and Madrid, are the seventh and eighth top airports in the world. AirHelp is a startup defending passenger rights.
AirHelp’s airport score is based on three criteria: on-time performance, quality of service and passenger sentiment. Quality of service includes everything from terminal comfort to passenger facilities to check-in and security. The overall score for El Prat was 7.90, whereas Barajas scored 7.81.
In 2016, the Spanish airports managed by Aena welcomed 230.22 million passengers – a record high. Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport had the highest number of passengers: 50.4 million in 378,150 flights. It was followed by Barcelona-El Prat Airport, with 44.1 million passengers (a record high for it too).
World-class infrastructure is one of the reasons why Spain has been among the world’s most competitive travel destinations for the past two years according to the Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Report by the World Economic Forum.