Madrid Barajas Airport
Madrid-Barajas Airport is Madrid's main airport and the most important airport in Spain. It is also the main hub for Iberia. The airport is also known as Barajas Airport or, simply, Barajas, and has codes MAD (as per IATA) and LEMD (as per ICAO). The airport has four main terminals. Terminals 1, 2 and 3 host SkyTeam and Star Alliance airlines, while Terminal 4 hosts Iberia and other Oneworld partners. Barajas is a fair airport, holding 3 stars in Skytrax's official ranking (Skytrax 2010a1), and showing fair-to-good reviews by passengers (2010b2), who have been satisfied with the airport, in general, (6/10), especially with queuing (6/10) and cleanliness (7/10), but not with its facilities (4/10).
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Terminal 1 (image embedded from Wikipedia on 27 April 2010) Terminal 3 (image embedded from Wikipedia on 27 April 2010) Terminal 4 (image embedded from Wikipedia on 27 April 2010) Terminal 4 (image embedded from Wikipedia on 27 April 2010)
Services/facilities. Barajas Airport is opened 24hr, but not all facilities are so (most opening from 6:00 until approximately 23:00). The airport provides services such as currency exchange, banking and cash machines, luggage lockers, beauty and spa center, medical center and pharmacies, children play area, prayer rooms, business center, post office as well as opportunities for shopping and dinning (Tourist Guide, 20103). Terminals 1, 2 and 3 are close to each other and accessible by walking, while a free shuttle buses connect them and Terminal 4. Barajas Airport does not have hotels or sleeping facilities on site. If visiting, you can travel the 10 km from the airport to Madrid city by metro, train, bus or taxi.
1. SKYTRAX (2010a). Madrid Barajas Airport ranking. Retrieved from Skytrax on 27 April 2010.
2. SKYTRAX (2010b). Madrid Barajas Airport passenger reviews. Retrieved from Skytrax on 27 April 2010.
3. TOURIST GUIDE (2010). Madrid Airport. Retrieved from Tourist Guide - Madrid on 27 April 2010.

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AENA - Madrid-Barajas Airport
This is the official page for Barajas Airport, within the AENA website. When navigating it, make sure you are still consulting the correct page, as it seems very easy to get bumped onto generic information for all AENA airports. Also, it is not a very user-friendly or fast page to navigate.
Skytrax - Madrid Barajas Airport
Here you can read in more detail both the official ranking and passenger reviews for Barajas Airport.
Tourist guide - Madrid (Airport)
In this website, you can find further information about Madrid-Barajas airport and its facilities, among other things.
Wikipedia - Madrid-Barajas Airport
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