Barcelona Airport holds IATA Code as BCN. Barcelona is the capital city of the autonomous community of Catalonia in Spain. It is Spain’s second largest city having 1.6 million population. Spain has Madrid as its capital as well as largest city. The airport is located just around 12 kilometers from center of Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.
After Madrid, Barcelona airport is second largest in Spain. The budget airline Ryanair has its headquarters at Barcelona of Catalonia. This airport is also main hub for some airlines including Vueling, Ryanair and Air Europa. The airport serves domestic, North African and European destinations besides Middle East countries like Egypt, Jordan, Israel, Qatar and Dubai. The flights also connect Singapore and China, Latin America countries like Argentina, Colombia and Brazil. These are regular scheduled flights to Canada and United States and Canada, Sub-Saharan Africa reaching Senegal, Ghana, Gambia and Cabo Verde. Spanair has however, cesed it flights from here since 2012.
There used to be a popular Barcelona–Madrid air shuttle route famous as "Puente Aéreo" usually called "Air Bridge". The route was very busy till 2008 but when Madrid–Barcelona high-speed rail line was inaugurated and this distance was covered in just 2 hours 30 minutes, the rail route became very popular with passengers.
Being a busy airport, Barcelona Airport handled 37.5 million passengers in 2014. Popularly many people take bus service from city center to Barcelona Airport. Alternatively train is also available to be convenient, particularly if you are cost conscious or if you plan to reach a destination that is on rail-rout. Rail-rout helps avoiding traffic jams and avoid possible delays. For reliable transportation online book for Barcelona airport taxi here.
Almost all famous banks operate at Barcelona airport and there are easily accessible ATMs as well. The banks offer foreign currency exchange and other banking services for passengers’ convenience. For currency exchange, people recommend using regular banks like La Caixa, Caixa Penedes, Catalunya Caixa or BBVA instead of using currency exchange kiosks for better exchange rates. Some financial institutions however, post their exchange rates for public convenience too. Owing to some unfortunate incidents, people recommend keeping cash at different locations and carrying coins if availing public services is the option.