ME Construction News - Jason Saundalkar

18 March 2024

The refurbishment and expansion project aims to increase the airport’s capacity to 90mn passengers per year

Madrid’s international airport, Adolfo Suárez-Madrid Barajas Airport, is to undergo an expansion, with the goal of enhancing its role as Europe’s primary gateway to Latin America

Announcing the investment initiative for the airport, potentially totalling US $2.6bn, Spain’s Prime Minister, Pedro Sánchez said, “This will be the airport with the greatest growth potential in Europe.”

The airport’s operator, AENA, says no new terminals are planned; instead the project will focus on refurbishing and expanding the existing facilities.

Scheduled to begin operations in 2031, the project aims to expand the airport’s capacity to 90m passengers per year.

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