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User currently offline767-332ER From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2030 posts, RR: 10
Posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1555 times:



I was in Madrid Barajas last week and i must tell you that the construction of the new terminal and satellite terminal seems to be right on schedule to open in about a year and a half. The terminals seem quite large and I thought I saw on take-off, the land clearing that had been going on for the new runway that is supposed to take the place of 36R/18L. I hope you guys get to go to Madrid and see the great construction that is going on... Unfortunately I was unable to take any pictures but hopefully next time.


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User currently offlineGodbless From Sweden, joined Apr 2000, 2752 posts, RR: 16
Reply 1, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1514 times:

I saw the constructions going on back in december. It does look very impressive!
Well I will have the chance to see how it advanced next week when I fly there again.

Max


User currently offlineGodbless From Sweden, joined Apr 2000, 2752 posts, RR: 16
Reply 2, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1511 times:

By the way, what will happen to the old terminals they have now? Will they stay in operation once the new building is opened or will they be torn down?

Max


User currently offlineArchie From Mexico, joined Aug 2000, 228 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1461 times:

Hi,

I am going to Madrid in April, so I will get to see it.

How is Madrid Airport, is it too crowded? I will arrive early in the morning on a sunday and I was wondering how It will take me to pass though customs and immigration etc.

Thanks,

Archie


User currently offlineSean-SAN- From United States of America, joined Aug 2002, 768 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1418 times:

Archie, MAD's terminal has low ceilings, and is pretty dank & old looking... not really too crowded-- then again, more room for food and shops would probably be good.

User currently offlineArchie From Mexico, joined Aug 2000, 228 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1374 times:

Sean-SAN-

Thanks, it will be my first time in Spain and it´s pretty exciting!!

How is Madrid?

I am going to take a flight with Iberia, what can I expect?

Regards,
Archie


User currently offline767-332ER From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2030 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1322 times:



It won't be too crowded in the morning. To pass customs and immigration, well...if you are an European citizen it doesn't take too long but if you are American or other...then it will take a few more minutes as most of the times they don't have all of the passport control windows open, as they should. The terminals are low-celings, there is a smell of smoke and it does look a bit old, but it's a great experience, at least for me, because of the very easy layout of the airport. I wish I were going with you Archie. Iberia, also, well, expect a bit of arrogance, which is normal, but the flight should be ok, don't expect too much on leg-room. As of the old terminals' fate as to when the new ones open up, well I really don't know, because if you think about it, there were extensions that were opened up on T1 and T3, so I don't expect them, to close having only had these terminal extensions for about 5 years now. I do know that runway 36R/18L will dissappear and become a taxiway as they open up new runways 33R/15L and a new north-south runway parallel to 36L/18R, though I do not know the denomination that it will have.



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