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T4 At MAD. Any News On Its Opening Date?  
User currently offlineToulouse From Switzerland, joined Apr 2005, 2759 posts, RR: 58
Posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 3306 times:

Hi there, this question is especially for all our fellow a.netters based in or around MAD or with knowledge of MAD. Any idea when T4 and T4S will finally be openned? According to the Iberia timetable it's January 29th, but on aena.es no mention!

Can you confirm that all IB and Oneworld flights will be using T4 and T4S... so does that mean my EI and IB flights will be using the new terminal? Also do you know which terminal AF will be using, T1, T2 or T3???

Just need to know, as my in-laws will be travellings shortly to visit us as our first child is on the way, and my father-in-law who has only flown over the past few years, and always in our company or his wife's and totally guided by us, has taken the brave step to fly by himself for the first time. We booked him on IB from T3, you know, nice and small so he felt confident about that, but now I have to tell him he'll probably be faced with the huge T4 for his first trip all alone!!


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User currently offlineSabenapilot From Belgium, joined Feb 2000, 2714 posts, RR: 46
Reply 1, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 3286 times:

The opening is scheduled for 29th January indeed!

As from that date, Iberia as well as SN Brussels Airlines and in fact I reckon most Oneworld partners will move their airport ticketing office and check-in counters to the brand new terminal 4 in Madrid Barajas airport.

Not only the IB partners will use T4. Virgin Express, which recently became a subsidiary of SN, will equally move its flights to terminal 4, where it will share the same airport ticketing counter as SN.

Don't know what other airlines are planning.


User currently offlineToulouse From Switzerland, joined Apr 2005, 2759 posts, RR: 58
Reply 2, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 3284 times:

Thanks for the info. Sabenpilot!


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User currently offlineBULLPITT From Spain, joined Mar 2004, 871 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 3267 times:

My information is that it will open officially on the 4th of Feb, or at least IB will start operations on that day.


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User currently offlineToulouse From Switzerland, joined Apr 2005, 2759 posts, RR: 58
Reply 4, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 3255 times:

Quoting BULLPITT (Reply 3):

Tkanks Bullpit. If you hear anything else, please let me know. Gracias!



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User currently offlineIberia340600 From Spain, joined Oct 2003, 804 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 3231 times:

As BULLPIT mentioned...IB might delay its transition to T4 until February 4th due to the fact that the Spanish Airport Authority(AENA) was late in getting the new terminal transfer time to IB and that in turn delayed that campaign that IB wanted to do(i.e. print advertising, pamphlets, etc.) to advise all clients of the change.

Nothing has been set in stone yet and it still could happen on January 29th, but there is a possibility that it is delayed until February 4th.



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User currently offlineToulouse From Switzerland, joined Apr 2005, 2759 posts, RR: 58
Reply 6, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 3212 times:

Thanks Iberia340600... Typical, unless our child is born before, my mother-in-law is booked on Feb. 4th. Do you think we can expect delays that day as Iberia gets installed/used to its new installations?


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User currently offlineSumma767 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 2561 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 3193 times:

T4 looks very nice indeed, judging by this pic: http://www.airliners.net/open.file/987148/M/

Just one question:
Will there be a shuttle bus between this new terminal and the others? How long will it take?
I assume one will have to take the metro to the centre of Madrid from T3?


User currently offlineBullpitt From Spain, joined Mar 2004, 871 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 3166 times:

The Metro will reach T4 sometime in 2007, officially before may, but who knows. Until then AENA will use buses to connect the terminals. A good guess would be 15 to 30 minutes from T1 to T4.


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User currently offlineRAFVC10 From Spain, joined Sep 2005, 1980 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 3143 times:
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As I know by Iberia web page seen yesterday, sunday 29th January, T4 will be open and I'll become one of the first users with a flight to BCN!!!!!


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User currently offlineAlitaliaMD11 From Spain, joined Dec 2003, 4068 posts, RR: 13
Reply 10, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 3104 times:

I can't wait until I can see the new terminal in operation! Every time I see it I fall in love with the shape of the terminal over again.

I will be travelling back to Madrid in June for three weeks and I am looking at flying Iberia and the terminal that IB6250 and IB6253 depart from keeps coming up at Terminal 1.

Is it just that Iberia has not yet programmed T4 into their schedule yet?



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User currently offlineSumma767 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 2561 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 3103 times:

Quoting AlitaliaMD11 (Reply 10):
Every time I see it I fall in love with the shape of the terminal over again.

I like the architecture. Do you know who was it designed by?


User currently offlineTriStar500 From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 4695 posts, RR: 42
Reply 12, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 3080 times:

I am really looking forward to trying out the new facility - I have actually booked a little side trip to MLN in April just because I wanted to sample the new terminal.  Smile


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User currently offlineToulouse From Switzerland, joined Apr 2005, 2759 posts, RR: 58
Reply 13, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3065 times:

Quoting AlitaliaMD11 (Reply 10):
I will be travelling back to Madrid in June for three weeks and I am looking at flying Iberia and the terminal that IB6250 and IB6253 depart from keeps coming up at Terminal 1.

Is it just that Iberia has not yet programmed T4 into their schedule yet?

I think that's the case AlitaliaMD11, Iberia just simply hasn't updated its schedules as from what we hear here, the changeover is iminent.

Quoting Summa767 (Reply 11):
I like the architecture. Do you know who was it designed by?

Richard Rogers Partnership and Estudio Lamela. I believe Richard Rogers is a wellknown British architect who has dsigned the terminal building in cooperation with a Spanish architect.

Quoting RAFVC10 (Reply 9):
As I know by Iberia web page seen yesterday, sunday 29th January, T4 will be open and I'll become one of the first users with a flight to BCN!!!!!

RAFVC10 can you please tell me where you saw this. I have searched both iberia.com and aena.es and I couldn't find any mention of when T4 is being inaugurated. Moreover, as AlitaliaMD11 pointed out, on iberia.com schedules, all their flights still appear to be operating from T1, T2 and T3, even as late as next summer (just not updated yet I imagine).



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User currently offlineIberia340600 From Spain, joined Oct 2003, 804 posts, RR: 14
Reply 14, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2996 times:

Toulouse:

Unfortunately AENA has released a statement regarding the opening of T4 in Madrid. It has been pushed back to February 5th to accomodate the pending issues. So it looks like your family will still be using the old terminal for their arrival.

I would expect some bumps in the road the first few days of operation. You are talking about something brand new and moving an operation of that magnitude over to a new terminal wont be easy although test runs have been conducted over the past couple of months. That is why the decision was made to have the first day of operations on a Sunday when the least amount of flights operate. Cross your fingers....I cant wait to go through the new terminal myself!!!!



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User currently offlineToulouse From Switzerland, joined Apr 2005, 2759 posts, RR: 58
Reply 15, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2979 times:

Quoting Iberia340600 (Reply 14):

Thanks Iberia340600! That's good I suppose, my inlaws are actually the Spanish side, so they'll be departing the old terminal and arriving at the new one, and arriving is always easier.

I can't wait to get inside T4 either, it looks amazing. I actually worked very closely with the engineers in the early days of the Plan Barajas, during the construction of the first new runway, not from an engineering aspect myself though, so I do feel a little bit involved in the new Barajas.



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User currently offlineIberia340600 From Spain, joined Oct 2003, 804 posts, RR: 14
Reply 16, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2962 times:

Oh ok!!! Yeah thats probably even better that they will be arriving back to the new terminal.

It really does look quite impressive. I have some photos from a group that went to visit the terminal and it looks so big an spacious inside...it great. Apparently from the entrance, with all the windows, you can see straight through to the ramp side! I think it will definitely be considered one of the best terminals in Europe once it is opened. Finally Madrid will have a Terminal proper for the 21st century!!!



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User currently offlineBullpitt From Spain, joined Mar 2004, 871 posts, RR: 8
Reply 17, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2939 times:

February 5th is the actual date being given to start up, but my sources say that date might be pushed back although I can't confirm this at this moment.


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User currently offlineRAFVC10 From Spain, joined Sep 2005, 1980 posts, RR: 6
Reply 18, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2932 times:
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Quoting Toulouse (Reply 13):
RAFVC10 can you please tell me where you saw this. I have searched both iberia.com and aena.es and I couldn't find any mention of when T4 is being inaugurated. Moreover, as AlitaliaMD11 pointed out, on iberia.com schedules, all their flights still appear to be operating from T1, T2 and T3, even as late as next summer (just not updated yet I imagine).

As my travel agency said me, in their Amadeus system appears a message from Iberia.com telling that from January 29, 2005 Iberia will move all their operations to the new T4. Too, in the bulletin of Iberia Plus members sent this monday, tells about the new operations on T4. Sorry for not to link any web adress to this post.



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User currently offlineAisak From Spain, joined Aug 2005, 763 posts, RR: 10
Reply 19, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2897 times:

Quoting RAFVC10 (Reply 18):
Sorry for not to link any web adress to this post.

Don't fell bad... Aisak to the rescue  

Iberia plus dec30 news

Scroll dwn to the bottom nd see the area of "¿Sabía que...?" (did you know...?)

Althought all flights are loaded to depart their actual terminals T1,T2,T3... and it's less than a month....

I'll bet they'll have to set an air shuttle between the old and new terminals because of the tons of pax who will headto the old terminals to check-in or even board (checked-in at home)

[Edited 2006-01-11 22:17:51]

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