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Barcelona El Prat Deserted Terminal?  
User currently offlineMontenegro From Italy, joined May 1999, 545 posts, RR: 1
Posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3012 times:

Arriving and leaving from BCN by EasyJet and in front of the Terminal A and B I noticed a huge building completly desert, a big, long terminal and I was completely aware of it, what it is?

Thanks

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User currently offlineIBERIA747 From Spain, joined Aug 2003, 1831 posts, RR: 58
Reply 1, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2937 times:

That's the new "Terminal South". A huge building with over 500,000 sq. meters of floor surface which will be open in just a few months.

It will be the largest single terminal building in Europe, even larger than MAD's T4 which is currently Europe's largest.

Just for the record...it's "El Prat".  

[Edited 2009-01-11 02:38:01]


¡¡VIVA ESPAÑA!!
User currently offlineMontenegro From Italy, joined May 1999, 545 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2892 times:

Many thanks,

and yes La Prat, as for the building a sort of wavy roof is very Barcelona and Gaudi style, very nice.

Savo


User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26853 posts, RR: 58
Reply 3, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2842 times:

Its an amazing project. Everytime I see it I cant wait to take a look inside. At night when you taxi out past it you can see all the lights on and even the check in counters have lights on. Not too long to wait now.

Here is a link with info also ::

http://www.aena.es/csee/Satellite?La...e&c=Microsite_FP&cid=1069405187914

Also photo Gallery here incl inside pics

http://www.aena.es/csee/Satellite?ci...=1069405187914&c=Microsite_FP&MO=5

[Edited 2009-01-11 03:44:23]

User currently offlineLXA340 From Switzerland, joined Nov 2006, 2122 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2805 times:



Quoting OA260 (Reply 3):
Its an amazing project. Everytime I see it I cant wait to take a look inside. At night when you taxi out past it you can see all the lights on and even the check in counters have lights on. Not too long to wait now.

Which airlines will move into that building IB and One world? Also from where will you access it, a sky train that departs from the current IB terminal?


User currently offlineVfw614 From Germany, joined Dec 2001, 3964 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2805 times:

How will it be linked to public transport? Or is it just an airside area accessible only after check-in from the old terminal area?

User currently offlineGatoVolador From Spain, joined Apr 2007, 435 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2667 times:



Quoting LXA340 (Reply 4):
Which airlines will move into that building IB and One world? Also from where will you access it, a sky train that departs from the current IB terminal?

- Oneworld
- Star Alliance
- Sky Team
- the new Vueling (Vueling + Clickair)

(... almost everybody)

Only a few weeks ago, Sky Team was supposed to remain at Terminal North (the current terminals), but Air Europa complained and AENA granted Sky Team a space there.

To me, it's a mistake. Oneworld + Star Alliance + Vueling is already too much, so imagine with Sky Team too.

The current terminals (terminal B and C were enlarged some months ago) will be almost emptied. Not a good deal.

Quoting Vfw614 (Reply 5):
How will it be linked to public transport? Or is it just an airside area accessible only after check-in from the old terminal area?

T-South has its own check-in area. In the short run, you will be able to access it by car, taxi, or bus. In some years the subway will arrive, as well as "Cercanías" trains (commuter trains), but the works are lasting too much. In Madrid, the construction of the subway was very fast (even if Cercanías is still working to arrive there).


User currently offlineIBERIA747 From Spain, joined Aug 2003, 1831 posts, RR: 58
Reply 7, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2617 times:



Quoting Montenegro (Reply 2):
as for the building a sort of wavy roof is very Barcelona and Gaudi style

In fact it was designed by an famous Catalan architect. His name is Ricardo Bofill and he happens to be the same architect that designed the current terminals and the renovation of the old facilities for the 1992 Olympics.



¡¡VIVA ESPAÑA!!
User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26853 posts, RR: 58
Reply 8, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2439 times:

Aerial impression of BCN incl new Terminal



User currently offlineRafabozzolla From Brazil, joined Apr 2000, 1211 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2371 times:



Quoting GatoVolador (Reply 6):
Only a few weeks ago, Sky Team was supposed to remain at Terminal North (the current terminals), but Air Europa complained and AENA granted Sky Team a space there.

But there's a huge difference. MAD T1, 2, 3 are quite cr**py so airlines made a point (and did not succeed) against staying there.

BCN's A, B, C are quite good. If I were an airline CEO I'd have no problem staying where I am.


User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26853 posts, RR: 58
Reply 10, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2347 times:



Quoting Rafabozzolla (Reply 9):
BCN's A, B, C are quite good

Yes especially the LH check in area. Its impressive. The old A area check in could do with a revamp though. Airside is nice and plenty to see.


User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26853 posts, RR: 58
Reply 11, posted (5 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1888 times:

Picked up the latest brochure on T2 last week , Some pieces from it ::

http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee141/swisstrip2007/bcnt21369.jpg

http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee141/swisstrip2007/bcnt22370.jpg

http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee141/swisstrip2007/bcnt26374.jpg

http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee141/swisstrip2007/bcnt23371.jpg

http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee141/swisstrip2007/bcnt24372.jpg

http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee141/swisstrip2007/bcnt25373.jpg


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