Barcelona Airport (LEBL) - Jet Charter Services
Barcelona–El Prat Airport, which is the only international airport in Barcelona and the main airport in Spain’s southeast region of Catalonia, is located 7.5 miles southwest – a 15-minute drive – of Barcelona in the city of El Prat de Llobregat.
Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia, is one Europe’s favorite destinations for A-list travelers who charter private jets into the city. Barcelona is famous for its beaches, culture, cuisine and architecture as well as annual events such as the Spanish Grand Prix and the SuperYacht Show.
It’s a city that is rarely dreary. There are some 320 days of sunshine a year in Barcelona.
Airport Information for Barcelona Airport (LEBL, BCN)
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Events that draw VIPs to Barcelona
Mix the excitement of Barcelona with the thrill of racing and you have the Spanish Grand Prix, the Formula 1 Gran Premio De España Emirates. You can charter a private jet into BCN for the Spanish Grand Prix. Held in May, it is the first European race of the Formula 1 season.
Even though cars have been racing around the roads of the Catalonia region since the turn of the 20th century, Barcelona has the 1992 Olympic Games to thank for capturing the Spanish Grand Prix.
To ready itself for the Olympics, the city made a large investment in infrastructure throughout the region. The influx of funding helped construct the Grand Prix circuit it had wanted for some time. With input from Spanish drivers on the design, the Circuit de Catalunya was built on the outskirts of Barcelona. The Spanish Grand Prix was moved to this new track in 1991.
The (almost guaranteed) perfect weather, great views of the track from all spectator areas and the multitude of turns that make overtaking nearly impossible make the Spanish Grand Prix a favorite among race fans of the biggest motorcar race on the planet.
If you favor the sea over the land, the Superyacht Show, offers a chance to see some of the most impressive yachts in the world. Visitors who hire a private jet into Barcelona El-Prat Airport find it’s an easy ride to the four-day event held in May.
First held in 2018, it was such a huge success that it has become an annual event.
The Superyacht Show is held at OneOcean Port Vell, a world-class yacht marina in the heart of Barcelona that was – like the Formula 1 circuit – originally built for the 1992 Olympic Games.
The port has since been transformed into a marina that has berths for 148 yachts as big as 620 feet.
The Large Yacht Brokers Association, which is based in Monaco, credits its yacht show’s success on being a luxurious event for ultra-high net worth clients to see yachts, talk with sponsors and peruse luxury brands instead of being a show where industry professionals meet to talk business.
About Barcelona El-Prat
Barcelona El-Prat was built in 1918 as the headquarters of the Aeroclub of Catalonia and was later used as the base for the Spanish Navy’s Zeppelin fleet.
It became a commercial airport in the 1940s and an international airport in 1970 when Pan Am made its first scheduled flight from Barcelona to New York.
The airport continued to expand with its greatest period of growth once again tied to the 1992 Olympics. In anticipation of the event, the airport modernized and expanded its facilities.
It has also had major growth in general aviation usage. Privately owned and chartered private jets have many reasons to come to Barcelona. In addition to the vibrancy of the city, its Gaudi architecture and the beauty of the coast, many people charter private jets into LEBL for events such as the MWC Barcelona, the Mobile World Conference that generates additional private aircraft movements.
The airport is planning new projects to cater to the needs of the growing private jet sector.
More than 100,000 professionals from more than 2,400 companies come to MWC Barcelona to talk about the latest innovations in mobile technology.
Barcelona El-Prat Airport is operated by Aena, which manages 46 airports and two heliports in Spain. Its subsidiary company, Aena Internacional, also manages 16 airports in other parts of Europe and in America.
FBOs at BCN
Corporate aviation is booming at Barcelona El-Prat Airport.
The number of private jets and other corporate aviation using the airport is up 60 percent since 2000, making the Corporate Aviation Terminal key to the success of the airport.
The Corporate Aviation Terminal, which has the capacity for 42 planes, is situated so that travelers can be from the parking lot to their aircraft in minutes. There is passport control and security and a VIP Lounge in the terminal that is jointly managed by two fixed base operators, Menzies Executive and Sky Valet.
This co-management is meant to encourage competition between the operators, ensuring that VIP corporate clients get the highest quality service.
Gestair by Sky Valet
In 2016, Sky Valet acquired “Gestair FBO,” a group of Spanish ground handlers that specialize in business aviation at the Aéroports de la Côte d’Azur Group. Gestair has been in business for more than 37 years.
Menzies Executive FBO/Signature Flight Support
Signature Flight Support, which has more than 200 locations, is the world’s largest network of fixed base operators.
Barcelona’s Corporate Aviation Terminal facilities and amenities include:
- 3 VIP passenger lounges
- 1 crew lounge
- Rooms for crew rest
- Aircraft cleaning
- Aircraft parking
- Conference room
- Covered vehicle parking
- Crew room
- Customs and immigration
- Hotel booking
- Internet access
- Limousine service
- Overnight hangar
- Slot coordination
- Taxi service
More for A-list travelers
For years, soccer fans have chartered private jets into BCN to watch their favorite team, FC Barcelona. The team has more than 102 million followers on Facebook.
By the way, in March 2018, FC Barcelona became the first team to ever surpass $1 billion in annual revenue. Forbes magazine called FC Barcelona “the new king of soccer” with its 2017-2018 fiscal year net profit of $15 million. And, the 2019-2020 season is expected to be even more profitable.
FC Barcelona, with its “More than a Club” slogan, began in 1899 when the Futbol Club Barcelona was founded by a dozen soccer enthusiasts in a part of the world largely unfamiliar with the game.
With its $1 billion in revenue and more than 102 million fans, FC Barcelona seems to have successfully made this part of the world familiar with the game of soccer.
Barcelona is located on the northeast coast of Spain, about 100 miles south of the French border, on the Mediterranean Sea. Its 2.5-mile coastline – and abundant sunshine – are major attractions for visitors.
From Barcelona, it’s a short trip by boat to such places as Cadaques, which was the summer home of Salvador Dalí. It is now a hangout for artists and intellectuals.
Along the coast visitors will also find the medieval walled town of Tossa de Mar and popular Mediterranean beaches such as Costa Brava and Costa Dorada.
Tourism is an important part of the economy of Barcelona and the entire Catalonia region.
Barceloneta Beach, Barcelona’s neighborhood by the sea, is dotted with old fishermen’s houses, marinas and everything seafood.
It’s also popular to use Barcelona as a stepping stone to the Balearic Islands, which include the famous electronic dance music party island of Ibiza and the exclusive getaway of Mallorca. Paramount Business Jets can arrange private charter business jet flights onto any of the Balearic Islands or to anyplace else you want to go from Barcelona.
New Orleans and Rio de Janeiro aren’t the only places with historical Mardi Gras celebrations. Barcelona’s pre-Easter six-day carnival has been taking place in the streets of the city since the 16th century. The party starts on “Dirty Thursday” the week before Ash Wednesday when the King of Carnival makes his arrival to start the celebration. Over the course of the festival, there are more than 30 parades and lots of dancing in the streets by costumed participants and many food markets offering holiday goodies.
FBOs and Handlers at Barcelona Airport, LEBL, BCN
|Gestair S.A.||Gestair FBO
Terminal de Aviacion Corporativa
Aeropuerto de Barcelona
|Universal Aviation Spain S.A.||TERMINAL C, GENERAL AVIATION||(349) 329-3337|
|Euraservices||AEROPUERTO DE BARCELONA||(349) 337-0654|
|Universal Aviation||Terminal Ejecutiva
Aeropuerto de Madrid-Barajas
Av. De la Hispanidad s/n
|Groundforce||+34 971 178 100||www.groundforce.aero|
|Iberia Airport Services||(+34) 93 401 31 26||handling.iberia.es|
|Menzies Aviation||+34 93 298 4735||www.menziesexecutive.com|
|Swissport||+34 91 748 23 83||www.swissport.com|
METAR Weather Data at Barcelona Airport, LEBL, BCN
|OBSERVED||Fri Mar 22, 22:30 UTC|
|NOW||Fri Mar 22, 22:44 UTC|
|AGE||14 min ago|
|WIND||NNW at 7 mph|
|VISIBILITY||greater than 7 miles|
|BAROMETER||1028 hPa (30.36 in Hg)|
|METAR||LEBL 222230Z 33006KT CAVOK 11/01 Q1028 NOSIG|