Barajas Airport (LEMD) - Jet Charter Services
Whether coming to watch the world’s top soccer teams, do business in the capital of Spain’s financial district or just to see the sights, elite travelers landing in private jets at Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport fly into one of Europe’s biggest, busiest and most beautiful airports. The airport is commonly known as Madrid–Barajas Airport.
It will most likely be sunny – Madrid has more than 300 days of sunshine per year – when you arrive and the new terminal at Madrid-Barajas shines like a jewel. Made of bamboo, steel and glass, the new terminal won awards for its architectural design after opening in 2006. The roof is a series of waves and underneath, domed skylights light the way for passengers – some 54 million in 2017.
Madrid-Barajas Airport, which is about eight miles from the city’s financial district, has four passenger terminals, one Executive Terminal, one air cargo area, two main hangar areas and six VIP lounges.
The Executive Terminal at Madrid-Barajas is located at the southern area of the airport. Fixed Base Operator Gestair, and Multiservicios Aeroportuarios, a company that provides all types of services in and around airport, share the facility.
Although Madrid is, of course, a modern city, it has managed to hang onto many of its old-world Spanish roots that have been lost in more cosmopolitan cities in Spain – like Barcelona.
In Madrid, many of the locals don’t speak English. Small, family-owned shops close in the afternoon. Elite travelers who come to Madrid-Barajas on private chartered jets will find an authentic taste of Spain.
Airport Information for Barajas Airport (LEMD, MAD)
|Runway||Length (ft)||Width (ft)||Surface Type||Elevation (ft)|
- Quote a trip using Barajas Airport or call us 24/7 - 365 days a year at +44-20-3874-8091.
What is the airport code for Madrid-Barajas Airport?
The ICAO code for Madrid Barajas Airport is LEMD and its IATA code is MAD.
FBOs at Madrid-Barajas
The Executive Terminal area at Madrid-Barajas Airport is comprised of:
- the former State Pavilion building that is used for passenger ground services.
- the former General Aviation Terminal, which is the location of offices of the companies that provide services to private jets and chartered business jets
- modular buildings used as warehouses
There is also parking, taxiing, access and de-icing areas.
Gestair by Sky Valet
Gestair by Sky Valet is the Fixed Base Operator at Madrid Barajas Airport. It has:
- 3 VIP lounges
- Crew and pilot lounges
- Crew rest area
- Passenger rest area
- Flight dispatch lounge with flight planning staff
- Conference and meeting rooms
- Catering service
A little history
The airport opened in 1928 as a large circle of unpaved land covered with natural grass. The name “Madrid” was painted in the middle of the circle. The first flights were to Barcelona.
As the airport grew and was opened as an international airport in the 1930s, international flights to other European countries and Africa began. By the end of the 1940s, scheduled flights came to and from the Philippines and Latin American. By the 1950s, Madrid-Barajas airport had regular flights to New York.
The airport was renamed Aeropuerto Adolfo Suárez, Madrid–Barajas by the Spanish Ministry of Public Works and Transport in 2014 after Adolfo Suárez, the first Prime Minister of Spain who helped restore democracy to Spain after the dictatorship of Francisco Franco.
In recent years, Madrid-Barajas airport has expanded. It now has four runways, an Executive Terminal and four commercial passenger terminals, including the spectacular, award-winning Terminal 4, which was opened in 2006 and can handle 70 million passengers a year.
Why the elite come to Madrid
To watch soccer!
Many chartered private jets fly into Madrid to watch its two champion and world famous soccer teams, Real Madrid and Atlético de Madrid, as well as the city’s lesser known third team, Rayo Vallecano.
In fact, the 1982 FIFA World Cup that was held in Madrid prompted the airport to expand and modernize the airport’s terminals that existed at the time.
Madrid is electric on match days. The city has been known for its great soccer teams for more than 100 years. Real Madrid was founded in 1902; Atlético de Madrid was founded in 1903 and Rayo Vallecano was founded in 1924.
If you rent a private jet into MAD, you will find, from north to south across the city, Real Madrid’s Santiago Bernabéu Stadium at the heart of the Chamartín district; Atlético de Madrid’s Wanda Metropolitano Stadium in the district of San Blas-Canillejas; and Rayo Vallecano’s Vallecas Stadium, a small field in the working class district of Vallecas.
And A-list travelers come to Madrid to see the best teams on the planet. In the 2017-2018 season, Real Madrid won its 13th Champions League trophy and Atlético de Madrid won its third UEFA Europe League championship. In June 2019, Atlético de Madrid’s Wanda Metropolitano Stadium will host the Champions League final.
The Atlético de Madrid Stadium was built in 1994 in hopes that the city would win the bid to host the 1997 World Athletics Championships. It didn’t.
The stadium became the home stadium of Atlético Madrid for the 2017–2018 season. It is located in Rosas neighborhood of the San Blas-Canillejas district, northeast of the city.
With a capacity of around 68,000 spectators, the Wanda Metropolitano hopes to host many future national and European finals.
It doesn’t matter what time of year you rent a private jet into Madrid-Barajas because soccer is played pretty much year-round. You can always catch a couple matches and tour Real Madrid’s and Atlético’s stadiums. All three Madrid teams, as well as Leganés and Getafe, which are from nearby towns, play in La Liga, Spain’s top division.
Spanish League matches begin in mid-August. Matches between city rivals, Real Madrid and Atlético de Madrid, draw the biggest crowds but people also swarm to see either of these teams play their shared rival, Barcelona.
Another exciting tournament is the Copa del Rey, the annual and oldest – it was founded in the early 1900s – elimination tournament for Spanish soccer teams. Its full name is Copa de Su Majestad el Rey and it is played in April.
To see the horse races
Horseracing is another long-season sporting event in Madrid. The races are held at the Zarzuela Racecourse from early March to late December. Turf races are held Sunday mornings in the early and late parts of the season. During the hottest months of July and August, the races are held on Thursday nights.
In late November, near the end of horseracing season, Madrid Horse Week is held at the Feria de Madrid. Organizers say the leading equestrian event in Spain is a way to bring the public closer to the world of horseracing. There are races and exhibitions and vendors.
To drink the wine
Visitors say you won’t find many wine snobs in Madrid. The Spanish drink their wine with talk and laughter and maybe even a flamenco dance.
Winemaking in the region of Spain around Madrid and the center of Spain dates back to at least the 8th century.
Interestingly, in Spain, wine varietals are often distinguished from each other by the region in which they were grown instead of the grapes from which they were made. Most restaurants and wine shops classify their wines according to their origin. For instance, wines labeled Rioja, Ribera, Albariño and Rueda are all from regions of Spain.
Vinos de Madrid is the DO (Denominación de Origen) title that encompasses the vineyards around Madrid. It is one of 69 major wine regions in Spain and each has its own set of wine laws and quality standards.
Wine grapes are grown in the southeastern and southwestern corner of the Madrid, away from the city and the Sierra de Guadarrama Mountains in the north.
Vinos de Madrid has some 2,800 growers in its three wine sub-regions, each with distinguishing varietals and flavors.
The three sub-regions include red wine vineyards in:
- Arganda del Rey, east of Madrid, known for its Tempranillo
- Navalcarnero is southwest and produces both Tempranillo and Grenache
- San Martin de Valdeiglesias at the highest elevation to the west of Madrid, known for its Grenache
To go to a film fest
The Madrid International Film Festival is one of five prestigious European festivals where filmmakers can market their movies, network and explore each country’s unique film community.
The festivals are in:
- London in February
- Nice in May
- Madrid in July
- Amsterdam in August
- Milan in November
The Madrid International Film Festival considers itself one of the most rewarding and helpful festivals for emerging artists and filmmakers, who attend to find distribution and funding for their work.
The week-long festival offers networking events, panel discussions, workshops, guest speakers and, of course, screenings. Industry professionals are there to watch the screenings and offer their advice.
Madrid’s new “profile picture”
The city of Madrid has a new icon. It’s simple really. Arms squeezing the word “Madrid” so tightly that the letters of the word turn into a squeezable pile. The message? Madrid embraces you.
When it was formulating ideas for the new icon, city and tourism officials, according to the city’s official website, tried to figure out which monument best represents Madrid – like Paris has the Eiffel Tower and London has Big Ben. It was during this process that they had an idea – Madrid doesn’t have to be represented by a single object; it could be represented by a feeling, the welcoming feeling it gives visitors.
The agency that designed the new logo, thought the best word to describe Madrid is “embrace” because it makes visitors feel embraced when they come there.
Embrace, it said, “is the embodiment of a feeling of inclusion and belonging. Madrid is a diverse, open city with important landmarks and an impressive range of gastronomic, cultural and leisure offerings. Finding a single element to represent it was a major challenge.”
FBOs and Handlers at Barajas Airport, LEMD, MAD
|Executive Airlines||+34 650 019 665||www.executive-airlines.com|
|Gestair S.A.||(349) 132-3031|
|Service Airline Security, Sas||TERMINAL DE AVIACION GENERAL||(349) 132-5015|
|United Aviation Services||APTO.MADRID-BARAJAS||(349) 139-6775|
|Universal Aviation Spain S.A.||Universal Aviation
Aeropuerto de Madrid-Barajas
Av. De la Hispanidad s/n
|General Aviation Services||(349) 139-6906|
|Clever Handling Services||+34 91 745 91 91||www.clever-handling.com|
|Iberia Handling||(349) 158-3033|
|Groundforce||+34 971 178 100||www.groundforce.aero|
|Multiservicios Aeroportuarios||+34 913836800||www.multiserviciosaeroportuarios.com|
|Tag||+41 22 717 00 00||www.tagaviation.com|
|Masa Aeroservices Madrid||Executive Aviation Terminal
Avda. Hispanidad s/n, 28042 Madrid
|+34 91 324 3056|
METAR Weather Data at Barajas Airport, LEMD, MAD
|OBSERVED||Sun Mar 24, 06:30 UTC|
|NOW||Sun Mar 24, 06:41 UTC|
|AGE||11 min ago|
|WIND||N at 3 mph|
|VISIBILITY||greater than 7 miles|
|BAROMETER||1024 hPa (30.24 in Hg)|
|METAR||LEMD 240630Z 35003KT CAVOK 04/01 Q1024 NOSIG|