As a result of the heavy growth, the Barcelona airport was expanded in 2009 in order to provide better service to more passengers. A new terminal (Terminal 1) was built 4 km away from the terminal 2. The new Terminal 1 now operates 70% of flights. The old terminals A, B and C, are now Terminal 2, which operates a few flights.
The Terminal 1 was inaugurated on 2009, and now is opearting 70% of flights. The terminal was designed by catalan architect Ricardo Bofill and covers more than 500,000 m2. The big numbers of terminal 1 are:
- 258 check-in counters
With this new terminal, the airport is able to handle 55 million passengers annually and reach 90 operations an hour.
The terminal is divided into four levels: