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.
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Terminal 1 was opened in 2009 and now operates 70% of flights. The terminal was designed by the Catalan architect Ricardo Bofill and covers more than 500,000 m2. The large numbers of Terminal 1 are:
- 166 check-in desks
- 101 gates - 50 fingers
- 15 baggage carousels
- 12,000 parking spaces
- More than 20,000 square meters of shopping areas
With this new terminal, the airport is able to handle up to 55 million passengers per year and reach 90 operations per hour.
Terminal 2 was the main building of the airport before 2009. Terminal 2 is divided in 3 sub-terminals: A, B and C, and was designed to expand the airport just before the Olympic Games in Barcelona 1992. Since the opening of Terminal 1, the Terminal 2 is operated only by few low-cost or regional carriers.