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Barcelona - El Prat Airport (BCN)

Barcelona , Spain

Barcelona Airport is the 7th best airport according to our worldwide airport ranking. Over 44 million air passengers travel through the airport annually, making it the second busiest airport in Spain and the sixth busiest in the Europe.

BCN Flight Delays and Flight Cancellations


On-Time Performance

More than 350 flights depart from Barcelona airport daily. The average flight delay (>15 min) percentage between December 2016 - March 2017 was 21%, which is less than at Palma de Mallorca Airport but more than at Gran Canaria Airport. Madrid Barajas Airport is the destination that receives the largest traffic from Barcelona Airport. Barcelona Airport ranks 7.9/10 for punctuality. Over the last season, only 0.42% of all flights departing from the airport were canceled or heavily delayed (more than three hours). For delays longer than three hours, cancellations and denied boarding due to an overbooked flight, airline passengers are entitled to compensation under EU regulation. If you encounter these flight disruptions you could be eligible for up to €600. Learn more about your air passenger rights when traveling from and to Barcelona - El Prat Airport.

On-time performance for nearby airports

Compared to other nearby airports, Barcelona’s on-time performance Score of 7.9/10 is below average.

On-time performance for nearby airports
Nearby AirportOn-Time Performance
Madrid Adolfo Suarez-Barajas Airport 8.7
Valencia Airport 8.6
Palma de Mallorca Airport 8.5
Flight Delay Compensation

Had a Delayed or Cancelled Flight from BCN Airport?

Between December 2016 – March 2017, 21% of flights departing from El Prat airport in Barcelona were delayed or canceled. AirHelp assists air passengers who have experienced a flight delay or cancellation to get compensation from their airline. Simply enter your flight details for any flight that has been delayed or canceled in the last 3 years to check your eligibility. You could be owed up to 600€ in compensation.

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Flights from BCN

Barcelona - El Prat Airport is the 2nd largest airport in the Spain. It’s the 6th busiest airport in Europe, with more than 350 flights departing every day. Vueling, Ryanair and Easyjet are the airlines that carry the highest number of passengers from Barcelona Airport.

Flights from BCN
1. Vueling
2. Iberia
3. Norwegian
4. Easyjet
5. Ryanair

Most Popular Flight Routes

Delayed or Cancelled Flight Routes from BCN

As 21% of flights out of Barcelona airport are delayed or canceled, you’re likely to arrive at your destination with some delay. However, there are some routes that are affected by flight delays and cancellations more often than others. Here is our list of the routes that are most frequently affected:

Delayed or Cancelled Flight Routes from BCN
RouteFlights disrupted
1.BCN to SAW (Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport, Istanbul, Turkey)64%
2.BCN to DME (Moscow Domodedovo Airport, Moscow, Russian Federation)63%
3.BCN to SVO (Moscow Sheremetyevo International Airport, Moscow, Russian Federation)57%

Had a flight delay from BCN in the last 3 years? You could be eligible to claim compensation.

Did you know that any delayed, cancelled or overbooked flight you’ve taken in the last 3 years could be eligible for compensation from the airline? Wherever you’re flying from -- EU, US or international, you have unique passenger rights for the region. For flights from Barcelona airport, you could be eligible for up to 600€ in compensation for delays, cancellations or overbooked flights. Learn more about your air passenger rights when your flight has been delayed and what steps to take next.

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BCN Service & Quality Ratings


Quality of Service

This score is based on a series of public customer review sources, as well as our own internal data.

How Passengers feel about BCN Airport


Passenger sentiment

We analyzed passenger’s opinions on Twitter about their experience traveling to and from Barcelona Airport, and the overall satisfaction level was 7.6 on a scale of 10, making it less satisfactory than other Spanish Airports, like Ibiza and Seville.

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About BCN Airport

It is the main airport of Catalonia, the second largest and second busiest in Spain behind Madrid-Barajas Airport, and the seventh busiest in Europe. In 2016 Barcelona Airport handled a record 44.1 million passengers. There are two terminals: T2, which is the sum of the previous Terminals A, B and C, located on the north side of the airport and T1, on the west side, which opened on June 2009.

BCN Airport Location

Barcelona Airport,is located 12 km southwest of the centre of Barcelona, Spain, lying in the municipalities of El Prat de Llobregat, Viladecans, and Sant Boi.

Getting around BCN

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Baggage Claim Issues

Baggage Claim Issues at BCN

If you’ve lost your baggage or your luggage was delayed or damaged, you could be entitled to compensation from your airline. Learn more about your rights to compensation and what steps you should take when you experience a luggage-related issue.
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Get compensation when your air travel doesn't go as planned.

If you’ve been on a delayed, cancelled, or disrupted flight in the last three years, the airlines might owe you money for your troubles. Check with AirHelp to see if your flight qualifies for compensation.

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