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Barcelona Airport, also known as El Prat, is the main airport serving Barcelona, Catalonia in Spain. Barcelona Airport is located south-west of the city of Barcelona, between the city limits of El Prat de Llobregat, Viladecans and Sant Boi. It is just 3 kilometers from the Port of Barcelona, one of the most important ports in the Mediterranean for container traffic and the leader in the cruise market. It is also located near the Free Zone Consortium, one of the most important industrial and logistics centers in Spain. The airport is the largest in Catalonia and Spain’s second largest behind Madrid Barajas Airport. It is a main hub for Vueling Airlines and Clickair, and a focus city for Spanair, Air Europa and Iberia Airlines. The airport mainly serves domestic, European and North African destinations. The airport is undergoing expansion with the construction of a new south terminal, expected to be finished in 2009. In 2008, 30,208,134 passengers used Barcelona Airport. You can also rent a car at car Rental Company at Barcelona airport and choose among different types of cars. Barcelona Airport constitutes a cornerstone of the Catalan economy and is particularly important for the business sector and tourism industry. To modernize and prepare Barcelona Airport for future air traffic demands, major improvements to infrastructure and services are currently being conducted. The Barcelona Plan will transform the airport with the construction of a new terminal area and the extension of the airfield with a new runway, in addition to other relevant infrastructures. These improvements will consolidate Barcelona’s position as a major European hub airport, increasing both its domestic and international connections. Since the Olympic Games were held, passenger traffic at Barcelona airport has increased by over 200%, growing from 10 million passengers in 1992 to over 32 million in 2007.