SPAIN | Barcelona
Barcelona-El Prat International Airport
An FBO at Barcelona-El Prat International Airport, supporting trips throughout Spain
Welcome to Barcelona!
As one of Europe’s most beautiful and historic cities, my team and I are proud to welcome you to Spain’s Catalonian capital of Barcelona.
The general aviation terminal at Barcelona El Prat Airport (LEBL) is conveniently located just 14 km from the city centre. Whether you are staying locally or heading further afield, know that we are always on hand to help, and will go the extra mile to help ensure your trip runs smoothly.
Our private facilities (all in the main GAT) include a VIP passenger lounge and meeting room, crew rest lounges and a crew business centre, and an operations office.
On behalf of the entire team here in Barcelona, we look forward to welcoming you soon.
Gonzalo Barona Jr.
Universal Aviation Spain – Barcelona
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Ground support capabilities
|Languages spoken||Spanish, English, and French|
|Customs and immigration?||Yes|
|UVair® contract fuel available?||Yes|
|Limousine service and car rental?||Yes|
|Crew accommodation arrangements?||Yes|
|Maintenance?||Yes, third Party|
|Direct ramp access?||Yes|
|Computerized worldwide weather briefings?||Yes|
|Additional capabilities||Potable Water, GPU, and Push Back|
|ICAO Annex 16, Chapter II:||Restriction are in place.|
|RNP 5/RNP 10 airspace:||Yes|
|8.33 MHz channel spacing:||Required|
|Airport fire protection category:||LEBL: 8|
Directions to airport
Barcelona airport, also known as El Prat Airport is 14 km (9 miles) southwest of the centre of Barcelona, near the town of El Prat de Llobregat. The airport can be reached from Barcelona city centre in approximately 30 minutes.
From Barcelona city centre, take the Barcelona ring road and turn off at the Barcelona-Castelldefels C-31 motorway (which also connects with the Barcelona-Sitges C-32 motorway). From here, turn off at exit 192 to join the airport access road.
Directions to office
At the airport, follow the signs to the General Aviation Terminal. Once inside the GA terminal, follow the signs to the Universal Aviation office, located to the right hand side of the security check point.
Facility contact information
Barcelona-El Prat International Airport
General Aviation Terminal
Prat de Llobregat s/n 08820
|Hours of operation||0001 – 2359|
|Noise restrictions?||Category III|
|VIP passenger lounge?||Yes|
|VIP crew lounge?||Yes|
Recent articles discussing operating in Spain
from our Operational Insight blog
Airport Collaborative Decision Making (A-CDM) in Spain
Airport Collaborative Decision Making (A-CDM) is a system developed by Eurocontrol and the European Union (EU) to improve operational efficiency at high-traffic airports. It does this by reducing delays, better utilizing infrastructure and resources, and optimizing… Read more.
Business Aviation in Barcelona Series: Part 2 – Operating requirements
While charter operations should plan on extra lead time when operating to Spain, private flights face minimal procedural and/or documentation challenges. In most cases airport slots for Barcelona (LEBL) are easy to adapt when schedules need to be changed… Read more.
Business Aviation in Barcelona Series: Part 1 – Airport Considerations
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Tips for Business Aircraft Ops to Europe in the Summer
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Spanish Grand Prix 2013 – a Quick Rundown of Information for Your Trip Planning
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Business Aviation in Spain: Security Considerations
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Business Aviation in Spain: Fuel Considerations
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Understanding CIQ Requirements in Spain for Business Aviation
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Business Aviation in Spain: Flight Planning and Airport Operations
Before conducting operations to Spain – or anywhere else, for that matter – it is critical to understand requirements for flight planning, airport slot and parking. Working with an experienced 3rd-party provider and/or local ground handler can be key in getting it right. In addition, charter (non-scheduled commercial)… Read more.
Tips on Making Aircraft Ground Handling Arrangements in Spain
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Tips on Picking an Airport in Madrid, Spain for Business Aviation
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Tips for Business Aircraft Operators Planning a Trip to the Grand Prix in Spain
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