The January 29, 1991 came up the airlift in the old T2, designed by Ricardo Bofill
The Barcelona-El Prat Airport is anniversary. 25 years ago, a January 29, 1991, released the T2 terminal shuttle, which is now in the new T1.
The appointment of the Olympic Games in Barcelona in 1992 led to a major refurbishment of the airport grounds and the construction of new terminals, designed by architect Ricardo Bofill, as the new terminal.
The first terminal to be released was the airlift (formerly T2C) in January 1991, a little later and that same year, the international flight terminal A is open and entering service in 1992 the renovated terminal B, which kept the structure of the old building in 1968.
A first flight with only 80 passengers
Specifically, the first aircraft airlift of new T2 terminal then came to 6.45 hours, an M-47 on January 29, 1991, and was not full, with only 80 passengers.
And no shortage of anecdotes. “Passengers were unable to phone Madrid, confirming their departure, or home or office, not run in the first hour of 16 telephones installed in the terminal” as collected in the article published in La Vanguardia on the issue Wednesday January 30, 1991.
One of the main innovations of the time was that for the first time Barcelona El Prat Airport premiered the ‘fingers’, the jetways that allow direct boarding the aircraft.
He also launched the first phase of what is dubbed Rambla, an interior street a kilometer long served to unite the terminals that were performed with the remodeling project.
The design also took into account that passengers during their wait had a privileged view of the landing and takeoff of aircraft. “An Air side façade has a fully glazed modules and high street boarding image was made,” he noted in the architecture workshop project Ricardo Bofill.
Since then the airport has continued to expand. One of its highlights was the launch of the current Terminal 1, opened in June 2009.
The Barcelona-El Prat Airport, which closed in 2015 its best year ever with 39.7 million passengers, continues to renew itself. A new stage will start when the February 12 L9 metro reaches the airport.
Courtesy Car Service Barcelona