QA to operate from Terminal 4 of Madrid Airport
TRIBUNE NEWS NETWORK
DOHA QATAR Airways has announced it will move its operations at Madrid Barajas International Airport to Terminal 4 from January 16.
All Qatar Airways’ departures and arrivals will switch to the terminal.
The move from Terminal 1 to Terminal 4 will allow passengers access to improved amenities, enhanced baggage facilities, as well as a wider selection of restaurants and retail shopping outlets, the airline said in a statement.
The city of Madrid conveniently connects to T4 by metro, buses and train, and passengers can also take advantage of the ample parking facilities available at Barajas Airport.
Operated by Iberia Airport Services (IBAS), T4 is considered to be one of the world’s most modern and best equipped terminals.
In keeping with agreement reached with the Spanish national carrier Iberia, all Qatar Airways passengers will be able to seamlessly connect to their domestic flights operated from the new terminal.
The terminal move will also see the change to IBAS for Qatar Airways’ ground handling, passenger and ramp handling services. Qatar Airways check-in counters at Terminal 4 will be 910 to 917.
Additionally, passengers flying in Qatar Airways’ Business Class will have access to Iberia’s exclusive VIP lounge, which features Five Star facilities including a business centre, a variety of dining areas, WiFi internet access, televisions, and much more.
Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Akbar al Baker said that the airline’s services in Madrid will provide added improvements for travellers, including expanded check-in facilities and enhanced lounge amenities.
“Qatar Airways’ move to Terminal 4 at Madrid’s Barajas International Airport allows the airline to deliver its five-star services while operating from one of the world’s most modern terminals.
“In addition, our premium passengers will benefit from a fast track service to quicken security control clearance and will have the opportunity to enjoy the exclusive Five Star services of Iberia’s VIP lounge. Madrid plays an important part in our overall route network and we are pleased to be enhancing our operations here,” Baker said.
Qatar Airways introduced its flagship Boeing 777 aircraft on the Doha – Madrid route 12 months ago.