Barajas Airport Private Jet Charter Prices
Airport Hours and Location
Madrid Barajas Airport is open 24 hours every day. The airport is located about 10 miles (16 kilometers) northeast of the city center of Madrid at Av de la Hispanidad, s/n, 28042 Madrid, Spain.
Private jets available for charter to and from Madrid Barajas Airport include the Citation CJ2, Hawker 400XP and the Citation V Ultra light jets; the Citation VII, Hawker 800 and Gulfstream G150 midsize jets; and the Challenger 605 and Falcon 900B large jets.
The Madrid Barajas Airport has four asphalt runways. Its longest runway is 13,711 feet (4,179 meters) long and 197 feet (60 meters) wide. Its elevation is 1,998 feet (606 meters).
Madrid Barajas Airport offers a wide range of top-notch airport amenities such as luxurious ground transportation services. The airport also offers baggage handling, catering arrangements, VIP passenger lounges and concierge services.
Private Jet Charter to and from Barajas Airport
Paramount Business Jets offers private jet charter flights and luxury airliner charters to and from Barajas Airport.
Whether coming to watch the world’s top soccer teams, do business in the capital of Spain’s financial district or just to see the sights, elite travelers landing in private jets at Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport fly into one of Europe’s biggest, busiest and most beautiful airports. The airport is commonly known as Madrid–Barajas Airport.
It will most likely be sunny – Madrid has more than 300 days of sunshine per year – when you arrive and the new terminal at Madrid-Barajas shines like a jewel. Made of bamboo, steel and glass, the new terminal won awards for its architectural design after opening in 2006. The roof is a series of waves and underneath, domed skylights light the way for passengers – some 54 million in 2017.
Madrid-Barajas Airport, which is about eight miles from the city’s financial district, has four passenger terminals, one Executive Terminal, one air cargo area, two main hangar areas and six VIP lounges.
The Executive Terminal at Madrid-Barajas is located at the southern area of the airport. Fixed Base Operator Gestair, and Multiservicios Aeroportuarios, a company that provides all types of services in and around airport, share the facility.
Although Madrid is, of course, a modern city, it has managed to hang onto many of its old-world Spanish roots that have been lost in more cosmopolitan cities in Spain – like Barcelona.
In Madrid, many of the locals don’t speak English. Small, family-owned shops close in the afternoon. Elite travelers who come to Madrid-Barajas on private chartered jets will find an authentic taste of Spain.
What is the airport code for Madrid-Barajas Airport?
The ICAO code for Madrid Barajas Airport is LEMD and its IATA code is MAD.
FBOs at Madrid-Barajas
The Executive Terminal area at Madrid-Barajas Airport is comprised of:
- the former State Pavilion building that is used for passenger ground services.
- the former General Aviation Terminal, which is the location of offices of the companies that provide services to private jets and chartered business jets
- modular buildings used as warehouses
There is also parking, taxiing, access and de-icing areas.
Gestair by Sky Valet
Gestair by Sky Valet is the Fixed Base Operator at Madrid Barajas Airport. It has:
- 3 VIP lounges
- Crew and pilot lounges
- Crew rest area
- Passenger rest area
- Flight dispatch lounge with flight planning staff
- Conference and meeting rooms
- Catering service
A little history
The airport opened in 1928 as a large circle of unpaved land covered with natural grass. The name “Madrid” was painted in the middle of the circle. The first flights were to Barcelona.
As the airport grew and was opened as an international airport in the 1930s, international flights to other European countries and Africa began. By the end of the 1940s, scheduled flights came to and from the Philippines and Latin American. By the 1950s, Madrid-Barajas airport had regular flights to New York.
The airport was renamed Aeropuerto Adolfo Suárez, Madrid–Barajas by the Spanish Ministry of Public Works and Transport in 2014 after Adolfo Suárez, the first Prime Minister of Spain who helped restore democracy to Spain after the dictatorship of Francisco Franco.
In recent years, Madrid-Barajas airport has expanded. It now has four runways, an Executive Terminal and four commercial passenger terminals, including the spectacular, award-winning Terminal 4, which was opened in 2006 and can handle 70 million passengers a year.
Why the elite come to Madrid
To watch soccer!
Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, Real Madrid. Picture Source: commons.wikimedia.org.
Many chartered private jets fly into Madrid to watch its two champion and world famous soccer teams, Real Madrid and Atlético de Madrid, as well as the city’s lesser known third team, Rayo Vallecano.
In fact, the 1982 FIFA World Cup that was held in Madrid prompted the airport to expand and modernize the airport’s terminals that existed at the time.
Madrid is electric on match days. The city has been known for its great soccer teams for more than 100 years. Real Madrid was founded in 1902; Atlético de Madrid was founded in 1903 and Rayo Vallecano was founded in 1924.
If you rent a private jet into MAD, you will find, from north to south across the city, Real Madrid’s Santiago Bernabéu Stadium at the heart of the Chamartín district; Atlético de Madrid’s Wanda Metropolitano Stadium in the district of San Blas-Canillejas; and Rayo Vallecano’s Vallecas Stadium, a small field in the working class district of Vallecas.
And A-list travelers come to Madrid to see the best teams on the planet. In the 2017-2018 season, Real Madrid won its 13th Champions League trophy and Atlético de Madrid won its third UEFA Europe League championship. In June 2019, Atlético de Madrid’s Wanda Metropolitano Stadium will host the Champions League final.
The Atlético de Madrid Stadium was built in 1994 in hopes that the city would win the bid to host the 1997 World Athletics Championships. It didn’t.
The stadium became the home stadium of Atlético Madrid for the 2017–2018 season. It is located in Rosas neighborhood of the San Blas-Canillejas district, northeast of the city.
With a capacity of around 68,000 spectators, the Wanda Metropolitano hopes to host many future national and European finals.
It doesn’t matter what time of year you rent a private jet into Madrid-Barajas because soccer is played pretty much year-round. You can always catch a couple matches and tour Real Madrid’s and Atlético’s stadiums. All three Madrid teams, as well as Leganés and Getafe, which are from nearby towns, play in La Liga, Spain’s top division.
Spanish League matches begin in mid-August. Matches between city rivals, Real Madrid and Atlético de Madrid, draw the biggest crowds but people also swarm to see either of these teams play their shared rival, Barcelona.
Another exciting tournament is the Copa del Rey, the annual and oldest – it was founded in the early 1900s – elimination tournament for Spanish soccer teams. Its full name is Copa de Su Majestad el Rey and it is played in April.
To see the horse races
Horseracing is another long-season sporting event in Madrid. The races are held at the Zarzuela Racecourse from early March to late December. Turf races are held Sunday mornings in the early and late parts of the season. During the hottest months of July and August, the races are held on Thursday nights.
Madrid Horse Week. Picture Source: esmadrid.com.
Races of note are the Gran Premio de Madrid and the Gran Premio Memorial Duque de Toledo.
In late November, near the end of horseracing season, Madrid Horse Week is held at the Feria de Madrid. Organizers say the leading equestrian event in Spain is a way to bring the public closer to the world of horseracing. There are races and exhibitions and vendors.
To drink the wine
Visitors say you won’t find many wine snobs in Madrid. The Spanish drink their wine with talk and laughter and maybe even a flamenco dance.
Winemaking in the region of Spain around Madrid and the center of Spain dates back to at least the 8th century.
Interestingly, in Spain, wine varietals are often distinguished from each other by the region in which they were grown instead of the grapes from which they were made. Most restaurants and wine shops classify their wines according to their origin. For instance, wines labeled Rioja, Ribera, Albariño and Rueda are all from regions of Spain.
Vinos de Madrid is the DO (Denominación de Origen) title that encompasses the vineyards around Madrid. It is one of 69 major wine regions in Spain and each has its own set of wine laws and quality standards.
Wine grapes are grown in the southeastern and southwestern corner of the Madrid, away from the city and the Sierra de Guadarrama Mountains in the north.
Vinos de Madrid has some 2,800 growers in its three wine sub-regions, each with distinguishing varietals and flavors.
The three sub-regions include red wine vineyards in:
- Arganda del Rey, east of Madrid, known for its Tempranillo
- Navalcarnero is southwest and produces both Tempranillo and Grenache
- San Martin de Valdeiglesias at the highest elevation to the west of Madrid, known for its Grenache
As far as white wines, the west is more focused on Albillo Real and the south or the east side of the wine region produce wines that are more Malvar forward.
To go to a film fest
The Madrid International Film Festival is one of five prestigious European festivals where filmmakers can market their movies, network and explore each country’s unique film community.
Film Festival International. Picture Source: Instagram.
The festivals are in:
- London in February
- Nice in May
- Madrid in July
- Amsterdam in August
- Milan in November
The Madrid International Film Festival considers itself one of the most rewarding and helpful festivals for emerging artists and filmmakers, who attend to find distribution and funding for their work.
The week-long festival offers networking events, panel discussions, workshops, guest speakers and, of course, screenings. Industry professionals are there to watch the screenings and offer their advice.
Madrid’s new “profile picture”
The city of Madrid has a new icon. It’s simple really. Arms squeezing the word “Madrid” so tightly that the letters of the word turn into a squeezable pile. The message? Madrid embraces you.
When it was formulating ideas for the new icon, city and tourism officials, according to the city’s official website, tried to figure out which monument best represents Madrid – like Paris has the Eiffel Tower and London has Big Ben. It was during this process that they had an idea – Madrid doesn’t have to be represented by a single object; it could be represented by a feeling, the welcoming feeling it gives visitors.
The agency that designed the new logo, thought the best word to describe Madrid is “embrace” because it makes visitors feel embraced when they come there.
Embrace, it said, “is the embodiment of a feeling of inclusion and belonging. Madrid is a diverse, open city with important landmarks and an impressive range of gastronomic, cultural and leisure offerings. Finding a single element to represent it was a major challenge.”
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Frequently Asked Questions
Do I have to stop for customs when I fly on a private jet?
Passengers on all international private charter flights will have to stop at customs. In certain countries, you may have to go through customs at a specific port of entry; for example, you must stop in Tahiti to perform customs checks en route to Bora Bora. You’ll also need to stop at the first port of entry when entering the U.S. from Mexico.
How much rest does the crew need before they can depart again?
Crew members are required to have a 10-hour rest period within each 24-hour cycle. The maximum duty day is 14 hours and must be followed by a 10-hour rest period at their hotel. When scheduling a flight, operators usually account for 12 hours of rest instead of 10. These extra two hours allow the crew time to get to their hotel, rest for the required time, and return to the airport.
How long does a fuel stop for a private jet flight take?
The average fuel stop takes 45–60 minutes. To speed up fuel stops, the operator, or pilots may call ahead, so a fuel truck is waiting for the aircraft on arrival. For smaller jets, a fuel stop can take as little as 30 minutes.
Will my private jet charter use the same airport as a commercial airline?
No. When you charter a private jet, you generally fly into a private airport. However, you could access the same airports as a commercial airline if you request to do so or if there are no private airport options. However, using a large mainstream airport like Los Angeles International or London Heathrow is often a bad choice for private jets, as flying to a smaller regional private airport is much faster and often makes for a more luxurious experience.
Is the age of an aircraft a safety factor?
Aircraft age is not a safety factor. However, if the aircraft is older and hasn’t been refurbished properly, it may cause flyers some inconvenience, such as overheating, faulty air conditioning, or faulty plumbing in the lavatory.
How much luggage am I allowed to bring on a private jet?
As a rule of thumb, each seat on a light or midsize jet equates to one passenger and one item of luggage. Each item of luggage is considered to be the standard 23 kilograms, or about 50 lbs. Large jets are designed for long-range trips, which typically involve longer stays, so you can carry more than one item of luggage per person.
Are there aircraft that are wheelchair accessible?
There are many aircraft that are wheelchair accessible. Most of them are large jets or above and have a straight aisle. If the jet has a zigzag aisle – like the Falcon 900 – it will be difficult to maneuver the wheelchair onboard the aircraft. You’ll also need the right type of wheelchair; many motorized wheelchairs won’t fit and can’t be collapsed. If this is the case, you’ll need a smaller, temporary wheelchair. Some aircraft operators have smaller wheelchairs that can be used. Please speak with your Paramount private jet expert to review your aircraft options.
Can I fly with large sums of cash?
Yes, you can. This is a common occurrence for many private jet clients. You can fly with up to $5 million in cash as long as you declare that cash when coming through customs. For domestic trips, there’s no limit and no need to declare it.
Which private jets come with flight attendants?
In the United States, large jets and above are required to have flight attendants onboard; in Europe, flight attendants are used on midsize jets and above. Flight attendants require their own seats. Larger jets and above have a jump seat near the cockpit for the flight attendant to use, meaning the attendant generally stays out of the cabin.
Which airports offer ramp access, allowing the client to drive their car right up to their private jet?
Private jet clients can often have a limo drive them right up to the private jet, or even drive their own car to the plane. That said, different airports have different policies, and some may not offer ramp access. Please speak with your Paramount Aviation Advisor to review your options for a given trip.
Do private jets come with Wi-Fi?
Many private jets do have Wi-Fi, and it’s increasingly available free of charge on U.S. domestic flights. On international flights, prices range from $3.00-$8.50 USD per megabyte used. This means that opening up social media sites that are rich in images and videos could quickly cost you $20 – and downloading a feature-length movie could cost thousands!
When is on-demand private jet charter better than buying a block of hours?
Private jet charter can be a lot cheaper than buying a block of hours for a one-way flight, as you can access floating fleets or an empty leg to reduce the cost. With a block of hours, the price covers a round trip. If you only fly one-way, you are effectively paying double.
What is a carbon-neutral flight?
Every aircraft burns jet fuel and emits a certain amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere. This can be offset via one of several carbon offset programs that allow private jet clients to purchase a certain number of carbon credits to offset the emissions from their flights. A carbon-neutral flight is one that offsets the carbon emissions it uses via a formal process.
Can I have a flexible departure time for my private jet flight?
Yes, it is possible to have a flexible departure when flying privately. Operators typically offer a 30-minute to two-hour window, but you can request a longer window as long as it doesn’t interfere with the maximum crew duty day or their next scheduled flight. Please confirm with your Paramount Aviation Advisor at the time of booking your jet.
When should I hire a Boeing Business Jet?
Boeing Business Jets (BBJs) have unique amenities that extend far beyond sheer size and are often equipped with 1-2 bedrooms and 2-3 bathrooms (one more of those bathrooms may even offer stand-up showers.) These airliner-based executive aircraft also feature tall or ‘stand-up’ cabins that are also longer and wider than more typical corporate aircraft.
How soon can I have a private jet ready from the time I call in the request?
Generally speaking, with as little as 4 hours of notice. However, we have had wheels up in as little as 32 minutes from the time our client called us to book the flight and had them in the air. It depends on a few factors, such as how long it takes for the pilots to arrive at the airport (generally, there is a 2-hour call-out time for the pilots), and whether the aircraft is ready to go at the airport with no repositioning needed. Our Jet Card members enjoy faster booking since they have funds on account and can confirm a flight with a simple email.
Can I access my luggage while in flight?
On most private jets, you will be able to access your luggage during the flight. That’s because luggage and passengers are situated on the same level. This is in contrast to commercial airlines, where checked luggage is stored in a cargo hold. On large private jets, luggage is often stored in a compartment behind the lavatory, which means easy access to your bags.
When are private jet charter landing and takeoff slots applicable?
A landing or takeoff slot is simply a small window of time in which your aircraft is scheduled to fly in or out of the airport. You will need a landing and takeoff slot if you fly to a high-density airport in the United States or one that is hosting a special event with a significant number of aircraft arriving and departing. If you’re flying internationally, you will need a landing and takeoff slot for all major European cities. Please check with your Paramount Aviation Advisor at the time of booking for a specific route.
What kind of in-flight catering is available on a private jet?
Other than the standard snacks and drinks, you can order local cuisine options for your catering on board. In short, anything that doesn’t need to be cooked can be ordered; hot food must be precooked and then warmed on board.
Can I bring pets with me on private jet flights?
Of course! Just let us know in advance. The majority of the operators and aircraft owners allow pets onboard. In some cases, a small cleaning fee may apply. That said, there are specific requirements that must be met when traveling with your pet, including making sure that all documentation and vaccination records for your pet(s) are correct and up-to-date. Dogs and cats must also be at least eight weeks old and weaned when traveling within the U.S.