Flight Operations To Barcelona


Flight Operations to Barcelona

Niamh McNamara | - 05/16/2016
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Flight Operations to Barcelona: As the capital city of Catalonia, Barcelona is an attractive business aviation destination, particularly in the summer months.

Most recently, the Spanish Grand took place at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, attracting F1 fans from all over the world.

Here’s what you need to know when planning operations to Barcelona.


Barcelona – El Prat Airport 

  • N 41° 17.8′   E 02° 04.7′
  • Mag Var: 1.4°W
  • Elevation: 14′
  • Fuel: 100LL, Jet A-1
  • Time Zone Info: GMT+1:00 uses DST

Private Flights

  • Overflight permits are not required
  • Landing permits are required

Non-Scheduled Commercial Flights

  • Overflight permits are not required
  • Landing permits are required

Slot approval should be requested by an agent in advance in order to attain desired slots.

There are no parking restrictions.

The most congested or peak hours on LEBL are from 0900-1200 UTC & 1900-2000 UTC.


  • For LEBL UAS offer supply via truck/bowser and hydrant fuel delivery, the type will depend on the different parking stand
  • JET A1 readily available

There are no significant NOTAMs at this time.

Note: Information about Third Country Operation Rules – TCO

New European regulation for extra-communitarian operator Regulation EU 452/2014

Transition Period from 26 May 2015 to 26 Nov 2016, TCOs shall apply to EASA for a TCO authorization process before the end of the transition period. EU member states reserve the right to deny the issuance of operating permits to TCO who cannot demonstrate they apply to EASA for a TCO authorization.


Non-EU passengers

Some non-EU passport holders are allowed to enter and remain in the European Union for up to three months without a visa. It’s important to check whether your nationality is included in this category prior to your trip.

If not, you will need to organize a visa prior to arrival in the EU. For more information see http://ec.europa.eu/

EU passengers

  • A Passport or EU country ID allows for a stay of up to 90 days without visa
  • An extension of stay is possible for visa exempt visitors

EU crew

  • A Passport or EU country ID and crew airline ID are required
  • An extension of stay is possible for visa exempt visitors

Non-EU crew

  • A Passport is required
  • All crew members are required to be listed on a General Declaration and hold an airline identity card


Passports or any passport replacing documents issued more than ten years prior to the date of travel will not be accepted.

Tourists must hold proof of sufficient funds to cover their stay in the EU and those without a return or onward ticket could be refused entry.


Import regulations

Free import to passengers arriving in mainland Spain (including the Balearic Islands but excluding the Canary Islands) with goods purchased within the EU which are for personal use only.

  • For tobacco products: 800 cigarettes or 400 cigarillos (max. 3g each) or 200 cigars or 1kg smoking tobacco.
  • For alcoholic beverages: 10 liters of spirits over 22% or 20 liters of alcoholic beverages less than 22% or 90 liters of wine (no more than 60 liters of sparkling wine) or 110 liters of beer.

Free import to passengers arriving in mainland Spain (including the Balearic Islands) from non-EU Member States (including the Canary Islands, Ceuta and Melilla, the Channel Islands, Gibraltar and other similar territories) or to passengers arriving in the Canary Islands.

  • For tobacco products: 200 cigarettes or 100 cigarillos (max. 3g each) or 50 cigars or 250g of smoking tobacco or a proportional assortment.
  • For alcohol: 1 liter of spirits over 22%, or non-denatured ethyl alcohol with more than 80% volume or 2 liters of spirits or aperitifs made of wine or similar beverages less than 22% volume, or sparkling wines or liqueur wines or a proportional mix of these products.
  • In addition to this: 4 liters of wine, 16 liters of beer and medicines in proportion to the traveler’s needs.

Additional goods up to a total value of EUR 430 per adult and EUR 150 for under 15s is also allowed.


Products of animal origin not originating from an EU Member State, Andorra, Liechtenstein, Norway, San Marino or Switzerland are not permitted to be imported into an EU Member State, with the exception of limited amounts from Andorra, Faroe Islands, Greenland, Iceland and small amounts of specific products from other countries.

For full details, please see or refer to the website of the European Union, http://europa.eu/

For full details please see Terms & Definitions, section 5. Customs, or refer to the website of the European Union, http://europa.eu/

Export regulations

  • Free export of moderate quantities of tobacco products and alcoholic beverages
  • There are no restrictions from the Canary Islands

For support with your Flight Operations to Barcelona, contact dxb@uas.aero