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The new Bilbao Airport, designed by architect Santiago Calatrava, is one of the most important examples of Bilbao's recent modernisation and reflects the new vigour expressed by this city. The airport forms part of the important competitive offer of the Vizcaya capital, which has put into action one of the most significant urban projects in its history and includes the following: the Guggenheim Museum, the Euskalduna Palace, the Abandoibarra project, the underground, etc.

During 1999 and 2000, the extension of the two runways, a new aircraft parking platform, a new control tower and the new terminal were opened.

The new terminal, measuring 32,000 metres squared, will be able to handle four million passengers a year and three thousand in rush hour. This action is in response to the Bilbao Airport's constant increase in traffic. Its importance as a scheduled traffic airport is reflected in the fact that this type of traffic represents 93% of the total, 30% of which is international.

The main airport of Spain's Basque region, Bilbao airport is located 12 kilometres north of Bilbao city centre. The new terminal, whose four gates handle nearly 3 million passengers per annum, was designed by architect Santiago Calatrava and reflects Bilbao's recent efforts at modernization. The three-level terminal handles both international and domestic flights. Primary international carriers are British Airways, Easyjet and Iberia.

Airport Parking at Bilbao
A 500-space short-term car park is located directly opposite the terminal building. Long-term parking for 400 vehicles may be found just behind the short-term car park. There are designated parking spaces available for the mobility-impaired, as well as a pick-up and drop-off area at the terminal entrance.

Amenities at Bilbao Airport
Airport information booths are located on level P0 and level P2 (departures) of the terminal. A tourist help desk, a bank (open 6:00 - 23:00) and several ATM machines also may be found on the P2 departure level.

Bilbao Airport offers a selection of restaurants, cafes and bars, as well as duty-free and regular shops featuring products such as cosmetics, electronics, clothing and books. Two VIP lounges provide standard telecommunications links. Limited conference facilities are also available; contact the airport manager for further information (fax: +34 (0) 944 869 776).

Getting to and from Bilbao
The most direct route from Bilbao city centre is via one of the two Artxanda tunnels, which lead to the Corredor del Txorrieri motorway. Once there, simply follow the signs. Traffic permitting, the trip should take no more than 20 minutes.

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