Bilbao (BIO) Airport
Bilbao BIO Airport Overview
BIO is located 12 km north of Bilbao, accessible from Bilbao's city center exit of Highway A8 and proceeding from there on the most direct route via Alameda Recalde. After La Salve bridge, on the left-hand side, enter one of the Artxanda tunnels and on exiting into the Corredor del Txorrieri, which is the dual carriageway, the direction to the airport is clearly signposted.
With two runways and an estimated 4.2 million passengers annually, Bilbao Airport is served by a host of national & international, regular & low-cost airlines, offering flights to European cities and beyond. Seasonal charter flights are available to popular vacation destinations.
Bilboa Airport has one large passenger terminal has a sleek design, with two symmetrical wings and a sharp tip at its center. There is a dramatic viewing gallery raised above the baggage claim area, where visitors can gather to greet their arriving passengers and watch as they collect their baggage and leave the terminal:
The lower level: Arriving passengers at Bilbao Airport's terminal access an open-plan baggage reclaim lounge on the ground floor of the passenger terminal. Information offices, hotel reservation offices and other services are located around this area. The P0 level has 7 baggage carousels, divided into Schengen/non-Schengen flights. After collecting their luggage, passengers then exit the building to a square covered by a 38-meter overhanging projection supporting the access road.
The upper level: Access to the Departure floor on the upper level is via a five-lane bridge (a projection of 38 meters). Here 36 check-in desks are arranged in the shape of a fan, and 23 airlines have their ticket counters there.. Once check-in is completed, you enter the shopping & service area, followed by the security checks, and into the pre-boarding area. Boarding gates 1 - 6 are on level P1, while gates 7 - 12 are on P0. From the pre-boarding area you can access either the mezzanine leading to the air bridges, or the remote boarding lounges on the ground floor. The Departures hall on level P2 can be accessed directly from the upper road.
Future Airport Developments: The Airport has ongoing work to expand the terminal building, its facilities and the carparks, so as to double the current capacity to 8 million passengers. This project is expected to be completed by 2014.
Loiu/Vizcaya, Basque Region, E-48180
- Website for Bilbao: http://www.aena-aeropuertos.es/csee/Satellite/Aeropuerto-Bilbao/en/Home.html
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- Phone: +34 91 321 1000