Today Elena Mayoral, director for Madrid airport, is welcoming the passenger 1000 million at the airport.
Nowadays there are tens of airlines flying to nearly 200 destinations in 65 countries and 45 million travellers go through the airport every year. Recently it was the 80th aniversary of the first commercial flight which took place on May 14 1933, when a Fokker VII/3M landed at Barajas Airport.
But it was LAPE, which would become Iberia later, the airline that started schedule operations to Barcelona and Sevilla with 8 passenger and 2 crew members which fitted in that aircraft.
The “Madrid International Airport” operated a total of 378 flights in 1933, transporting 2,873 passengers. Today, the passenger 1000 million is expected at the airport.