Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport has been closed to air traffic due to heavy snowfall
Update 22:00 - January 9, 2021: Madrid Airport remains closed until Sunday. On January 10, in the first part of the day, the situation will be assessed and it will be decided whether to open or not.
Today, January 9, 2021, Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport was closed to air traffic due to heavy snowfall. According to the Spanish Ministry of the Interior, Madrid airport will be closed until 23:00 local time.
Authorities had to close Madrid-Barajas Adolfo Suárez Airport due to heavy snowfall, which affected visibility, the condition of the platforms and runways.
The "Filoma" storm will continue to bring heavy snow on the territory of Spain until Sunday evening. A red snow code has been issued for the communities of Madrid and Castilla la Mancha.
Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport has been closed
Unlike roads, aviation safety requirements require the clearance of runways and platforms under strict controls. Airlines are working to provide solutions to passengers, and Aena has allowed spaces in T4 and T1 for passengers with special needs and families.
At this point, subway from Madrid it is the only functional means of transport for those who want to leave Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport.
Aena advises passengers not to travel to Madrid-Barajas Airport. It is also recommended to check the flights with the air operators before traveling to any other airport if the flight is intended for Madrid.