Orbitz.com can help you find cheap flights from Belo Horizonte, the cosmopolitan capital city of Minas Gerais in the southeast region of Brazil. Travelers depart from one of the area's two airports. Tancredo Neves International Airport, also known as Aeroporto Internacional Tancredo Neves and formerly known as Confins International Airport, is located at Rodovia MG 010 S/N, approximately 24 miles from the downtown area. This airport offers direct flights to the United States, Europe, the Caribbean and other major cities in Brazil on American Airlines, Webjet, Avianca Brazil, TAM Airlines, Copa Airlines, Gol Airlines and many others. Belo Horizonte/Pampulha-Carlos Drummond de Andrade Airport is located at Belo Horizonte-MG, approximately five miles from the city center. This airport offers domestic service to other cities in Brazil on Passaredo Linhas Aereas and TRIP Linhas Aereas.
There is a big, uncovered parking lot available right outside of Tancredo Neves International Airport. However, the lot is subcontracted, so the operator can set its own prices, which the airport does not advertise or control. The airport merely states that the prices are in line with the local market. However, rates should be approximately R$4 for the first hour, with a day rate of R$30 for the first day.
Tancredo Neves International Airport is connected to the Belo Horizonte downtown area by express bus. The Conexao Aeroporto express bus costs approximately R$18. There is also an express bus that connects Tancredo Neves International Airport to Belo Horizonte/Pampulha-Carlos Drummond de Andrade Airport that costs approximately R$45. There is regular public bus service and taxis available at both airports. The majority of the taxis in the city use white cars, so they are easy to spot. Taxi service from Tancredo to the city center will cost approximately R$90. At the airports, you can also hire a car in advance. These cars are dark blue. You can also rent a car at the airports from car rental companies such Avis, Budget, Hertz, Localiza and Unidas.
Tancredo Neves International Airport has limited dining options available if you want to grab a bite before a flight. Your best bet is to eat before you get to the airport at a downtown option such as Restaurante Xapuri. Orbitz.com can help you find bargain dining options in the area as well as help you book tickets on cheap flights from Belo Horizonte.
Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia, is the second largest city in Spain and has a population of over 1.6 million. Flights to Barcelona arrive at the Barcelona El Prat Airport, located about 11 miles from the center of the city. The airport is one of the top 10 busiest in Europe, with over 34 million passengers passing through it in 2011. Some of the airlines flying into El Prat Airport include Aeroflot, Air France, British Airways, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines, with most offering reservation services with great deals for budget travelers through Orbitz.com.
Travel from the airport to the downtown area is available by commuter train, taxi and the city's bus services. The rail service connects Terminal 2 at the airport to the Barcelona Metro, while a bus service is available every 10 minutes. The train takes 27 minutes, while buses take approximately 35 minutes to make the journey to the downtown area. Bus and metro tickets cost about $16 and include transfers, with the ability to use the ticket on both transport types. Taxis can be caught in front of each of the airport's terminals. More than one suitcase or larger items will incur an additional transport fee when using the city taxis.
Those traveling to Barcelona should expect mild seasonal weather conditions, with summer temperatures ranging from lows in the mid-50s to highs in the low 80s. During the winter, temperatures drop to the mid-teens, with highs generally around the low to mid-40s. Those enjoying summers in Barcelona should need nothing more than a light jacket on cooler evenings, while those visiting in the winter should wear moderate to heavy clothing with a heavy jacket to ward off the cold.
Barcelona is a city that devotes much of its entertainment energy to the arts, offering live music and theatre in a variety of genres. There's everything from opera at the Gran Teatre del Liceu opera house to the annual three-day Sonar pop music festival. Sports are also a major attraction for those taking flights to Barcelona, as it's the home of the world-famous football team FC Barcelona along with professional basketball and rugby teams.
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