Qatar Airways has announced it will move its operations at Madrid Barajas International Airport to Terminal 4 (T4) from 16 January 2012.

All Qatar Airways’ departures and arrivals will switch to T4 from the effective date.

The Doha-based carrier’s move from Terminal 1 to Terminal 4 will allow passengers access to improved amenities, enhanced baggage facilities, as well as a wider selection of restaurants and retail shopping outlets.

The city of Madrid conveniently connects to T4 by metro, buses and train, and passengers can also take advantage of the ample parking facilities available at Barajas Airport.

Operated by Iberia Airport Services (IBAS), T4 is considered to be one of the world’s most modern and best equipped terminals.

Thanks to the commercial agreement reached with Spanish national carrier Iberia, all Qatar Airways passengers will be able to seamlessly connect to their domestic flights operated from T4.

The terminal move will also see the change to IBAS for Qatar Airways’ ground handling, passenger and ramp handling services. Qatar Airways check-in counters at Terminal 4 will be 910 to 917.

Additionally, passengers flying in Qatar Airways’ Business Class will have access to Iberia’s exclusive VIP lounge, which features Five Star facilities including a business centre, a variety of dining areas, WiFi internet access and televisions throughout, and much more.