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As the busy season for 2016 gets underway, we can already feel that this is going to be a bumper year. It has been so busy that Malaga even had to open its second runway at Easter (the earliest it has opened during the year), to cope with all the news flights and passengers passing through.
It has also just been announced that Malaga is now the third busiest Airport in Spain for Low Cost Flying, just behind Barcelona and Madrid. In 2015 Malaga handled over 14 million passengers with 108.897 flight operations, we can’t wait to see the final numbers for 2016!
Malaga Airport has changed so much over the years and is now a large modern airport with some great shops, restaurants, cafes and facilities. Located just 8km from Malaga City, it is also the main airport for all resorts on the Costa Del Sol; Torremolinos (10 minutes), Benalmadena (15 minutes), Fuengirola (20 minutes), Calahonda (25 minutes), Marbella (30 minutes), Puerto Banus (40 minutes) and Estepona (60 minutes). So it is absolutely brilliant if you fancy a weekend away in Malaga City, which we highly recommend, you can literally be there within a few minutes!
The airport is made up of three terminals. T1, T2 & T3. T1 is hardly used any more. T2 & T3 are where the UK flights depart and arrive and are connected. It´s just one huge area so please do not panic about travelling from one terminal to another, like in the UK. Once you are through security there are plenty of places to eat and drink including Starbucks and Dani Garcia Deli Bar. There also some pretty good shopping including Victoria Secrets, Gap and Desigual. There is also Passport Control to bear in mind, so don’t spend too long in the shops and keep an eye on your gate and boarding time! If you are on a flight to the UK you will need to head towards the departure gates marked C (or D in the summer!). All internal flights leave from the gates marked D.
Whilst we hope that you choose to travel through Malaga Airport, which is the best airport for many destinations on the Costa Del Sol, maybe the flight times don’t work for you, the cost is to high, or maybe you fancy travelling through Spain and seeing some other fabulous places? Well there is Granada Airport (2 hours away), Seville Airport (2 hours away), Jerez Airport (1.5 hours away) and also Gibraltar Airport which is actually closer to areas like Tarifa, Manilva, Duquesa and Estepona. If you want any advice on places to visit, just ask. Andalucia is a fantastic area to travel around with some great cities to see.
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