Welcome to Malaga Airport Guide (AGP), the best online, up-to-date guide to Malaga Airport & The Costa Del Sol you will find. Whether you live here, are a frequent traveller, coming to study or if you are just visiting for your summer holidays, we hope you will find all the information you need to make your journey run as smoothly as possible.
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What a year 2017 has been so far with the highest number of passengers passing through the airport. July and August this year both had increases of over 11% on the 2016 numbers. We can´t wait to see the final numbers of 2017. The roads were busy, the restaurants were packed and generally a great atmosphere everywhere along the Costa Del Sol. We can see via our social media sites that people are already planning their half term trips and Christmas Holidays to the Costa del Sol.
The clocks have changed and it really does feel like winter on its way. It´s now getting dark around 6.30pm and the temperatures have dropped especially in the evenings. The Airport is a lot quieter but we still advise to arrive at the airport in good time as flights are being called up to 1 hour before departure. Christmas is on its way and Malaga at Christmas is absolutely beautiful, make sure you visit the Malaga Christmas lights.
Malaga is the fourth busiest Airport in Spain, just behind Madrid, Barcelona and Palma de Mallorca. Last year (2016), Malaga Airport handled a record breaking 16,672,776 number of passengers, an increase of 15.7% with 123,000 flight operations an increase of 13.6% on 2015. You can see Malaga Statistics for 2017 here.
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). It´s brilliant if you fancy a weekend away in Malaga City, which we highly recommend!
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. 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 too high, or maybe you fancy travelling through Spain and seeing some other fabulous places. Well, there is Granada & Seville Airports (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.
Malaga Airport Guide is written by residents here on the Costa Del Sol. We have been here since 2003 when this guide was born providing you with the best, most informative, up-to-date information possible, along with our personal stories, travel experiences and knowledge of living here on the Costa Del Sol. If you have any questions or queries, come and chat to us and over 17,000 other people on our Facebook page and we also have The Costa Del Sol Travel Forum