Malaga Airport (Spanish: Aeropuerto de Málaga) is an international airport in the province of Malaga in the south of Spain. It is located about 8 km southwest of the city of Malaga.
Malaga is the main airport of the Costa del Sol. In the passenger statistics of all Spanish airports for the airport Málaga are listed almost 13 million passengers and thus it is in fourth place after Madrid, Barcelona and Mallorca.
Malaga Airport is located directly on the Mediterranean coast between Malaga and Torremolinos, 6 km away; the most important cities and resorts of the Costa del Sol and all the golf courses in Malaga are all situated within an hour by car.
Malaga airport has excellent infrastructure and all necessary facilities to facilitate the just-arrived passengers to find their way. There are various transport options, so you can rent a car at Malaga airport (car hire Malaga airport, they usually pick you at the terminal), or take the bus, taxi or train, located outside the terminal 3.
The airport is easily accessible from all coastal resorts along the Mediterranean Expressway A-7.
The new suburban train station is located directly in front of Terminal 3 and therefore passengers have easy and fast access to arrival and departure areas.
The suburban line C1 connects the airport with the city centre of Malaga, Torremolinos, Benalmadena and Fuengirola among other coastal resorts. There is a train every half hour and the journey time from Malaga city centre is about 15 minutes and from Fuengirola 35 minutes. The train connects furthermore with the main train station Maria Zambrano with access to high-speed train AVE to Seville, Cordoba and Madrid and as well as many other regional and national connections.
Please note that Fuengirola is the last stop, so if you want to go Marbella, you have to take the shuttle bus from Malaga airport to Marbella. The bus stop is situated outside the arrival hall of Terminal 3.
In April 2010 was opened the new Terminal 3. The low-cost airlines Ryanair and Easyjet launch from Terminal 2 and most of the other airlines from Terminal 3. In the T3 are located the majority of tour operators and passengers now have a wide selection of shops, cafes and restaurants.
The newly constructed Terminal 3 in Malaga airport is expansive, transparent and very generous in space and you find your way around easily. Procedures are swiftly in both departure and on arrival. The range of shops and restaurants has improved greatly and is on an international standard.
In the new Terminal 3 are located more than 50 shops, such as Adidas, Adolfo Dominguez, Björn Borg, Burberry, Cottet, El Caballo, Ferrari, Hugo Boss, Lacoste, Longchamp, MCS Marlboro Classic, Polo Jeans, Ralph Lauren and Travel Mate. Another duty-free shop is also available in Terminal 2.
Numerous airlines offer cheap flights to Malaga from many cities in Spain, Europe and the world. Often there are great deals for those who want to visit the Costa del Sol.
Malaga is served by a total of 112 airports. Most routes are in the European Union. London-Gatwick is the airport with most passengers, followed by Manchester, Dublin, London-Luton, Paris Charles De Gaulle and Brussels. All major airlines and low-cost airlines are flying to the airport.
The airport of Malaga is equipped for disabled people. The accessibility is guaranteed everywhere. People with disabilities can call the dedicated service hotline for further information. (Telephone numbers: 902 404 704 and (+34) 91 321 10 00). The airport has nine marked central meeting places, in which people with disabilities find contact and support. Passengers with reduced mobility should contact their airline before starting their flight in order to discuss any special features.
Malaga airport offers a variety of cultural activities, which all have to do with the development of aviation. The National Museum of airports and air traffic houses 1500 exhibits from all over Spain, in relation with the development of aviation.
In addition, there are temporary exhibitions of artists presenting their works. Wi-Fi access is available throughout the airport.
Malaga Airport was once one of the sites of the first airline in Spain (1919). The line - which was operated by the French company Lignes Aériennes Latécoère - flew the route Toulouse, Barcelona, Alicante, Malaga and Casablanca. Of the three airports that emerged at that time, only the airport of Malaga is located on its original site.