Malaga Airport is located 8 km from the city centre with excellent communication links to the Costa del Sol. It is one of the oldest Spanish airports as well as being one of the original locations of the first airline founded in Spain in 1919.
Most of the traffic handled by the airport is from the European Union. London-Gatwick is the destination with the greatest number of passengers, followed by Manchester, Dublin, London-Luton, Paris Charles De Gaulle and Brussels.
Malaga Airport also has scheduled flights to the rest of Spain, most significantly to Madrid-Barajas, Barcelona and Palma de Mallorca and is currenlty undergoing a major infrastructure upgrade, both in the terminal area and on the airfield, as part of “Plan Malaga”.
In 2008, it handled 12,813,764 passengers, 119,807 flight operations and 4,799 tonnes of cargo.
The following airlines have direct flights from Malaga’s Airport:
Air Nostrum Líneas Aéreas del Mediterráneo
Condor Delta Airlines
Easy Jet Switzerland
Norwegian Air Shuttle*
Scandinavian Airlines (SAS)
Swiss International Air Lines Ltd
Thomas Cook Belgium
Thomas Cook UK