The Malaga Airport is one of the busiest airports in Spain, right after the Madrid, Barcelona and Palma de Mallorca airports. It is the entry point to the entire region of Costa del Sol. Most people that are looking forward to their holiday in Costa del Sol first book a flight to Malaga City.
Malaga Airport is centrally located, which means it’s within a 30 to 60 minute drive from most places in Costa del Sol. It is just 8km from Malaga City, at a 10 minute drive from Torremolinos and just 15 minutes from Benalmadena. You could get to Malaga City within just a few minutes from the airport.
You can get to Fuengirola from the Malaga Airport in just 20 minutes, to Calahonda in 25 minutes and to Marbella in 30 minutes. The shopping paradise of Puerto Banus is only 40 minutes away, and Estepona at a drive of 60 minutes from the airport.
2016 was a very busy year for the Malaga Airport – a record 16,672,776 passengers passed through its terminals during this time with over 123,000 flights from more than 30 countries and 118 airports around the world.
Malaga Airport has been through transformational changes over the last few years with the addition of an extra runway to cater to the high number of flights coming here, and a new Terminal 3, to deal with the extra passengers. Terminals 2 and 3 handle most of the traffic, with the Terminal 1 used only for specific purposes.
There are a plenty of things you could do at the airport, such as having coffee at the Starbucks, which is packed with tourists 24 hours a day, or get refreshed at the Dani Garcia Deli Bar. You could ship for clothes and fashion accessories at the nearby Gap, Designual, and Victoria Secrets.
Finally, if you have a flight to the UK, you will need to go to the departure gate ‘C’. The gate ‘D’ is used for UK bound tourists during the summer. You should have a great time in Malaga!