Malaga airport news in 2018 brings us information about the statistics from last year and the new rules of some airlines. Continue reading for more information.
Ryanair will charge for hand luggage
The Irish company Ryanair has decided to charge for cabin baggage from November 2018 onwards. 10 Euros for being able to travel with hand luggage and only to be able to take up 2 packages those passengers who have priority boarding.
A small bag fitting under the seat will be free of charge. Only those who book a priority fare (plus 8 euro) will be able to bring also a cabin luggage up to 10kg, others will have to pay 10€ for storing the same luggage into the airplane hold.
When asked, the airline state it is for speeding the flight preparation and avoidance of delays, who knows how other airlines do to be ontime with free cabin luggage.
This news has found conflicting opinions between those who prefer to check in all the luggage and those who prefer to carry a cabin suitcase and a backpack or handbag.
How to acquire the priority boarding or which other airline to choose? I’ll tell you about it in another blog post.
Contact with Ryanair
If you are not sure what you can or cannot bring, please contact Ryanair at Malaga airport. The check-in counter is located in the area of Terminal T2, floor P1.
*I recommend not to use Ryanair’s contact phones. Call price ranges from 0.13 Euros in Spain to 1€ per minute in other countries.
New connections between Malaga and the Middle East
The airline Saudia Airlines will begin to operate flights linking Malaga with Riyadh and Jeddah from 9 June. The frequency will be 2 flights per week for each route with a technical stop in Casablanca.
The flight to Jeddah will take place on Mondays and Thursdays until 10 September, and to Riyadh on Wednesdays and Saturdays until 8 September.
Another new connection is between Malaga and Doha from 4 June. There will be 4 weekly connections by Qatar Airways.
New airline at Malaga airport
The great demand from the Nordic countries with the Costa del Sol has led the airline SAS (Sweden Scandinavian Airlines System) to establish new bases at Malaga airport and London.
Swedish tourism has increased by more than 40% since 2016, in 2017 more flights are expected from Sweden and other Nordic countries to Malaga.
New flights between Malaga and France
The airline Air France will connect Malaga airport with the south of France. Through the low-cost airline Transavia will link Lyon with the Costa del Sol.
It is also planned to increase the number of flights between Malaga and Paris-Orly airport from 3 to 9 flights per week.
The route between Malaga and Charles de Gaulle airport maintains its 21 weekly flights.
Malaga airport statistics in 2017
In 2017 the airport has experienced the largest traffic in its history with more than 18 million passengers and a total of 137092 operations. These figures show a growth of 11.7% in passengers and 10.8 more in landing and take-off operations.
As in recent years, the trend is for the United Kingdom to be in first place among the leading nationalities. Germany, the Netherlands and France follow at some distance. The Costa del Sol is undoubtedly a very attractive destination for the British, who choose it every year as a place to spend their holidays.
Malaga has been one of the fastest growing destinations last year. This has led to an increase in the demand for accommodation, so we recommend booking and planning well in advance.
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