A reduction of airport taxes up to 11% has been foreseen in all the Spanish airports until the year 2021, probably it will last even after that year.
Every passenger pay charges when buying a ticket corresponding to airlines expenses in airport taxes.
A discounted charge of 11% would transform in a flight ticket discount of around a 6%.
Including this discount or not into the flight ticket is something every company will have to decide by their own. Some airlines like Ryanair or British Airways already said that any discount on airport charges will be passed to the customer.
February’s news from the airport
If we look back to January we can check that statistics just starting the year 2017 show us an increment of 18,4% in passengers since last year during that month.
The increment of international travelers coming through the airport has increased a 21%. A record in low season that could foretell a great mid and high season this year.
The airlines British Airways and Jet2 just announced new direct flights to Malaga.
British Airways will add direct flights from Birmingham and Bristol while Jet2 will connect the Irish cities of Edinburg and Glasgow with the capital of the Costa del Sol.
The new connections will not affect the flights both companies already have with Malaga airport.
January’s news from the airport
Latest Malaga airport news from January were related to the cold wave in Malaga. The temperature feeling in the morning was of -1ºC while the real temperature was 4ºC in the morning.
News from the airport were also related to the traffic comparison of 2016 with 2015:
The most demanding countries flying to Malaga in 2016 are on this order:
- British (with 5.493.245 passengers is the most demanding country of the list)
- German (1.445.358)
- French (1.066.004)
- Holland (882.266)
- Ireland (723.629)
- Belgium (710.319)
Among the countries where the flights increased more compared to 2015 are:
- Hungary with a 96,1% increment compared to 2015
- Portugal with a 47,5%
- United States with a 45%
- Poland with a 37,3%
- Luxembourg with a 35,4%
- Denmark with a 34,4%
- Israel with a 30,6%
- Holland with a 26,9%
- Canada with a 22,6%
Past news from 2016
Some of the news below has been confirmed for 2017, Turkish will keep 2 daily flights in summer between Malaga and Istanbul and one daily flight the rest of the year.
Turkish Airlines will double the number of weekly flights between Malaga and Istanbul
From 1 daily flight to 2 flights daily with a total of 14 weekly flights. Turkey is an important link between Europe and the Asian continent and so it is expected an increment of visitors in both directions between Malaga and Asia.
Flights from northern to southern Spain
Malaga gained a consolidated confidence as a tourist destination over last year from northern Spain with an amount of visitors similar to 2015 taking a flight to Malaga from Bilbao airport.
Flights between Malaga and New york starting in May
Already last year was a great success for this airline and this year it aims to offer up to 18% more seats for both ways, those who want to visit the United States and for the Americans who want to enjoy a great holiday in the Costa del Sol, a holiday destination which is increasing its value in that country.
There are plans for flights during all the year between New York and Malaga from 2018 in advance.
Malaga airport news about growth of visitors
The latest news from Malaga airport highlight the growth in visitor numbers up to 20% over the previous year only in the month of December, a growth rate that has remained during the winter and a 13,6% growth comparing the year 2016 with 2015…Malaga is a good destination for your holidays throughout the year and every time more and more tourists know about this.
Flights during the summer increase to accommodate a higher number of passengers but I always recommend to book well in advance: flights, rental cars and accommodation…try always to avoid surprises by booking at least one or two months in advance.
Finally if you are looking for your holiday destination with beach, good weather and a wide tourist offer with activities for both active, rural or beach tourism Malaga is a highly recommended option to consider … Do you already know Malaga?
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