Latest Malaga airport news in 2017

Development works for the airport just started. Will they affect your trip? Let’s see the details about those works and how could they affect your arrival or departure.

Latest Malaga airport news

While the airport is in development private vehicles will not be able to continue stopping next to terminal T3 as they were doing before. They will have to use the private express parking with 15 free minutes for passengers drop off.

The parking lot has 300 available places and it is located on the first floor, next to the departures hall.

Airport works focus on the development of the facilities and accesses for making it more comfortable for daily passengers. The express parking measure is not free of criticism and we can only wait until the high season to see how effective it can be after an important traffic increment.

Will this measure affect your trip?

This measure will affect all of you who plan to use a private vehicle for getting to  departures. If you are being delivered there by using a private transfer or courtesy bus, the vehicle will have to stop at the express parking for shorter than 15 minutes.

You have to take special attention to not spending more time than the free 15 minutes, if you pass it even by 1 minute you will have to pay full price. The price for 16 minutes is 1.79€.

Are there any alternatives? If getting there by car for delivering someone to departures you can use a parking next to the airport or the private airport parking.

For avoiding possible problems, remember that when taking a flight it is recommended getting to the airport with enough time, at least 2 hours before boarding time or 3 hours when boarding an international flight.

Who will not be affected?

Those of you who arrive to Malaga airport and booked a transfer from the airport or a rental car and need to wait the courtesy bus will not be affected. The place you must head to still the same (in the map is the orange walking route)

Malaga airport transport map for arrivals and departures

If you need to know more about this map or the arrival terminal, just check our guide.

March 2017 news

United Kingdom still being the main tourist market for Malaga airport, especially the flights from Gatwick airport.

There is an important increment not only from UK visitors, passengers from Germany have raised above 23%, Irish a 6% with also a light increment on flights, Danish increment is around 20% for both flights and passengers and Italy around 30% also for both passengers and flights.

The most important growth is from Sweden, swedish passengers and flights have increased around 60% with the Costa del Sol.

From the 26th of May the airline Delta Air Lines will fleet again a flight linking Malaga with JFK New York airport, so if you plan to visit Malaga during May or June you better book soon.

Older news

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.

delta airlines
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.

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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?

Raúl G.T
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Raúl G.T

Developer and content editor at Malagaweb.com
Travel blogger, web developer and content editor. Author of many of the travel guides and tips available online about Andalucia, Malaga and Spain.
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