Hi and welcome!
This issue is new for me, I though the european tourists had to take the flight from the new Terminal T3 instead terminal T2, maybe it is a temporal arrangement for a few flight companies like Ryanair, but Im not sure about this.
Thank you very much for this useful information!
Edited to add a blog post with telephone numbers and sms service for getting information about airlines, looks like some of them still have to move to the new terminal.
More useful information: Malaga airport T3
Hi there! Although the first post dates already a few months back, I believe this information will be useful for all future visitors of Malaga who haven´t passed yet through Malaga Airport since it has been expanded.
The T2 at Malaga airport is still fully operational and handles all UK low cost companies, such as Ryanair. From the new T3 are leaving only flights from British airways.
Once you have checked in at Terminal 2 you will be directed along a long corridor via a “Travelator” (this passenger conveyor belt) to Terminal 3 to clear security and enter the passenger only zone which contains the duty free shops and boarding gates. This is because these facilities in Terminal 2 currently are closed for refurbishment. Thus, this is a temporary situation, buy I am not sure how long it will last. When are travelling only with hand luggage and have already your boarding pass, you can go straight to the T3, which will save you a lot of walking.