Málaga Airport

Málaga Airport
Málaga Airport
Aeropuerto de Málaga
Aeropuerto de Malaga.jpg
Airport type Public
Operator Aena
Serves Costa del Sol
Location Málaga, Spain
Hub for
Elevation AMSL 16 m / 52 ft
Coordinates 36°40′30″N 004°29′57″W / 36.675°N 4.49917°W / 36.675; -4.49917Coordinates: 36°40′30″N 004°29′57″W / 36.675°N 4.49917°W / 36.675; -4.49917
AGP is located in Andalusia
Location within Andalusia
Direction Length Surface
m ft
13/31 3,200 10,500 Asphalt
Statistics (2010)
Passengers 12,064,616
Passenger change 09-10 increase3.8%
Aircraft Movements 105,631
Movements change 09-10 increase2.0%
Sources: Passenger Traffic, AENA[1]
Spanish AIP, AENA[2]

Málaga Airport (IATA: AGPICAO: LEMG), also known as Malaga Costa Del Sol Airport and Pablo Ruiz Picasso Airport,[3] is the fourth busiest airport in Spain[1] after Madrid-Barajas, Barcelona and Palma de Mallorca. It is an important airport for Spanish tourism as it is the main international airport serving the Costa Del Sol. It is 8 km (5.0 mi) southwest[2] of Málaga and 5 km (3.1 mi) north of Torremolinos. The airport has flight connections to over 60 countries worldwide, and over 12 million passengers passed through it in 2010.[1]

The airport operates with three terminals. The third terminal adjacent to the previous two opened on 15 March 2010.[4] A second runway is expected to be complete and fully operational by the beginning of 2012.[5]

Málaga Airport is the international airport of Andalucia accounting for 85 percent of its international traffic and is the only one offering a wide variety of international destinations. The airport, connected to the Costa Del Sol, has a daily link with twenty cities in Spain and over one hundred cities in Europe. Direct flights also operate to Africa, the Middle East and also to North America in the summer season.


History and development

Málaga Airport is one of the oldest Spanish airports that has stayed in its original location.

Málaga Airport in the early 2000s, viewing the east side of Pier B showing gates B11 B13, B15 and B17

Málaga Airport opened on 9 March 1919. After test flights, the first scheduled air service from Málaga began on 1 September 1919 when Didier Daurat began regular flights between Toulouse, Barcelona, Alicante, Tangier and Casablanca.[6]

In 1937, Málaga Airport became a military base. Training academies for the Air Force were set up, under the command of Republican Don Abelardo Moreno Miró.

On 12 July 1946, the airport was opened to international civil passenger flights, and was classified as a custom post.

The single runway was extended in the 1960s, and a new terminal was erected in the centre of the site. During this period of development, new navigational equipment was installed, including radar system at the end of the decade, in 1970.

The airport was given its current title in 1965. In 1968 a new passenger terminal was opened. In 1972 a second passenger terminal was opened to cater specifically for non-scheduled traffic. An increase in companies offering package holidays (around 30 by 1965) meant that this type of traffic was providing an increasing proportion of the airport's business. The terminal was very similar to the ones that were built in Palma de Mallorca, Alicante, Ibiza and Girona.

Control Tower at Málaga Airport, built in 2002

In 1995, the old passenger building was converted into a general aviation terminal, and a new hangar for large aircraft maintenance was built to the north of the airport site. Also constructed was a terminal specifically catering for cargo traffic a year later, along with a hangar for maintenance of big aircraft.

In 1997 an enlargement of the parking of gates was built and fuel systems were added at all the gates.

The airport's domestic departures section once had the head office of Binter Mediterraneo.[7]

In November 2002 a new control tower was built with a height of 54m,.[8]

In 2004 the "Málaga Plan" was started, including ideas for construction of a new terminal, and a new runway.

In November 2005 Monarch opened a base at Málaga.[9] It based an Airbus A320-200 there which operated scheduled services were added to Aberdeen, Blackpool and Newquay. However, due to their routes being unpopular, the base was closed in 2007.

In March 2007, Clickair opened a base at Málaga after announcing a new route to Barcelona. The base has remained since the airline merged with Vueling.

On 26 February 2009, Ándalus Líneas Aéreas started operations from Málaga, but then ceased opeartons in August 2010. This was the only airline that had their main base at Málaga.

On 16 December 2009, low cost carrier Ryanair announced a base at this airport. This would be their 38th base with an additional 19 routes, bringing Ryanair's total routes from Málaga to 39. The base opened on 23 June 2010. An extra route to Barcelona was announced after the planned opening of their Barcelona base.

On 15 March 2010, the new Terminal 3 was completed. It was opened by King Juan Carlos of Spain, opening to public use the following day.

On 10 September 2010, the suburban train station at Málaga Airport was opened, providing access to catch a train to Málaga from Terminal 3.


Málaga Airport has three terminals, adjacent to each other. There is also a General Aviation Terminal and a Cargo Terminal. The terminals have a total of 164 check-in desks, and have a total of 48 boarding gates of which 26 have airbridges. Although certain airlines check-in at certain terminals, all flights leave from Terminal 3.

Terminal 1

Terminal 1 (styled as T1) was used for flights to non-Schengen destinations, along with flights to Ceuta and Mellila. On 16 March 2010, flights to non-Schengen destinations moved to Pier C in Terminal 3 and flights to Ceuta and Mellila moved to Pier D, leaving Terminal 1 operating no flights. When the new terminal opened, the airline Jet2 checked in their luggage there, but now this is done in Terminal 2. It opened on 30 June 1972.[10] Terminal 1 can be accessed from the Terminal 2 check-in hall, but there is little there as all the shops are closed. However, the terminal 1 baggage hall is still open and some airlines sometimes use it, although they also use another terminal. Air Europa particularly does this.

The terminal is due to be refurbished, and has received new check-in desks, along with a new baggage reclaim carousel. There are four gates, numbered B32, B34, B36 and B38, of which can also be accessed from Terminal 2. However they are rarely used.

The terminal 1 baggage hall was shown in the episode "The Return of the Seven: Part 1" in series 2 of Auf Wiedersehen, Pet.

Terminal 2

Terminal 2.

Terminal 2 (styled as T2) was opened on 30 November 1991, known as the Pablo Ruiz Picasso terminal. The building was designed by architect Ricardo Bofill, and was built to be operated in combination with the pre-existing passenger terminal. It has three floors and a basement, the second floor is for departures and the ground floor is for arrivals. The first floor is used for the lower level for Pier B, and for alleyways leading to arrivals. The basement is for the Rent-A-Car pickup desks. To complete the terminal, a building was built for car parking and Rent-A-Car, which were built right next to the entrance of the Departures and Arrivals lounges.[11]

Pier B. All of the airlines parked here (except Ryanair) no longer use this pier.

Pier B was used for flights to Mainland Europe and the rest of the world while Pier C was used for flights to the UK and Ireland, however some flights destined for the UK and Ireland occasionally used Pier B. The flights to mainland Europe did not apply to Blue Air, as they left from Pier C. Pier B and Pier C are now in Terminal 3 (same building however).

Development work was completed on the Terminal in 2008. The original structure leading to Pier C in departures was demolished and relocated, to allow building work for Terminal 3. However, it has now closed and Pier C is now accessed from the new Terminal building.

Work in the terminal had to be done before the new terminal opened. Because terminal 1 was due to close, all of the gate numbers had to be changed. The only gate that kept its original gate number was B16. The last flight to use the original gate numbers, was an Aer Lingus flight to London Gatwick.

When the new terminal opened, Terminal 2 changed. The arrivals waiting area was closed to allow passengers to transfer themselves between terminals. This area now has three extra baggage carousels. Most of the alleyway was closed off and a new part was created, of which it now has a brand new passport control and a new set of escalators.

Terminal 2 has had renovation since the new terminal has opened. Although work has not finished, the arrivals floor of Terminal 2 was refurbished in early 2011. There is also currently works on the old shopping area which is currently closed off. The total cost for all of the refurbishment work is 2,567,700 euros.[12]

Terminal 3

Inside Pier D, opened on 15 March 2010

Terminal 3 (styled as T3) is a new terminal at Málaga Airport. Plans for construction started in 2001 and construction started in 2004. It was expected to open in 2008 but it was delayed to 2009. It was opened on 15 March 2010 by King Juan Carlos.[13]

The new terminal building at Málaga Airport has been designed by the architect Bruce S Fairbanks. The terminal was built to increase tourism around the Costa Del Sol, and to expand the airport due to increasing number of passengers. The cost of developing the new terminal is 410 million euros. It is adjacent to Terminal 2 and has an area of 250,000m², which is more than double the size of Terminal 2. It has 86 check in counters, numbered 301 to 386, 20 new boarding gates, twelve of which will have airbridges and 12 baggage reclaim carousels, nine European Union, two non-European Union and one special baggage reclaim carousel.

It has the largest food hall in Europe and the first National Geographic store in the world.[14] The shops also include a Starbucks, a Burger King with a Whopper Bar in, a Pizza Hut and an Adidas shop.[15] The terminal has more than doubled capacity to 30 million passengers or 9,000 an hour, is expected to double the number of flights and the 12,813,764 passengers handled during 2008,[16] and this will increase more when the new runway is complete.

It consists of three piers or docks: Pier B (with 13 gates, 7 with airbridges), Pier C (with 10 gates, 7 with airbridges) and Pier D (with 20 gates, 12 with airbridges). Pier B is used for non-European traffic, Pier C is used by non-Schengen Traffic and Pier D is used for Schengen Traffic. Flights to the UK and Ireland use both Pier B and Pier C, of which these piers used to be in Terminal 2. When the new apron opens, a further 8 gates in Pier D will be opened.

Although flights from Terminal 1 were bound for non-Schengen destinations, along with flights to Ceuta and Mellia, some airlines such as Luxair occasionally left from Terminal 1, using their Embraer and Bombardier. Usually the Small Embraer planes use Terminal 1 because the airbridges in Terminal 2 are too big for them. This used to operate in Terminal 2 and now operates in Terminal 3. They don't use Terminal 1 or 2 anymore, and now the aircraft depart from gates with a bus transfer, as the gates are still too big for the aircraft. This does not apply to Flybe as it only applies to airlines that use Terminal 3

Video about the new terminal is at TVSpain.tv, and Aena.es.[17][18]

General Aviation Terminal

The General Aviation Terminal at Málaga Airport (also known as the Private Aviation Terminal) is located next to the N-340 motorway, and close by Runway 31. The terminal was formed from the old passenger terminal building, and has since been renewed and refurbished. It was opened on 29 January 1968.

The terminal is used for private jets and by Ryjet.

Cargo terminal

The Cargo terminal was opened in 1996, with 16 docking bays for road transport veichles.[19] It has an area of 5,700 m2 and contains four cold storage rooms, a vault for valuable merchandise, and an area for hazardous and radioactive materials.[20] It is located in the north of the airport, named "Carga Aena" in Spanish.[19]

Airlines and destinations

A Monarch Airbus A321 parked at gate C36 (Formerly Gate C46)
A Jet2.com Boeing 737-300 parked at gate C38 (Formerly Gate C50)
A Ryanair Boeing 737-800 parked at gate C35 (Formerly Gate C48)
A Vueling Airbus A320 at gate D44
A Monarch A321 (G-OZBN) at gate C36 (Formerly Gate C46) shortly after arriving from Manchester
An Aer Lingus Airbus A320 Being pushed back
A Bmibaby Boeing 737-300 Being pushed back
A Ryanair Boeing 737-800 Being pushed back
A Transavia Boeing 737-700 Coming in to Gate D44
Airlines Destinations Pier
Aer Lingus Belfast-International, Cork, Dublin, London-Gatwick [ends 8 January 2012] B, C
Aeroflot Moscow-Sheremetyevo B
Aigle Azur Seasonal: Paris-Orly D
Air Algérie Seasonal: Tindouf A
Air Berlin Berlin-Tegel, Cologne/Bonn, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Hanover, Munich, Palma de Mallorca, Stuttgart
Seasonal: Münster/Osnabrück, Nuremberg, Zürich
Air Bucharest Bucharest-Otopeni C
AirExplore Milan-Malpensa D
Air Europa Arrecife, Bilbao, Fuerteventura, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Madrid, Palma de Mallorca, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Salamanca, Santiago de Compostela, Tenerife-North, Valladolid D
Air Finland Helsinki D
Air France
operated by Régional
Seasonal: Bordeaux D
Air Italy Rome-Fiumicino D
Air Méditerranée Lyon D
Air Transat Montréal-Trudeau
Seasonal: Toronto-Pearson
Alitalia Rome-Fiumicino D
AlbaStar Catania D
Arkefly Amsterdam D
Austrian Airlines Seasonal: Vienna D
Austrian Airlines
operated by Lauda Air
Seasonal: Vienna D
Avion Express Bologna, Milan-Malpensa D
Blue Air Bucharest-Baneasa C
Bmibaby Belfast-City [begins 25 March], Birmingham, East Midlands B, C
British Airways London-Gatwick B, C
British Airways
operated by BA Cityflyer
London-City B, C
Brussels Airlines Brussels D
Bulgaria Air Sofia B, C
Cimber Sterling Aalborg, Billund, Copenhagen D
Condor Frankfurt, Munich D
Delta Air Lines Seasonal: New York-JFK B
Eastern Airways Montpellier B, D
EasyJet Belfast-International, Bristol, Glasgow-International, Liverpool, London-Gatwick, London-Luton, London-Stansted, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne, Southend-on-Sea [begins 1 May] B, C
EasyJet Berlin-Schönefeld, Milan-Malpensa, Paris-Charles de Gaulle D
EasyJet Switzerland Basel/Mulhouse, Geneva D
Enter Air Warsaw
Seasonal: Katowice
Estonian Air Seasonal: Tallinn D
Europe Airpost Amsterdam, Brest, Caen, Lille, Lyon, Marseille, Metz/Nancy, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Rouen, Toulouse D
Finnair Helsinki D
Flybe Exeter, Southampton
Seasonal: Guernsey, Jersey, Kingston-upon-Hull
B, C
Freebird Airlines Istanbul-Ataturk, Sabiha-Gocken B
Germanwings Stuttgart D
Germania Seasonal: Dublin [begins 19 May 2012] B, C
Helicópteros del Sureste Ceuta D
Iberia Madrid D
operated by Air Nostrum
Fuerteventura, Ibiza, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Leon, Melilla, Minorca, Nice, Oveido, Santander, Valencia D
Icelandair Seasonal: Reykjavík-Keflavík D
Jet2 Leeds/Bradford, Nottingham.East Midlands [begins 4 May]
Seasonal: Blackpool, Edinburgh, Glasgow-International [begins 30 March 2012], Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne
B, C
Jetairfly Brussels, Liège, Ostend D
Jettime Billund, Copenhagen D
LOT Charters Seasonal: Katowice, Warsaw D
Lufthansa Berlin-Brandenburg [begins 3 June 2012], Düsseldorf [begins 28 April 2012], Frankfurt, Munich D
Luxair Luxembourg, Zweibrücken
Seasonal: Dijon, Marseille, Strasbourg
Malév Hungarian Airlines Seasonal: Budapest D
Meridiana Fly Seasonal: Catania, Milan-Malpensa D
Mistral Air Milan-Orio al Serio D
Monarch Birmingham, London-Gatwick, London-Luton, Manchester
Chartered Seasonal Cork [begins 6 May]
B, C
Neos Seasonal: Milan-Malpensa D
Niki Vienna D
Norwegian Air Shuttle Aalborg, Bergen, Copenhagen, Gothenburg-Landvetter, Helsinki, Oslo-Gardermoen, Stavanger, Stockholm-Arlanda, Trondheim D
Onur Air Seasonal: Antalya B
Orbest Orizonia Airlines Bilbao, Santiago de Compostela D
Orenburg Airlines Moscow-Sheremetyevo B
Primera Air Scandinavia Billund D
Privilege Style Bari, Karlsruhe/Baden Baden, Valencia D
Royal Air Maroc Casablanca
Seasonal: Agadir
Royal Jordanian Seasonal: Amman B
Ryanair Birmingham, Bristol, Cork, Dublin, Edinburgh, Glasgow-Prestwick, Leeds/Bradford, Liverpool, London-Stansted, Manchester, Nottingham/East Midlands
Seasonal: Bournemouth, Shannon
B, C
Ryanair Barcelona, Beauvais, Bremen, Brussels South-Charleroi, Eindhoven, Gothenburg-City, Hahn, Memmingen, Oslo-Rygge, Santander, Santiago de Compostela, Stockholm-Skavsta, Valencia, Valladolid, Vasteras, Weeze
Seasonal: Aarhus, Bologna, Bratislava, Haugesund, Ibiza, Kraków, Maastricht, Malmö, Magdeburg-Cochstedt, Marseille, Milan-Orio al Serio, Pisa, Sandefjord, Stockholm-Västerås, Tampere, Turku [begins 6 April], Treviso, Wrocław, Zaragoza
Saudi Arabian Airlines Seasonal: Jeddah, Riyadh B
Scandinavian Airlines Bergen [begins 23 June 2012], Copenhagen, Oslo-Gardermoen, Stavanger, Stockholm-Arlanda [begins 31 March 2012] D
Small Planet Airlines Tallinn, Vilnius D
SmartLynx Italia Milan-Malpensa D
Spanair Barcelona, Copenhagen, Lyon, Madrid, Palma de Mallorca, Strasbourg, Tenerife-South D
Strategic Airlines Seasonal: Nantes D
Swiftair Asturias, Barcelona, Madrid, San Sebastian, Zaragoza D
Swiss International Air Lines Zürich D
Swiss International Air Lines
operated by Swiss European Air Lines
Geneva B, D
TAP Portugal
operated by Portugália
Lisbon D
Thomas Cook Airlines Manchester
Seasonal: Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Glasgow-International, Leeds/Bradford, London-Gatwick, London-Luton, Newcastle upon Tyne, Nottingham/East Midlands
B, C
Thomas Cook Airlines Belgium Brussels D
Thomson Airways Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, Cardiff, Doncaster/Sheffield, London-Gatwick, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne, Nottingham/East Midlands
Seasonal: Belfast-International, Dublin, Glasgow-International, London-Luton
B, C
Titan Airways Seasonal: Aberdeen, London-Stansted B, C
Transaero Airlines Moscow-Domodedovo B
Transavia Amsterdam, Eindhoven, Rotterdam
Seasonal: Groningen
Travel Service
operated by Smart Wings
Seasonal: Brno, Ostrava, Prague, Warsaw D
Trawel Fly Milan-Orio al Serio D
Tunisair Seasonal: Tunis B
Turkish Airlines Istanbul-Atatürk B
VIM Airlines Seasonal: Moscow-Domodedovo B
Vueling Amsterdam, Barcelona, Bilbao, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Lille, Madrid, Paris-Orly, Rome-Fiumicino, Tenerife-North, Toulouse
Seasonal: Santiago de Compostela
XL Airways France Deauville, Lille, Paris-Charles de Gaulle D

Airlines which use both Piers B and C usually use Pier C, although Monarch use both piers.

Top airlines by capacity

This is a table of which airlines at Málaga Airport operate the most flights:[21]

Airline Percentage of flights
1 Ryanair 21%
2 EasyJet 15%
3 Vueling 7%
4 Iberia 7%
5 Air Berlin 7%
6 Aer Lingus 5%
7 Monarch 4%
8 Air Europa 4%
9 Transavia 3%
10 Norwegian Air Shuttle 3%
11 Thomson Airways 3%
12 Bmibaby 2%

Other plans, works and developments

Arrivals at Pier C, this part due to be refurbished


A new runway is due to open in early 2012. It will be located on the other side of the terminals where the current runway is. It will be in the direction of 12/30 and it will have three rapid exits.[citation needed]

Car park

A new car park has been built with seven floors and 2,500 parking spaces, with underground parking for 66 coaches.[22] A long stay car park is also expected to open in mid 2010.[23]

Fire station

There is due to be a new building for the airport's fire service, located on the new runway. The airport will then have two fire stations, one on each runway.

South power station

A new south power station will be built to serve both runways, with a surface area of 5,580m²


Passenger numbers increased from 6 million in 1995 to 13.6 million passengers in 2007, dropping to 12.8 million in 2008. There was a further 9.3% reduction in 2009 with passenger numbers falling to around 11.6 million and the number of aircraft movements reducing by 13.6% to 103,536.[1] Cargo operations are decreasing each year.

Passengers Aircraft movements Cargo (tonnes)
2000 9,443,872 92.930 9,920
2001 9,932,975 98,174 9,365
2002 10,429,439 101,519 8,670
2003 11,566,616 110,220 6,837
2004 12,046,277 116,047 6,811
2005 12,669,019 123,959 5,493
2006 13,076,252 127,776 5,399
2007 13,590,803 129,698 5,828
2008 12,813,472 119,821 4,800
2009 11,622,443 103,536 3,400
2010 12,064,616 105,631 3,064
Source: Aena Statistics[1]

The busiest routes are those within the EU, particularly to and from the United Kingdom and Ireland. According to Aena, the busiest route is to London Gatwick closely followed by Dublin and Manchester.[24] Other busy routes are to London Stansted, Paris Charles de Gaulle, Amsterdam, Brussels and Copenhagen.

The airport is used by people visiting Gibraltar, since more airlines cover this airport than Gibraltar Airport.[citation needed] However Gibraltar Airport is also getting a major expansion.[25]


Only one road accesses the airport - the MA-21 (TorremolinosMálaga). A new access is planned to be opened in November 2011.[26]

Transportation hub

Transportation hub

Málaga Airport now has a transportation hub outside the new terminal 3 that can be accessed from the new terminal building from both the arrivals and departures levels. There is an arrivals floor and a departures floor. The bus station and the suburban train station can be reached from the arrivals level, and both car parks can be reached from the departures level down a long covered walkway.

Bus station

There is a bus station located underground at the airport. It can be reached from the arrivals level of the transportation hub or from arrivals in terminal 3 which can be accessed from all terminals. There is also a bus stop outside the cargo terminal.

Public Transport Information

Following a collaborative agreement between the Malaga Area Metropolitan Transport Consortium, the Malaga Transport Company (EMTSAM) and the Portillo Avanza bus company, a new public information and bus ticket sale point is now in operation at Malaga – Costa del Sol Airport. Located near the exit from terminal T3 (Arrivals), it will enable tourists and local residents alike to obtain the Billete Único (Malaga Metropolitan Travel Card), which offers significant discounts on the inter-urban bus services managed by the Malaga Area Metropolitan Transport Consortium, and to purchase both the Bus Card used within the city of Malaga itself and tickets for direct Portillo Avanza bus connections from the airport to the Costa del Sol (Marbella, Estepona and, in the near future, Algeciras). The new service will be open to the public from 8:30 to 20:00 without interruption. Tourists arriving at the airport will now be able to take public transport from the airport to their final destinations and get around the city of Malaga and other locations on the Costa del Sol in convenient, practical and economical fashion without having to depend on private vehicles.[27]

The following bus services operate from Málaga Airport:

Means of bus routes at Málaga airport
Bus Departure zone Carrier Line Destination Website
Bus - Bus Terminal 3 Arrivals Roadway EMT Málaga A Express Málaga city center http://www.emtmalaga.es/
Terminal 3 Arrivals Roadway EMT Málaga 19 Port of Málaga http://www.emtmalaga.es/
Terminal 3 Arrivals Roadway CTSA-Portillo -------- Marbella http://www.ctsa-portillo.com/
Terminal 3 Arrivals Roadway and Outside Cargo Terminal Málaga Metropolitan Transport Consortium M-135 Santa Amalia http://www.ctmam.es/lineas/M-135 http://www.ctmam.es/recorridos/M-135

Suburban train line

New train station

The airport has opened an underground station for Cercanías Málaga commuter trains, connecting it with Málaga and providing this way better communications with the city center.[28] The station opened on 10 September 2010.[29] Málaga's new suburban train line has opened, providing access from the arrivals area of terminal 3. Trains run every 30 minutes between Málaga City and Fuengirola via Málaga Airport.

The line is to be extended to Marbella, but this will not be complete until 2013 at the earliest. Works are stopped waiting for financial help from the European Investment Bank. The line also may be extended to Algeciras, but this has yet to be confirmed.[30]

Car parks

Before the new terminal opened the airport had only one large car park, called P2. The airport now has two, with 3,700 spaces (1,200 in P2, 2,500 in the new P1). All outdoor spaces now have covers over them.[31] They can also be reached by the transportation hub.

Accidents and incidents

  • 13 September 1964 - A Balair Fokker F-27 (registration HB-AAI) approaching the runway too high. The pilot did a steep descent and the plane landed heavily, causing part of a wing to break off. There were no fatalities. The aircraft was scrapped.[32]
  • 20 December 1970 - A Sobelair Douglas DC-6B (registration OO-CTL) returned to Málaga due to severe weather at the aircraft's destination. A hydraulic system failure occurred and the left main undercarriage gear failed. This caused the aircraft to veer left once it landed. There were no fatalities. The aircraft was scrapped.[33]
  • 13 September 1982 – Spantax Flight BX995 a DC-10-30CF (registration EC-DEG) When the aircraft was rolling for take-off, the pilot felt a strong vibration and aborted the take-off. The flightcrew lost control of the aircraft and were unable to stop in the runway length available. The aircraft overran the runway, hit an airfield aerial installation, and lost an engine. It crossed the Málaga–Torremolinos Highway, hitting vehicles before hitting a railway embankment and bursting into flames. An emergency evacuation of the aircraft was carried out but 50 on board died, and a further 110 persons were hospitalized. The cause of the accident was the detachment of fragments from a recapped tread on the right wheel of the nose gear, creating vibration.[34]
  • 25 September 1998 - PauknAir Flight PV4101 a British Aerospace BAe 146 (Registration EC-GEO) crashed on a flight from Málaga, Spain to the Spanish North African exclave of Melilla due to bad visibility. All 38 passengers and crew on board the aircraft were killed in the accident.
  • 29 August 2001 - Binter Mediterráneo Flight BIM8261 a CASA CN-235 (registration EC-FBC) was on a flight from Melilla to Málaga. On final approach the aircraft's left engine failed, and the aircraft made an emergency landing. The plane hit the first edge lights and stopped next to the N-340. Investigation into the accident revealed that shortly after the initial engine failure, the First Officer inadvertently shut down both of the aircraft's engines, leading to a total loss of power. Four out of the 44 people onboard were killed including the pilot Capt. Fdez. Ruano.[35] The aircraft was scrapped.[36]

Public attractions

There is a front section of an Iberia EC-CGO McDonnell Douglas DC-9 at the southern part of the airport, installed in December 2002. It is not far from the General Aviation Terminal.

Outside the main car park, there is a Cessna 421B Golden Eagle, registered EC-FPA preserved on plinths. It was installed in 2011.

See also

  • Aena (Aeropuertos Españoles y Navegación Aérea)


  1. ^ a b c d e AENA passenger statistics and aircraft movements
  2. ^ a b Spanish AIP (AENA)
  3. ^ "Sales Offices in Spain." Spanair recently renamed "Aeropuerto Malaga-Costa del Sol". Retrieved on 6 May 2009.
  4. ^ Málaga Airport new terminal to open 15th March 2010, and flight operations start on the 16th March 2010.
  5. ^ New airport terminal will be ready for use next Easter
  6. ^ Málaga Airport Beginnings
  7. ^ "World Airline Directory." Flight International. 26 March-1 April 1997. 56. "Aeropuerto de Málaga. Salidas Nacionales. Oficinas 36-37. Málaga, E-29004, Spain."
  8. ^ Málaga Airport Control Tower.
  9. ^ http://news.flightmapping.com/05/07/21/new-monarch-flights-to-malaga_525.html
  10. ^ Terminal 1.
  11. ^ Terminal 2 car park
  12. ^ Málaga Airport Terminal 2 to be refurbished.
  13. ^ King to open new terminal at Málaga Airport.
  14. ^ Málaga Airport To have First National Geographic Store In The World
  15. ^ Málaga Airport To have a Starbucks
  16. ^ anna.aero (13 April 2010). "Málaga opens Terminal 3 to double capacity". anna.aero Airline News & Analysis. http://www.anna.aero/2010/04/13/malaga-opens-terminal-3-and-invites-ryanair-to-establish-base/. 
  17. ^ New terminal information (TVSpain.tv)
  18. ^ New terminal information (Aena.es)
  19. ^ a b Málaga Airport Cargo Terminal.
  20. ^ Inside Málaga Airport cargo terminal
  21. ^ Largest Airlines at malaga
  22. ^ New Car Park Information
  23. ^ Long Stay Car Park Information
  24. ^ Málaga Airport Busiest Routes
  25. ^ Gibraltar Airport future
  26. ^ La autopista de Las Pedrizas estará acabada en noviembre - La Opinión de Málaga (Spanish)
  27. ^ New public information and bus ticket sale point at Malaga-Costa del Sol airport - Malaga Metropolitan Transport Consortium
  28. ^ Málaga airport
  29. ^ Train Station
  30. ^ [1] (Spanish)
  31. ^ Car park Information
  32. ^ Bailair Accident
  33. ^ Sobelair Accident
  34. ^ Spantax DC-10 severe incident at Málaga Airport
  35. ^ http://www.1001crash.com/index-page-description-accident-BM_CASA235-lg-2-crash-121.html
  36. ^ Binter Méditerraneo Crashes at Málaga Airport

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  • Malaga (Spain) — Hotels: AC Malaga Palacio Hotel (City Centre) Acacias Hotel Malaga (Residential Area) Bahia Malaga Hotel (City Centre) Cortijo de la Reina Hotel Malaga (Vicinity: Malaga Mountains) Don Curro Hotel Malaga …   International hotels

  • Airport rail link — An airport rail link is a service providing passenger rail transport from an airport to a nearby city; by mainline or commuter trains, rapid transit, people mover or light rail. Direct links operate straight to the airport terminal, while other… …   Wikipedia

  • Málaga — Malaga redirects here. For other uses, see Malaga (disambiguation). Málaga …   Wikipedia

  • Malaga Centro Hotel (Malaga) — Malaga Centro Hotel country: Spain, city: Malaga (City Centre) Malaga Centro Hotel Location Malaga Centro Hotel is located 300 metres from the historical centre of Malaga and 500 metres from the seaside promenade. Rooms The hotel counts with 153… …   International hotels

  • Malaga — /mal euh geuh/, n. 1. a strong, sweet dessert wine with a pronounced muscat grape flavor, esp. that produced in Málaga, Spain. 2. any of the grapes grown in or exported from Málaga. [1600 10] * * * Port city (pop., 2001: 524,414), southern Spain …   Universalium

  • Málaga — /mal euh geuh/; Sp. /mah lah gah /, n. 1. a province in S Spain, in Andalusia. 867,330; 2813 sq. mi. (7285 sq. km). 2. a seaport in S Spain, on the Mediterranean. 374,452. * * * Port city (pop., 2001: 524,414), southern Spain. It lies on a bay of …   Universalium

  • Airport Weeze — Infobox Airport name = Airport Weeze/Dusseldorf nativename = Flughafen Weeze/Niederrhein nativename a = nativename r = image width = 250px caption = IATA = NRN ICAO = EDLV type = Public owner = operator = Flughafen Niederrhein GmbH city served =… …   Wikipedia

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