A guide to Malaga airport, Spain
The Malaga airport is one of the best, efficient and forth busiest airports in Spain. With the high number of tourists coming to the Costa del Sol area, Malaga airport stays busy all through the year. Again, the city of Malaga has some of the unique and world-renowned attractions that appeal the visitors. The airport experiences up to twelve million passengers every year that includes those catching flights to Malaga and also Malaga flights to other cities in Spain and abroad. While the airport experiences a heavy traffic, the airport authority and administrators are exceptionally efficient in managing it well while offering various services for the travelers.
This airport is also well-known as Pablo Ruiz Picasso International airport of Spain. Again, this airport serves as a sole International airport for all the tourists traveling to Costa del Sol. With a huge number of domestic flights to 20 cities of Spain and international flights connecting to over 60 countries, Malaga airport has become an important and popular airport of Spain. Located in the southwestern suburb of Malaga, the airport connects to rest of the coast through several flights. This airport is also close to the N340 road, the A7 and adjacent to the motorways of E-15 and AP-7; therefore, the airport offers an easy access to all prime locations of the city including the Benalmadena area, Marbella and Puerto Banus towards west and Nerja, Malaga and Granada towards east. The major airlines flying from Malaga airport includes British Airways, Air Europa, Easyjet, Saudi Arabian Airlines, Spanair and Air Italy.
The Malaga airport operates through three terminals. All of these three terminals are adjacent to each other. They have 164 check-in desks and up to 48 boarding gates with 26 air bridges. The newest terminal is the third one, opened in March 2010 and connects to the second runway and also a new railway station expected to open shortly. This terminal also has a Starbucks coffee, the Burger King joint with a Whopper Bar and also a Pizza Hut. Apart from that, there are few shops including an Adidas shop for the guests to enjoy duty-free shopping inside the airport. The airport has luxuriant and beautifully furnished VIP lounges lined by a chain of restaurants and snack bars to delight the taste buds of the visitors. Each lounge has also newspapers, a variety of magazines, WIFI internet connection and large LCD TVs exclusively for the passengers.
Upon arriving at the airport, passengers can choose any of the city transfer or public transportation options for reaching their final destinations. Hiring a car is one popular option among the visitors of Malaga city. At the airport, there are several car hire services offering transfer services to different parts of the city. Apart from that, passengers also have train transfer and public mini bus service to reach their final destination. Passengers can also choose to hire a taxi for their convenience. Being one of the renowned and old Spanish airports, Malaga airport is serving for more than 90 years. With a wonderful airport management and excellent services, the airport manages the huge air traffic in an efficient way.