Malaga Airport, is an international airport on the Costa del Sol, 8 km southwest of Málaga and 5 km north of Torremolinos in Spain. In 2010, it handled 12,064,616 passengers and 105,631 aircraft movements, but the numbers are rising sharply now.
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In 2020, only 5,161,636,2018 passengers passed through Malaga Airport, 74% lower than the year before, with 19,858,656 passengers passing through the airport, making it the country’s fourth busiest.
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Malaga is the fourth busiest airport in Spain, just after Madrid, Barcelona and Palma de Mallorca. It is just 8 km from Malaga city center. It is the main airport for all resorts on the Costa Del Sol; Torremolinos (10 minutes), Benalmadena (15 minutes), Fuengirola (20 minutes), Calahonda (25 minutes), Marbella (30 minutes), Puerto Banus (40 minutes) and Estepona (60 minutes). It’s great if you fancy a weekend in Malaga City, which we highly recommend! If you live on the Estepona side of the coast, do not forget Gibraltar Airport and also Jerez.
The airport consists of three terminals. T1, T2 and T3. T1 is almost no longer used. T2 and T3 are where the European and British planes depart and arrive and the terminals are connected. It’s really just a huge terminal, so do not panic about traveling from one terminal to another.
Once you are through the security checkpoint, there are plenty of places to eat and drink.
Link to Malaga Airport
Other airports close to Costa Del SolWhile we hope you choose to travel through Malaga Airport, which is the best airport for many destinations on the Costa Del Sol. If the flight times do not work for you, the price is too high, or maybe you want to travel through Spain and see some other great places, there are other options:
Granada & Seville Airports (2 hours away), Jerez Airport (1.5 hours away) and also Gibraltar Airport which are actually closer to areas like Tarifa, Manilva, Duquesa and Estepona.
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Gibraltar and the naughty monkeys
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