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Second runway now in use at Malaga Airport

The second runway at Malaga airport is now already open on weekends. It is quite unusual due to the fact that it is the first time in the airport’s history that it needs to be opened this early in the year, as was confirmed yesterday. Norm...

Malaga Airport to beat all records again!

Malaga airport, fourth in Spain in passengers’ volume will exceed the record of passengers’ movements this year. In 2014, there were nearly 14 million passengers. During the busiest days, the airport exceeded 400 flights and 60.000 p...

Free unlimited wifi at Malaga Airport

The technology company Eurona Wireless Telecom, listed on the Alternative Investment Market (MAB) has completed the implementation of free and unlimited Internet via WiFi in the entire Aena network, after the start of the first phase of tests in...

Drug traffic ring uncoverd in Malaga

A drug trafficking criminal organization in Malaga has been uncovered by National Police agents. The drugs were destined to European countries, mainly Denmark. During the police operation, they arrested 21 people and seized nearly half a ton of ...

A few things to do in Marbella

Marbella is one of those places where there are lots of things to do. The puerto deportivo is a really good start as you can book a boat trip on a 40 foot modern sailing Yacht which offers a variety of experiences, including a whole day sailing ...

May beats records - again

Nearly one and a half million passengers passed through Malaga airport in May. This number is nearly as high as the ones recorded during summer months, like July or August and it had never been as high in May before. The number of travelers, 1.4...

Over 14 million passengers

The number of passenger arrivals at Malaga Airport is expected to increase by over two percent this year with the year set to close with over 14 million passengers. Peak tourist season, which runs between March and late October will account...

Malaga tourism promoted in Japan

Malaga city authorities will show their tourism offer to three hundred travel agents during a business conference organized by Turespaña in Japan and South Korea. A party will arrive in Osaka on May 25th, to offer a presentation of M...

Norwegian adds another plane at AGP

Norwegian, the low-cost airline, has stationed a fourth plane at Malaga for this summer season. This decision will allow the airline to operate 170 direct non transfer flights per week, offering 31,620 seats per week, flying to 18 different dest...

Emergency protocol actiavted at AGP

AENA has confirmed that a problem with a Ryanair flight from Stansfield airport in London this week forced the activation of the emergency protocol at Malaga airport. The commander of the aircraft, which was scheduled to land at 11:20 AM, a...

First quarter figures at Malaga Airport

According to AENA in a statement released yesterday, Malaga airport closed the first quarter of 2015 with an increase of 7% over the same period of 2014. More than 2.200.000 passengers passed through the airport. This healthy increase in pa...

New summer flights at Malaga Airport

Malaga Airport has launched six new direct non transfer connections to Madrid and several European countries for the start of the summer season, beginning March 29th and will end on October 24th. Malaga will be connected with Madrid via a n...

Busy Easter holiday forecast

Movement at Malaga Airport keep growing. Malaga airport has scheduled over 3.100 landings and takeoffs between this Friday and Monday after Easter Sunday with the busiest days being Saturday and Easter Sunday. AENA estimates that more than 56,30...

More seats and flights available

Airlines have scheduled 1.5% more movements than last year for the upcoming summer season that will start Sunday March 29th. They will also increase the number of seats until October 24th, 2.1% more than last year. In absolute terms, the airport...

Malaga Airport to become a transfer hub?

The Spanish Minister of Development recently stated that Malaga Airport currently has the best conditions to become a real airport hub, but the decision must be made by the airlines. Hubs are airports that airlines use as a transfer point to get...

German market incresing due to promotion

The number of German tourists arriving at Malaga Airport increased considerably last year. Forecasts suggest that this increase will continue during 2015. The German market has placed their trust in the Costa del Sol and is now a vital market. ...

German market rises due to promotion

The number of German tourists arriving at Malaga Airport increased considerably last year. Forecasts suggest that this increase will continue during 2015. The German market has placed their trust in the Costa del Sol and is now a vital market. ...

Malaga taxi drivers want 15 hour day

Self employed taxi cab drivers in Malaga have announced that they will call for urgent protests again because of a perceived “lack of respect” from the City Council in not allowing their proposal of a 15 hour day as the maximum time ...

Taxi drivers push for new system

Taxi drivers from Malaga city have asked for a meeting to be held with the director of Malaga airport to ask for Aena to collaborate in the setting of the electronic controls that will allow pre-contracted airport transfer vehicles to enter the ...

Electric taxis becoming more popular

Electric cars are drawing the attention of the taxi sector in Spain and Nissan is one of the leaders in this area, having a strong commitment to develop electric cars. A couple of their latest models that are very interesting to taxi drivers due...

AENA aims high for Malaga

195.6 million passengers passed through airports in Spain during 2014, 4.5 more than in 2013. AENA, the company that runs Spanish airports, is now the leading airport operator network in the world when it comes to passengers&rsquo...

Drugs siezed at Malaga Airport

A twenty-six year old Spanish male who had arrived in Malaga airport on a flight originating in Sao Paulo, Brazil was arrested by Guardia Civil agents when they found more than 5 kilos of cocaine in his suitcase. The arrest was made when th...

New law regarding Illegal taxis

The Andalucian Government approved a decree on Tuesday regarding taxi activities that includes the immobilization of pirate taxis until they pay the fines associated with their illegal activities. The decree is expected to strengthen control aga...

Bridge to re-open after works

The bridge connecting the San Julian neighbourhood with Malaga Airport will reopen to traffic after repair works were finished recently. The bridge closure was decreed after technicians detected a fissure during an inspection, part of a mon...

November smashes records In Spain

It has been a great year for Spanish airports and businesses associated with airports, such as taxi and transfer drivers. AENA, the company that runs most of Spanish airports recorded a total of 183 million passengers in the first eleven months ...

Delays at Gibraltar Border

Problems seem to be affecting the border of Gibraltar again although hopefully a solution is in sight. It took up to seven hours to cross the border through the gate of Gibraltar on the evening between Monday and Tuesday. Stephen Payas, a manage...

Provincial taxi strike

Malaga province taxi drivers have been summoned to a rally in the parking lot area of the José María Martín Carpena sports arena in the capital city. The rally will take place between 9 AM and 2 PM. During this strike, 10 pe...

More seats being sold to AGP

British operators have their sights for the future set on Andalucia and, specifically playing a key role, in Malaga and its international airport. Malaga airport has consolidated its position as the main door to foreign tourism. During the last ...

Taxi drivers suspend strikes in November

The good news is that Taxi drivers in Malaga have agreed to suspend the partial strikes that they were planned for the month of November. The strikes were called to demand a final solution to the conflict with other towns taxi drivers (within th...

More winter flights from Malaga

Malaga airport keeps on growing as airlines have scheduled 3.4% more departures than last year during the upcoming winter season, which begins on Sunday and ends on March 28th, 2015. The airlines have also increased the number of available seats...

Busiest year in history

Malaga airport has seen a record number of passengers in its history during the first nine months of 2014. Not far off eleven million passengers arrived or departed in this period, 2.24% more than during the same period in 2007, which was, up to...

Tourism takes a new step in Malaga

The Tourism Forum Group in Malaga, which held their monthly meeting for October in the Contemporary Art Center has taken a new step on Tuesday to bring together all the associations involved in tourism development for their destination. They wel...

Taxi strikes possible at Malaga Airport

Taxi drivers from Malaga city will strike for two hours every Tuesday at the airport and the rest of the city. They also plan daylong strikes during December 24th, 31st and January 5th as protest, since a solution could not be found regarding sh...

Malaga - New York flight

Jason Oshiopekhai, head of Strategy and Sales at Delta Airlines and Francisco Artacho, managing director of Turismo Andaluz held a meeting to discuss the results of the only direct flight New York- Malaga that only operates during the summer mon...

Best August ever for Malaga Airport

Malaga airport has recorded the busiest month of August on record as data revealed that the total number of passengers for the month was 1.680.707, up 5.7% when compared with August of 2013. Between January and August, the number of passenge...

Malaga taxi drivers urge new legislation

Malaga taxi drivers have urged the Ministry of Public Works and Housing to set a specific date during the first half of September in order to establish the ability to pre-arrange the pick up of passengers in those municipalities throughout the M...

Problems with Taxis at Cordoba Airport

Tomorrow morning a convoy of taxi drivers based at the taxi rank at Cordoba airport will march from the air terminal to the center of Cordoba, finishing up  together in the Palacio de Justicia.  The purpose of the event is to push ...

Transfer of power to low cost airlines

Data released by the Office of General Awareness and Tourism Studies stated that low cost airlines have transported 2.7 million passengers to and from Malaga airport during the first seven months of this year, representing an increase of more th...

Second runway used at Malaga Airport

Summer is, of course, is busy every year at Malaga airport, but 2014 is turning out to be a vintage year. Takeoffs and landings recently made it necessary to activate the second runway far more than in previous seasons and both runways will be o...

The busiest day of the summer

On Saturday morning an Iberia airlines flight to Fuerteventura yesterday at 6:30 AM started the most intense day of the year so far at Malaga airport, marking the beginning of a gush of summer tourists arriving to the Costa del Sol. Over 4000 pa...

Record Numbers of Baggage Handled

Malaga Airport has set a record of baggage movement during the first half of the year, since passengers have checked more than 450,000 pieces of luggage in June, bringing the number of checked bags to more than 18 million since the opening of th...

Low cost beats traditional airlines

Low cost airlines operating from Malaga Airport are in luck. Their momentum has boosted this terminal to close the first half of the year with the more “low cost” traffic than standard traditional airlines. These low cost companies h...

Phenomnela growth at Malaga Airport

Malaga Airport has experienced a phenomenal growth rate of nearly twice the national average during the first six months of 2014. The airport has received 7.7% more passengers in the last 6 months and during this period it surpassed 6 million...

High tourist season starts at AGP

It is easy to see that the high tourist season has started in the Costa del Sol area. A good clue is the air traffic’s data recorded at Malaga airport, where from last Friday and up to the following  Wednesday, it is expected that Mal...

New Motorway connects Nerja with Granada

The Coast of Granada was one of the few areas of Andalucía that was yet to have a finished motorway because of its rugged topography. Today, the long awaited inauguration day has arrived. At 17.45 on Thursday the 26th June, the Minister o...

Car parking lot strike from July 1st

Malaga airport parking workers foresee going on strike from the 1st of July because of the modification of their contracted conditions that are being made by the main company in charge of this service and because of the “passivity” o...

AGP earns special award for food

Malaga Airport has earned the “Airport Food Court Of The Year” award, given by the British multimedia group Moodie. The airport competed against other international airports such as Hong Kong, Los Angeles, Phoenix or Amsterdam. ...

New flight connects AGP with JFK

A direct flight to New York from Malaga Airport will be available again this week. American airline - Delta Airlines - will resume the non transfer (non-stop) connection between the capital of the Costa del Sol and JFK Airport from Friday, June ...

Helicopter crash in Malaga

The Intervention and Rescue Group Mountain Civil Guard has rescued the helicopter pilot body that crashed into a high voltage line in the municipality of Casares, in the province of Malaga last Saturday.    The body has been lo...

Large increase in Low Cost

According to data released by the General Department for Data and Tourism Studies, over seven  million passengers traveled using low cost airlines during the first four months of 2014. This represents an increase of 10.3% when compared to d...

April passengers skyrocket

The number of flights at Malaga Airport has skyrocketed this year, particularly in April, exceeding 10.000, 11.9% more than during April 2013. May follows the trend of the last few months, strengthened by the increase of national market when com...

New stores opening in Malaga

Malaga is once again in the sights of the major brands of hotels. After a few years of deep economic depression for the market, now it is feasible to see a change in the trend, since during the last few months there have been numerous grand open...

Homes around airport are soundproofed

Eight hundred and thirty six homes around Malaga airport have been made soundproofed recently. These properties were included in the area of noise-footprint, and the number represents 96% of the Malaga Airport Soundproofing Plan (PAA). Fourteen ...

The future of Cordoba airport

Rafael Rodríguez, who is the current councillor for Commerce and Tourism on the costa del sol, considers it necessary for Cordoba airport to “search for its own uses and to have its own uses”. He believes that this airport nee...

Tourism to make recovery in 2014

All evidence suggests that this will be the year for tourism to make a full recovery. We have seen a transfer of optimism amongst business owners due to the rise in hotel occupancy during Easter Week and the expected airport traffic growth in th...

A busy Easter week in store at AGP

Allowed is set for Easter Week, which in practical and economic terms begins today. The total number of car road trips that have been forecast by the General Office of Traffic is 470,000 for the province of Malaga throughout all week. In the fir...

New southern access road opens

The southern access road to the Malaga airport was recently opened in its entirety. Roughly 25.000 vehicles will transfer through this major road daily. The north road project is still on hold, with negotiations pending between administrations. ...

Lost and found at Malaga Airport

Malaga Airport donated 3.292 found or lost articles in the airport to San Juan de Dios Shelter, in Málaga and to Proyecto Hombre Association. Lost and found objects such as strollers, clothing, glasses, purses, watches, suitcases or belts...

Low Cost airlines increase at AGP

Next to the airports of  Barcelona and Madrid, Malaga airport is one of the most used by low cost airlines. In fact, during the first two months of the year, the most used by low cost were Barcelona, with 816,812 passengers, showing an incr...

AGP to handle international emergencies

Malaga Airport and its Cruise Port have been designated as able to handle international public health emergencies, due to its strategic location and because of the amount of international traffic handled. Jorge Hernández Mollar, sub-...

German market will see growth in 2014

The Berlin International Tourism Exchange opens its doors today to show the world the best of 180 different countries that compete for a share in the 51 million trips that Germans made abroad last year. But on the eve of this event positive news...

New direct route from Warsaw to AGP

Malaga Airport has reached an agreement with Norwegian Air Shuttle to launch a new direct (non transfer) route between Malaga and Warsaw (Poland) three times a week. Thus, Malagas Airport and Okecie airport will be connected thanks to the N...

Twenty Two German Companies to Visit

Malaga airport has experienced an 83% increase in number of German visitors during the month of January, adding up to 29.620, compared to 16.169 during the same month last year. Germany is a “strategic” market for the Costa del Sol a...

Malaga Airport goes greener!

Malaga airport has amazingly reduced its energy consumption in the last two years by 18 million-kilowatt hours. This amount is equivalent to the annual electricity usage of 1,700 households, according to statistics from the Institute for Diversi...

Protest by Malaga Taxi drivers

Malaga airport taxi drivers quit providing their services for an hour recently. This protest against Junta de Andalucía turned into an ugly argument between taxi drivers and their representatives. In fact, Jose Antonio Mate, president of ...

Low cost airlines increase at Malaga

Low cost airlines transported 35 million passengers throughout Spain in 2013, an increase of 4.7% when compared to the prior year figures, according to data released by the Institute of Tourism Studies yesterday. ITE is part of the Ministry of I...

Ambulance flights from Malaga Airport

Malaga airport recorded a total of 865 “ambulance” flights last year, that is, those in which patients or organs ready for transplants are often urgently carried. Of the total numbers, 435 were arrivals and 430 were departures. ...

Continued growth expected at AGP in 2014

Salvador Merino is the director of Malaga airport. His transfer to the airport came just over two years ago when he replaced Mario Otero, another native of Galicia in this post. He was given a great role but also an important responsibility as A...

A transfer of confidence in November

Official stats from the recent November of 2013 reveal that the number of passengers grew by 11.9% (to 723,003) over the same period during 2012, same trend repeated in the operations volume. The number of landings and take-offs was 6,416, which...

Corruption at Malaga airport

Seventeen Civil Guard members will be judged next January in the Provincial Court of Malaga because of alleged illegal charges to passengers at Malaga airport, in exchange for speeding up or avoiding customs procedures regarding passenger luggag...

Malaga Airport connects to Lyon

Vueling, the low cost airline of Iberia, has announced that as of April 19th they will start a route connecting Malaga Airport with the French city of Lyon. “Vueling is the first airline to connect Malaga with the third largest city in Fra...

Malaga AGP is Granda Airport

A press statement released by the Mayor of the City of Granada, Mr D. Jose Torres Hurtado suggested that the main airport gateway to Granada is actually Malaga airport and thus, Granada’s residents ought to transfer their minds to the fact...

A great November for AGP

Elias Bendodo, president of Malaga Tourist Board has said today that data from hotel occupancy and the increase in number of passengers at the Malaga airport during the long weekend of the national holiday confirms good progress and increase dur...

Touch and go scare at Malaga Airport

A Turkish Airlines Boeing 737-900 covering the route between Istanbul and Malaga caused alarm at Malaga airport recently. The plane, having 77 passengers aboard, started the landing manoeuvre and when it was just about to make its landing, the t...

Two star Michelin at Malaga Airport

Malaga famed two star Michelin award chef, Dani García, together with the in-route restaurant operator SSP España, has launched a new restaurant at Malaga airport. This new high end  restaurant mixes local dishes with nouvelle...

Malaga airport strong in October

Against the going trend regarding Spanish airports, Malaga Airport registered 4.1% more operations during the month of October 2013 compared to the previous year, according to a report from the European agency for air traffic control, Eurocontro...

British market keeps Malaga afloat

After the closing of the Londons World Travel Market, hotel owners in the province of Malaga feel positive. However, they keep pointing out that the highly seasonal aspect of tourism is a problem they are still fighting against. They are asking ...

Malaga strongest of Andalucian airports

Andalusian airports have recorded a total of 16.648.458 passengers between January and October 2013. The stats shows 3.49% less than last year during the same time period. A total of 185.426 flights were recorded during these first ten months of...

2 Million passengers in 1 weekend

AENA (owner of Spanish airports) expects two million passengers to be transferred in their scheduled flights this weekend  during the three-day weekend that celebrates All Saints holiday. Malaga airport will operate 1.777 flights for a tota...

25 new routes from Malaga Airport

Malaga airport will have 25 new routes during this winter season, which will start this coming Sunday and will end in late March 2014. The international market share encompasses 80.5% of the seating capacity and 75% of scheduled flights. Ov...

Malaga municipal taxis price rise

The consumers association of Malaga criticized the 2 euro supplemental nighttime cost that Malaga taxis implement on weekends and on weekdays from 12 to 6 AM. The association argues that there is “no justifying reason for this price increa...

Chinese tourists at Malaga Airport

Elías Bendodo, president of the Board of Tourism Malaga - Costa del Sol has pointed out the importance of promoting Malaga as a benchmark destination for golf tourism. Costa del Sol from Nerja to Sotogrande has 73 golf clubs, making it th...

Stranded in Malaga airport

Nearly thirty passengers, heading for the UK were stranded at Malaga airport after checking their baggage and nearly embarking the planes. The group, which checked their baggage in plenty of time, was a few meters away from their gate when ...

Turkish travellers up 55%

There has been an increase in the numbers of Turkish travelers arriving at the Malaga airport. Data up to August this year shows an increase of 55% when compared to data from 2012, since 24.772 travelers from Turkey arrived during this years eig...

Cameras at Malaga airport

Seventy-four spotters, that is, aeronautic photography hobbyists will meet next Saturday at Malaga airport to enjoy themselves trying to get that ultimate “great picture”. This time, photographers from Spain, Portugal, England, Roman...

Growth in Malaga in August

During the month of August a total of 1,589,476 passengers arrived to and departed from Malaga airport, which means an increase of 2.6% over the same months data from last year. International market growth showed an increase above 8%, this being...

Two arrested at Malaga Airport

A man, A. B, 40 years old, and a woman S.S, 35 years old, both Moroccan, were arrested by National Police in a parking lot of the Malaga airport, according to Malaga police department. They allegedly stole suitcases from travelers at the airport...

Malaga has 70% total air traffic

Malaga airport receives over seventy percent of the passenger traffic of the Andalusian community, making it the gateway to the region. The airport is the only one in Andalucía that has managed to keep a positive upward trend during this ...

6 Million Passengers to July

AENA have informed that In the first half of 2013 nearly six million passengers have passed through Malaga Airport, representing an increase of 0.5 percent over the same period in the year 2012. This increase has been mainly due to international...

Brits are the most at Malaga Airport

Seventeen cities in Britain and Ireland are the most important destinations for travelers flying out of Malaga airport. There are only eight Spanish cities in the list of the fifty most important air travel destinations. Ryanair and Easyjet toge...

June is very busy at Malaga Airport

Data released by Malaga airport shows a 2.6 percent increase in the number of passengers during the month of June 2013, compared to data from last year. The total number of travelers was 1,366,078 during this last month. Reports from the fi...

Blue Air delay at Malaga Airport

Around 162 passengers were affected on Thursday by a delay of ten hours on a Bucharest-Malaga flight operated by Blue Air due to the pilot decision. The flight was scheduled to depart at 18:00. All 162 passengers boarded the aircraft, but the pl...

Malaga Taxis offer clients new Mag

Since last week, more than a thousand taxis in the province of Malaga offer a free magazine, so passengers riding this taxi service can get tourist information during their taxi ride. The quarterly publication allows travelers to learn abou...

Malaga Tourism is Up

The Spanish Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism has released the results of the Survey of Tourism Border Movements (Frontur) for the period January to May of 2013 yesterday. The data shows there has been a 2.2% increase in the arrival of fo...

New Slip Road for Malaga Airport

During the summer of 2013 Malaga Airport will finally witness the grand opening of the long awaited access road to to the A-7 highway. This new access road will eventually make it so much more convenient to get to and from the airport and will b...

A few things to do in Marbella

Marbella is one of those places where there are lots of things to do. The puerto deportivo is a really good start as you can book a boat trip on a 40 foot modern sailing Yacht which offers a variety of experiences, including a whole day sailing ...

Luxury Shopping Zone at AGP for 2014

Plans have now been approved for a new luxury shopping area at Malaga airport that should be open by March 2014. The new exclusive zone will accommodate around 220 square meters of shops with designer names like Loewe, Aelia and Gucci, who are a...

Malaga Airport Link to Alhaurin

New plans have been drawn up to connect Malaga Airport to Alhaurin de la Torre. This would create a lot of work in Alhaurin and the building of an airport cit called the Technopolis, creating jobs both within the building industry and also the f...

Marbella and BA in Promotional Agreement

British Airways has made a new promotional agreement with the seaside town of Marbella in the province of Malaga in order to attract more visitors from the UK to the town throughout the coming year. A promotional video will be shown on over ...

Malaga Airport Taxis to Marbella

Marbella has become one of the largest attractions in Spain over the last few years due to the extensive offer of quality hotels in the 4 and 5 Star bracket. Hotels like the Villa Padierna have been attracting the rich and famous and also those ...

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