10 Things To Know About Malaga Airport

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Malaga Airpot
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Malaga-Costa del Sol is merely 8km away from the city center. It is excellently connected to the whole of Costa del Sol. The Malaga airport is one of the oldest Spanish airports and the first location of airlines in Spain founded back in 1919.

1. How to get there

How to get there
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There are many buses that connect the Malaga airport to the center of Malaga, nearby towns and various other Andalusian cities. It takes merely 15 minutes to reach the center of the city through a bus ride from the airport. The terminal T4 is connected to several key locations of Costa del Sol by a suburban train line. It takes 10 – 15 minutes of a train journey to reach nearby areas from the airport.

2. Check in

Check in
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There are check-in desks, automatic check-ins as well as online check-in facility at the airport in Malaga. Most of the check-in desks are on the first floor. You can check which desk has been assigned to you on the information screens. The rule is to arrive well in time, at least 2-3 hours before the flight is scheduled to take off. There is online check in also available at the respective websites of every airline. There are automatic check-ins at the airport too.

3. Security

The Malaga Airport has strict security. The passengers accessing the boarding areas have to undergo metal detector tests and the items they carry along with them are made to pass an X-ray inspection. You also need your boarding pass before going for the security check. Small trays are provided for objects like small articles pass through the metal detector scanner or the X-ray. If you are taking a plane to a not Schengen country, you also have to go through document control formalities.

4. Airlines

The Malaga airport plays terminal to many airlines. There are most of the important countries of the world landing and taking off from the airport. Malaga airport connects the city to the rest of the world with airlines such as American airlines, British airways, Iberia, air France, air Europe, Blue Air, Brussels airlines, Egypt air, emirates, Etihad, KLM, Luxair, Qatar airways, Lufthansa, and much more. The airport is thus an important hub for tourism and economy from all over the world.

5. Parking

Malaga-Costa del Sol airport official car park offers some of the best services to its passengers at an unbelievably competitive price. The car parks are in the close proximity to the airport terminal. The P3 long stay car park is 5 minutes away from the terminal and has a shuttle service too.The P1 car park is a 2-minute walk from the terminal. The first class passengers and VIP class passengers can accommodate their vehicles in their respective car parking zones. The P7 is the best car park for those flying on a private plane. There are car parks for the car rental service companies too.

6. Shopping

Malaga-Costa del Sol airport is a stylish and modernly designed place. It is a hub for the shoppers who need quick shopping to be done. The famous GAP stores give you a variety of style to choose from. There are electronics and multimedia shops like the Crystal media Shop. There are travel goody shops for buying the best suitcases, handbags, and wallets. There are food shops, jewelry shops, entertainment shops, fashion and accessories shops, gifts shops, home care shops, etc. There is also duty-free shops where you can buy your thing without any duty applied, at low rates.

7. Food And Drink

Malaga-Costa del Sol Airport has a wide range of bars, cafeterias, and restaurants to choose from. There are the perfect caffeine-oriented shops for the coffee lovers and for the tired travelers. The airport has Starbucks, Haagen Dazs, Soho Coffee CO. etc. There are also a number of delicious restaurants and fast food joints to fulfill the hungry stomachs of the passengers at the Malaga airport. Some of these include Burger King, Cafe, And Tapas, etc.

8. Services

Malaga-Costa del Sol Airport provides a number of services to their passengers for a comfortable journey. They have Aerotaxi services, airport, navigation and Air Transport museum, etc. There are ATMs, baby rooms, VAT refunds services, exhibition halls, halls for hire, etc. The airport also ha chapels, multiconfessional chapels for the spiritual. There are information points at the airport for any inquiry. Also, there are lost and found services for lost items, luggage, etc. The airport has free WiFi, defibrillators, and router hire. The airport is guarded by civil guards, and police to ensure a safe and convenient trip!

9. Environment

Malaga-Costa del Sol Airport has an environmental management system, which was certified in 2003. The airport under this system, enables a rigorous, documented and coordinated study of all environmental aspects in and around the airport. The EMS monitors all the activities that have a significant impact on the environment and works towards correcting them. The extension carried out by the airport itself changed the layout and appearance of the architecture to ensure better eco-friendly and environment friendly operations at the airport.

10. Important information

Here is some important information required to check with before planning a trip to the Spanish cities, from the airport at Malaga.


  • Name: Malaga-Costa del Sol
  • Address: Avenida Comandante García Morato, s/n, 29004 Málaga, Spain
  • Price: Varies with airlines and destinations
  • Access:  8km from Malaga City
  • Phone: +34 913 21 10 00
  • Website: http://www.aena.es/

Malaga is one city to visit, with all its cultural and traditional aspects, the city offers you a range of picturesque sites, beautiful places, fun moments. There are great options to go and have fun in this modern Spanish city. Pay this place a visit and it will surely not let you down!

Have a good trip and travel!

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