Malaga Airport

Malaga airport in Spain

Located 8 kilometers south-west of the city of Malaga, it’s the main airport for the Costa del Sol of Spain which frequently welcomes inbound tourist. Also known as Pablo Ruiz Picasso Airport, it is regarded as a gateway to Europe, and hence one of the major international airports of Spain.

Due to the constant and increasing inflow of business persons and holidaymakers into Spain, the authority is in plan of expansion to cater the needs of access to other important worldwide destinations. As of now, the airport is connected with more than 60 worldwide destinations.

Furthermore, its strategic distance: only 1.5 hours from the UK and most major European cities makes it one of the busiest airport hubs. AGP is just 20 minutes away from Marbella, and the main A7 coast road connects it with many other important cities such as Benalmadena, Fuengirola, Torremolinos, Gibraltar and Nerja.

According to the available data, the Malaga Airport that is currently being in operation from two terminals, has so far served from 6 million passengers in 2005 to 12.8 million passengers in 2008. This makes it the fourth busiest in Spain with as many as 23 UK airports extending their services to Malaga.

Looking back to the history, Malaga Airport first came into function in 1919 with flights to Barcelona, Alicante, Toulouse, Tanger and Casablanca. In 1937 the airport developed as an air base with training academies for the Air Force. It was only in 1946 that the airport opened for international passenger flights.

Over the years, Malaga Airport has undergone great modification in terms of airport terminals, new car parks, check-in desks, VIP room, airport shops and restaurants, and a range of other services.

Local Accessibility
Malaga Airport, keeping its considered importance as the entry and exit point to Spain; it is speedily connected with almost all the surrounding locations by various modes of public transport: including trains, car, bus, and taxis.

Train: The airport has a direct train link to Malaga, Torremolinos and Fuengirola. The train station is rightly located in front of the airport from where one can get a direct train to the main cities on Costa de Sol.

Bus: Malaga Airport bus can be found just outside the international terminal and operates in every half an hour. Besides, the public mini buses also take you to the areas around the Costa del Sol. Direct buses or night-coach service is also available to Marbella bus station and the main Marbella railway station.

Taxis: Among the other effective modes of the local transport, taxis are easily available outside the terminals, and rates fluctuate for different destinations. Services are secured and the availability of English speaking drivers further makes it easy for foreign tourists to reach at their desired place without much hitch.

In addition, there are information desks at both terminals to lodge any complaint of lost baggage or any other administrative problem. And travelers can also easily locate shops, restaurants, pharmacy, health centre along with car rentals and travel agency desks for the proposed services.

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