Malaga-Costa del Sol airport is located 8 km from the city centre with excellent connections to whole of the Costa del Sol. It is one of the oldest Spanish airports as well as being one of the original locations of the first airline founded in Spain in 1919.
Most of the traffic handled by the airport is from the European Union. The United Kingdom is the destination with the highest volume of passengers, with London Gatwick heading the table, followed by Manchester. These British airports are followed by other European destinations: Amsterdam / Schiphol, Dublín, Copenhagen and Brussels.
Malaga-Costa del Sol airport also has scheduled flights to the rest of Spain, most significantly to Barcelona, Madrid-Barajas and Palma de Mallorca.
In 2016, it handled 16,672,776 passengers, 123,700 flight operations and 2,288 tonnes of cargo.