Málaga-Costa del Sol

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Málaga-Costa del Sol airport is located 8 kilometres from the city centre and is perfectly connected to the 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.

The UK is the destination with the highest passenger volume (2019), with London / Gatwick airport topping the list, followed by Manchester. These British airports are followed by Dublin, Amsterdam / Schiphol, Brussels and Copenhagen.

Málaga-Costa del Sol airport also has very significant regular peninsular traffic with Barcelona, Madrid-Barajas and Palma de Mallorca.

Opportunities for airlines

Opportunities for airlines

  • The city is the location of the International Association of Science Parks headquarters and is also home to Málaga Valley e-27, an initiative from the IT sector to turn Malaga into Europe’s very own Silicon Valley.
  • High economic performance acquisition area.
  • The city has mild winters and hot summers.
  • Recognised as one of the world’s best locations to live, work and visit.
  • Malaga has 161 kilometres of coastline, with 138 kilometres of beaches. That’s why it is known as "the capital of the Costa del Sol".
  • An important tourist city with major cultural events (such as Semana Santa and the Feria de Agosto) that has become a true city of museums with more than 40 institutions, mainly located in the old town.
  • Malaga’s train station is connected to 18 major Spanish cities by the AVE high-speed train.
  • The port of Malaga is one of the most active in the Mediterranean Sea and the second most popular stop for cruise lines on the Iberian Peninsula.
  • It offers a wide range of leisure, cultural and sport activities, with more than 70 golf courses and 11 marinas.

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Malaga-Costa del Sol in figures (2021)

8.9M

Passengers

6.8M

International passengers

2.0M

Domestic passengers

12%

For business

69%

For leisure

13%

For VFR

6%

for other reasons

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