Málaga Airport Services

Here you will find all the airport’s services

Departures area


Mobile online check-in

With mobile online check-in, you can check in and receive your boarding pass on your mobile device via email, SMS or mobile applications.

The airport security checkpoints are equipped with a reader that automatically detects the data codes sent by the airline to the mobile.

Check the availability of this service with your airline


Checking in online

Most airlines allow passengers to check in online on their website prior to travelling to the airport. You will receive your boarding pass when checking in, allowing you to proceed directly to the security checkpoints if you are travelling with carry-on luggage only.

Remember to print off all your travel documents (e-ticket, boarding pass, etc.). Please note that some airlines charge a fee to reissue boarding passes at the airport.

Check the availability of this service with your airline



You can see which check-in desk is assigned to your flight on the information screens.

You should arrive at the airport with enough time to avoid unexpected problems. The general rule is:

  • Non-Schengen flights: 3 hours before the scheduled departure time.
  • Domestic and Schengen flights: 2 hours before the scheduled departure time.


Automatic check-in machines

The airport has several Norwegian (temporarily out of service) and Vueling machines to check in and print your boarding pass. They are located next to check-in desk 300.



Boarding gates B, C and D, are accessed through the security checkpoint in the Terminal departure lounge.

After going through the security checkpoint, look for your boarding gate on the airport screens. While you wait, there is a wide range of cafeterias and restaurants, several Duty Free shops with interesting special offers, and different shops offering fashion and accessories, gifts, jewellery, press and books, among other items.

At the boarding gate, you must show the airline personnel documentation to prove your identity. Please ask your airline about valid documentation to present to their personnel.


Security checks

Passengers accessing boarding areas must pass through a metal-detector arch at a security checkpoint and their hand luggage and any other objects that they are carrying (coats, jackets, mobile phones, keys) must undergo an x-ray inspection.

Passengers will be asked for their boarding pass before they go through the security checkpoint.

To ensure items and small articles in particular pass through the scan, passengers must place them in the special trays put at their disposal.

The airport has a Fast Lane service which airlines can use for their preferential passengers and for all passengers who purchase access.