Malaga Airport-Costa del Sol opens before the beginning of the summer season two new direct routes to the German cities of Dortmund and Hannover.
The weekly flights increase from 14 to 16 to El Prat, from three to four to Malaga airport and from four to five to Palma de Mallorca
After Ryanair announced last week that for the following winter season they would be reducing frequencies due to the increase of airport taxes in Barajas and El Prat -a cut that will have consequences in the connections between Santiago and Madrid or Barcelona-, the Irish company has now surprisingly announced an increase of flights from Lavacolla in the month of August. To be precise, they will be increasing the routes that connect Santiago airport to Barcelona, Mallorca and Malaga. This way, in the case of the flights to Barcelona, the daily frequencies will be increasing from two to three on Mondays and Fridays, leaving the rest of the days of the week with two. This way, the weekly frequencies go from 14 to 16.
Malaga airport begins its summer season this Sunday, with 124 destinations that will be carried out by 45 airlines. The airport in Almeria also opens its summer season on Sunday with 26 destinations.
Malaga airport concluded 2011 with 13 million passengers, which meant an increase of 6.3%, to which an increase of operations is added, over 107.000.
The taxes of German passengers that arrived in Spain aboard low-cost airlines increased in 2011 by 5.3%
Two out of three German passengers that arrived in Spain in 2011, came aboard a low-cost airline, which means around 65% of the total, a figure vastly surpassed in priority destinations for the German market like the Costa del sol for example, where the figure increases up to 82%.
The Irish airline closed last year with 2.7 million passengers, 30% more than 2010 ana a million more clients than the second biggest company. Spanair was ranked in tenth place before disappearing
Malaga becomes the third most important airport in Spain when it comes to low cost airlines, after Palma de Mallorca and Barcelona. Although November hasn’t been a good month, with a fall of almost 8% of low cost passenger movement at Malaga airport, this terminal maintains a positive balance of over seven points in travellers on cheap flights during the eleven months of the year. The figures were provided yesterday by the Industry, Tourism and Trade Ministry in a monthly report produced by the Institute of Tourism Studies.
The low cost airlines transport 32.3 million passengers over the first months of the year, 13.7% more comparing to to the same period in 2010, regarding the traditional companies who transported 23.7 million passengers, only 7.8% more, according to the statistics provided yesterday by the Tourist Research Institute, belonging to the Industrial, Tourism and Trade […]