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Malaga airport information

Malaga - Costa del Sol airport is situated 8 kilometres from the city of Malaga. It is the fourth largest airport in Spain in terms of air traffic with up to 16,672,776 passengers and 123,700 operations in 2016.

Due to its high growth in recent years a second runway was built, this new track can be used during peak transit days to speed up traffic.

It is an airport with domestic and international flights, connecting more than one hundred European cities. There are also connections with Russia, North Africa and North America.

Airport terminals and runways

The airport currently has 2 runways, one of which manages the total operations so far (up to a maximum of 37 flights per hour), although a second runway was recently built to support up to 72 flights per hour, which is also adapted to receive all types of aircraft, including larger models.

There is also a parallel taxiway, 7 exit tracks leading to the terminal area and a taxiway leading to the military base.

For a more detailed map of the terminals and runways you can check the map of Malaga airport in our website.

Overview of Malaga airport runways


The platforms allow parking of 38 aircraft on the A-1,11 on the A-2 and 38 on the A-3.

Inside Malaga Airport

Departures from the airport

Malaga airport has self-check-in machines, you can also check in online or using your airline's mobile applications.

To know all the details we recommend you to visit our section of Departures from Malaga airport.

Arrivals at the airport

The airport arrival terminal is well organized and signposted. It has a lobby for arrivals, baggage claim tapes, customs, shops and restaurants among other facilities for the visitor.

For more information we recommend visiting our guide about arrivals at Malaga airport.