Malaga Airport is the busiest gateway to enter the Costa del Sol. This summer, the number of flights have increased with tourists searching for some good hours under the sun. In 2015, there were 14.4 million tourists heading towards Malaga Airport. And only in the first six months of 2016, 7.3 million people have arrived so far.
It has been announced by Malaga Airport that 2016 has been one of the busiest years since the crisis hit the country. New flight routes were added from countries all over the world and this Easter a second runway was open to cope with the extra number of passengers passing through the airport. Bars and restaurants were super busy, making it hard to get a reservation. Great for the economy.
The region is an easy route from England and Ireland, as there are so many direct flights from this part of the world. But not only. Malaga is a very popular destination to Germans, who have recently found out national company Germania is planning to open two flights a week to Malaga as a new destination from Munster/Osnabruck.
From United States, there are over 30 direct flights to Malaga, leaving from cities like New York, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Boston and Dallas. And ever since Brexit referendum, there’s been a drop in flight costs to the main destinations chosen by Brits. The travel search company Skyscanner released that flights were down 10% up to 19%, compared to 2015´s summer. Just as an example, if you are planning a trip to Malaga you could save up to £135.04. Great time to travel!
Check below Malaga Airport´s announcement for their new 2016/2017 routes.
In February 2016, British Airways announced new scheduled flights from May 28th Stansted to Malaga once a week on Saturdays.
In April 2016, Delta Airlines have announced that their direct flight to Malaga from New York will continue until the end of September.
English company Flybe started new flights from Doncaster to Malaga Airport on March 2016, three times a week on Saturday, Monday & Wednesdays.
In March this year, Norwegian Airlines reported their new flights from Manchester to Malaga four times a week, from June 2016.
In March 2016, Ryanair started new routes from Belfast to Malaga Airport, on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays & Sundays. Since April, Ryanair flies four times a week from Newcastle to Malaga. From February 2017 onwards, Ryanair will fly two times a week from Aberdeen to Malaga, on Wednesdays & Saturdays. Also, the company is extending their flights from Cork to Malaga throughout the winter. Flights will be twice a week on a Wednesday and Sunday.
Barcelona based Vueling Airlines have released new direct flights from Birmingham to Malaga starting on the 1st of November 2016 and will fly twice a week on Tuesdays & Saturdays.
*Source: Malaga Airport webpage