The airport is located at 8 kilometres south-west from Malaga Capital and well communicated to the main Costa del Sol high ways (A7 and AP-7).
The history of Malaga airport dates back to 1919 when Didier Daurat started regular flights between Malaga, Toulouse, Barcelona, Casablanca and Tangier. In 1937, at the beginning of the Spanish Civil War, Malaga Airport was transformed into a Military base where Air force training academies were set-up.
In July 1946 Malaga Airport has been re-opened for public flights, and in 1965 the airport received its official name "Aeropuerto de Malaga". Nowadays more than 12 million passengers pass through the airport every year, most of them with destinations to and from the UK. One of the top-airlines at Malaga Airport is "Ryanair" taking care of about 21% of all flights; Easyjet comes second with a percentage of flights of 15%.
Malaga Airport - Costa del Sol (AGP), with flight connections to over 60 countries worldwide, is the fourth busiest airport of Spain.
The airport has been recently expanded with a new terminal in 2010; T3, which is connected with terminal 2 (T2). The new terminal was built to increase tourism around Malaga/ Costa del Sol, and to expand the airport due to increasing number of passengers. All EU flights arrive and depart now from T3, passengers flying to NON-EU countries will have to check in at the T2.
In the new Terminal T3 you will find a spacious commercial area with various tour operators, shops, cafes and restaurants.
In the same year the new terminal was opened, a new underground railway station has been inaugurated as well, where you can enjoy as in T3, the open and airy feel of the new construction, which contains mainly steel and glass.
EU Arrivals at Malaga Airport
When you arrive at Malaga Airport you will be directed towards terminal 3. Once you have passed the passport control you will have to go to the new baggage reclaim hall, this modern system can handle about 7500 suitcases per hour. In case you only have hand-luggage you would still have to go past the baggage reclaim hall since it is connected with the Exit.
Make sure you keep on following the signs, so you will be guided the correct way out to the Terminal forecourt, which is where the bus stops and taxi/ transfer arrives. In case you have booked airport transfer, your driver will be waiting for you at the arrivals hall.
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Taxis and transfers
You could choose between taking a local taxi upon arrival, take a bus, go by train, rent a car, or book a Malaga taxi in advance. In case your choice is to book airport transfers in advance, it will save you a lot of hassle, since your driver will be English and Spanish speaking, he will help you with your luggage and will be waiting for you upon arrival. Malaga transfers offers the most competitive prices and best service available at Malaga Airport. You can check prices or make a booking by using the form on de top-lefthand side of this page.
Popular transfer destinations from Malaga airport
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- Taxis from Malaga airport to Benalmadena
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- Shuttle buses from Malaga airport to Tarifa
- Shuttle buses from Malaga airport to Granada
Departures from Malaga Airport
When arriving at the airport by taxi or transfers, for your outgoing flight you will be dropped off at the main departures hall, which is located on the upper level of the airport building. In the main departure hall you will see big screens to find your flight and the associated check-in desk(s). Checking in at Malaga Airport is fairly straight forward; just follow the signs upon arrival at the airport. We advise all passengers to check in at least 2 hours in advance, so you will not have any unexpected surprises.
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Parking YOUR CAR at Malaga Airport
With the new terminal it is prohibited to park your car at the arrival and departure halls. You will have to park your car at the car park which has been recently renovated with seven floors and 2,500 parking spaces, also if you are only picking up somebody. At the departure hall, there is an easy drop of point to drop off passengers, it is meant to only stop and go, so you cannot park there or leave your car unattended. Beware, any cars parked wrongly at Malaga airport will be fined and or towed away.
Airport useful contact details:
IATA Airport Code : AGP
ICAO Airport Code: LEMG
Address: Malaga Airport, Avenida García Morato, s/n 29004, Malaga, Spain.
Tel: +34 952 404 704
To help you out a little at the Airport we have created a travel dictionary with useful English / Spanish terms. We also provide information about transport from Malaga airport and flight information for flights arriving and departing from Malaga Airport