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Your Complete Guide to Malaga Airport

The Airport IATA 3 Letter code for Malaga Airport is AGP. It is otherwise known as is Pablo Ruiz Picasso. The GPS location are – 36.67500, -4.49917 which you can enter into your Smartphone/I phone to enable you to find your way to and from Pablo Ruiz Picasso Airport.

The history of Malaga Airport began in March 1919, and is one of the oldest Spanish airports to have remained in its original location. The first scheduled air service at Malaga was operated by Didier Daurat, with flights to Alicante, Casablanca, Barcelona and Toulouse. In the later 1930’s, the airport was also used as a military base and training academy for the Air Force. Over the years after 1946, AGP was improved and extended on regular occasions to keep up with the needs of the ever increasing passenger numbers. The first new passenger terminal for the airport was opened in 1968, while a second was operational by 1972. A new general aviation terminal replaced the older passenger building in 1995, along with a special terminal for cargo traffic. After the year 2000, the airport received a brand new control tower, with a height of 54m, and equipped with only the latest devices to improve air traffic control.

In 2004, it was once again realized that Malaga Airport needed further improvements to continue to handle its large number of passengers, and to prepare for future growth and development.  At this time the ‘Malaga Plan’ was put into action, with ideas of constructing a new terminal and a new runway.  The new terminal completed on 15 March 2010 was named as Terminal 3, and was officially opened for service by King Juan Carlos of Spain.  With the new terminal, Malaga is now able to double its flight and passenger capacities.  Terminal 3 covers a total surface area of 385,000 square meters, and is capable of handling 9,000 passengers and 7,500 items of luggage per hour.  It is also equipped with a large number of check-in desks and 48 departure gates, of which 22 are remote and 26 have travelator walkways.  Many bars, restaurants, cafeterias, shops and other facilities can also be enjoyed within the new terminal building.  

The passenger terminals are situated adjacent to each other, and have a total of 164 check-in desks and 48 boarding gates. 26 of the boarding gates have airbridges. The aircraft companies at the airport may require passengers to check-in at certain terminals, but all flights depart from Terminal 3. The fights to non-Schengen destinations that were handled from Terminal 1 have now moved to the new terminal building, therefore at present, Terminal 1 is not much in use.  This terminal will eventually be refurbished, and has already received a new baggage reclaim carousel and new check-in desks.  Much work has and will still be done to completely renovate Terminal 2.  In Terminal 2, passengers will find the departure areas on level one, and arrival areas on the ground floor. There is also the Rent-A-Car collection counters, and a parking area for vehicles and rented cars. 

Malaga Airport boasts a highly sophisticated and modern VIP Lounge, offering plenty of space and comfort for all passengers who need a bit of privacy. The entry price includes snacks and drinks, and there are two TV viewing areas, 6 personal computers with free internet access, and an excellent selection of magazines and newspapers.  Passengers will also find adequate banking and currency exchange services at the airport. Disabled passengers are welcome, and will find the facilities required to ensure a pleasant flight to or from Malaga. 

Some of the airline companies which handle the most flights at Malaga Airport include Ryanair, with flights to Barcelona, Bremen, Brussels, Gothenburg-City and Hahn, Spanair, also with flights to Barcelona, as well as to Madrid, Copenhagen, Marseille and Toulouse.  Thomson Airways offers flights to Birmingham, London-Gatwick and Bristol, while EasyJet flies to Liverpool, London-Luton, London-Stansted and Manchester.  Some of the other airline companies operating from Malaga Airport include Wind Jet, Thomas Cook Airlines, British Airways, Air Europa, Air Berlin, Aer Lingus, Bmibaby, Flybe, Germanwings, Lufthansa and Transvania.

You can see below selection of flight time’s destinations and which Airline flies from Malaga.

Destination Weekly Flights Distance
London Gatwick (LGW) 71 1,645 Km (1,022 Miles)
Madrid (MAD) 53 429 Km (267 Miles)
Melilla (MLN) 42 208 Km (129 Miles)
Barcelona (BCN) 41 766 Km (476 Miles)
Dublin (DUB) 36 1,868 Km (1,161 Miles)
London Stansted (STN) 31 1,732 Km (1,076 Miles)
Paris Charles De Gaulle (CDG) 29 1,486 Km (923 Miles)
Manchester (MAN) 28 1,862 Km (1,157 Miles)
Copenhagen (CPH) 24 2,471 Km (1,536 Miles)
Birmingham (BHX) 23 1,767 Km (1,098 Miles)

Iberia, easyJet and Ryanair are the three busiest Airlines that fly out of Malaga Airport; together they cover around 59 routes out of the total of 112. The busiest being Iberia which covers a total of 177 flights a week form a total of 1545 Iberia covers 11 % of all outbound flights out of Malaga. Iberia offers flights from Malaga to the most popular destinations including Melilla, Barajas and El Prat De Llobregat.

You can see below a selection of nonstop flights with approximate times

Airliner Destination Flight Time (Est)
Iberia Melilla (MLN) 37 Minutes
Iberia Madrid (MAD) 1 Hour 17 Minutes
Iberia Barcelona (BCN) 1 Hour 43 Minutes

When arriving in Malaga you may wish to hire a car, most of the reputable companies are situates in the Arrivals hall or close by. Please bring your valid driving licence and credit card if your require a hire car on your trip. The benefit of getting a FREE Malaga car hire quote is that you can compare prices of most of the major car companies at Malaga Airport before you travel.