The Malaga Airport (AGP) is one of the busiest aviation ports in Spain, servicing the sun-soaked southern coast, and the dynamic city of Malaga. If you are one of the 14 million people looking to fly into this airport this year in order to explore the golden shoreline that runs along the Mediterranean, Malaga Airport will prove an efficient and well organised hub.
The airport has three terminals, but Terminal 1 has closed, and Terminal 2 is mainly used for European flights, so it is likely that you will fly into Terminal 3, where most flights arrive and depart. You can fly to over 60 countries from Malaga Airport, and access a range of services, including ATMs, currency exchange booths, travel agencies, children’s areas, lounges, comprehensive disabled facilities, and free WiFi.
For leisure and entertainment, there is an aviation museum, as well as duty free shops, and fashion, electronic, jewellery and sports retailers. For food, you can choose to sit down in a restaurant, enjoy a drink and snacks in a tapas bar, pick up a quick meal at a fast food chain, or a hot beverage at one of the many coffee kiosks.
Fly to Malaga with Qantas, Lufthansa, Etihad Airways, Alitalia, British Airways, FlyNiki, Turkish Airlines, Swiss Air, KLM and Finnair. Prepare for two layovers if you are flying from Australia, in cities like Bangkok (BKK), Istanbul (IST), Helsinki (HEL), Singapore (SIN) and Frankfurt (FRA).
· You can book a car hire reservation online, or there are eight rental car agencies in the airport you can approach. If you hire a car, the 12km drive should take you around 20 minutes. Get onto the MA-20, then take exit 7 for the A-357 towards ‘centro urbano’, keep right and you will continue onto the Avenue de Andalucia, which can take you to the south end of downtown Malaga.
· The new Terminal 3 is linked to the train system in the city, and the journey time is an easy-breezy 12 minutes, at a cheap rate of 1.70EUR ($2.50) one-way. The only catch is that this service only runs until 7:00am-8:00pm.
· There’s an airport shuttle that runs an express service into the city for 3EUR ($4.50), and takes a quick 15 minutes to get into the centre. Or if you are with a large group, or your family, a pre-arranged airport transfer may suit you better.
· Taxis service both Terminal 2 and Terminal 3, and you’ll find them waiting outside the Arrivals area. The journeys tend to start at about 20EUR ($30), but this can rise on holidays or weekends.
Please note that information is correct as of August 2016