The airport of the south Spanish city of Malaga is eight kilometers southwest of the city. It is one of the oldest Spanish airports. In 1919 Spanish aviation pioneers were in search of a suitable area for an airport. They went to a piece of land that is known as El Rompedizo, that was also the name of the airport for some time. The name was later changed to García Morato and in 1965 it officially became Malaga Airport.
In 2015 more than 14.4 million passengers flew via Malaga Airport, most people come from Great Britain. The busiest connections are with London-Gatwick, Manchester, London-Luton and Dublin. After that is Brussels and Amsterdam. In the high season Malaga Airport is very busy and the waiting times for checking-in can be very long.
Over the past years many improvements have been realized to offer better facilities for the growing amount of passengers going to the sunny destinations of the Costa del Sol. Recently a new terminal and a second runway were put into operation.
Avenida García Morato
IATA airport code: AGP
ICAO airport code: LEMG