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Málaga-Costa del Sol Airport, opened on September 1, 1919, is one of the busiest in Spain and the oldest in the country. It operates with domestic and international flights to several destinations in Europe and Africa.
Official Website: aena.es
Number of Terminals - 3 - Terminals 1 (currently with no operations), 2 (Pablo Ruiz Picasso) and 3, situated next to each other and connected internally. Open 24 hours a day.
Annual passenger traffic: 18,63 million passengers went through it during 2017.
Tel: +34 902 404 704 / 913 211 000. There are information desks on the ground floor and the first level of Terminal 3. In the check-in area there is also a passenger care counter (Tel +34 952 048 837 / 851). Tourist offices in the Arrivals Hall (Tel +34 951 294 003 / 004).
The airport is located 8 km (5 miles) southwest from downtown Málaga.See Map
Car rental desks are located in the baggage reclaim area of Terminal 2.
Avis/Budget (Tel +34 902 109 384 - 7:00 am to 0:00 am)
Europcar/Interrent (Tel +34 952 170 850 - 7:00 am to 0:00 am)
Goldcar (Tel +34 965 233 173 - 7:00 am to 10:30 pm)
Hertz/Firefly (Tel +34 952 233 086 - 7:00 am to 0:00 am)
Record Go (Tel +34 670 020 827 - 7:00 am to 0:00 am)
Sixt (Tel +34 902 491 616 - 24 hours a day)
The airport has currency exchange bureaus (Mondays through Fridays from 6:30 am to 10:00 pm, Saturdays and Sundays from 7:00 am to 0:00 am), ATMs, mailboxes, router hire and Wi-Fi access free of charge. You can rent meeting rooms in terminals 2 and 3 and in the general aviation terminal. The Sala VIP lounge is located on floor 2 of Terminal 3 and opens from 6:00 am to 11:00 pm; the maximum stay is 4 hours and it provides catering, press, TV, computers, Wi-Fi, meeting room, air conditioning (access with Priority Pass, DragonPass or Diners Club membership, through online booking or by paying at the door - €28.70).
Food and Drinks- Restaurants, bars, icecream stores, fast food outlets and coffee shops in terminals 2 and 3, especially in the latter. Starbucks, Upper Crust and Mum's Kitchen, in the Departures area, are open 24 hours a day.
Shopping- Duty-free shops on the first floor of Terminal 2 and levels 0 and 1 of Terminal 3. In addition, there are retailers selling sweets, sport goods, tobacco, jewellery, clothing and accessories, electronics, newspapers and magazines, gifts.
Baggage- Secure luggage wrapping in the check-in area of Terminal3. The lost and found office is situated on the first floor of Terminal 3 and operates around the clock (Tel +34 659 142 495).
Other Services- Prayer rooms, travel agencies, nursing room, children's playground, medical center, navigation and air transport museum, showroom, pharmacies.
Inside the enclosure there are several parking areas, including spaces for short- and long-term stays. More information: Tel +34 952 048 471. Rates and reservations
Parking general - Ideal for stays of up to 4 days, situated 2 minutes away from the terminals.
Parking express - For short periods, the closest to the departure areas of terminals 2 and 3. The first 15 min. have no charge.
Parking de larga estancia - Long-term car park with covered and outdoor spaces and free transfers to the terminals in 5 min.
Parking Terminal Aviación General - By the general aviation terminal, for private flight passengers.
Parking preferente - Has the quickest and most direct access to the Departures area of terminals 2 and 3.
Parking VIP - With valet parking service in the Arrivals area.
Ramps, elevators, adapted toilets, wheelchairs and reserved parking spaces are available. To request special assistance, passengers should get in touch with their airline or travel agency prior to their flight. An escort service is also offered for unaccompanied minors between 5 and 12 years old.
Latest updates: April 18, 2018