Málaga Airport (IATA: AGP, ICAO: LEMG), also known as Malaga Costa Del Sol Airport and Pablo Ruiz Picasso Airport, is the fourth busiest airport in Spain after Madrid-Barajas, Barcelona and Palma de Mallorca. It is an important airport for Spanish tourism as it is the main international airport serving the Costa Del Sol. It is 8km southwest of Málaga and 5km north of Torremolinos. The airport has flight connections to over 60 countries worldwide, and over 12 million passengers passed through it in 2010.
The airport operates with three terminals. The third terminal adjacent to the previous two opened on 15 March 2010. A second runway is expected to be complete and fully operational by the beginning of 2012.
There are 23 Malaga Airport car hire companies, but only 10 of them are located in the three terminal buildings 1, 2 and 3. The offsite car hire companies are mainly located on the Avenida Garcia Morato running parallel to the airport and you will have to take a courtesy bus to their offices to collect your rent a car.( … )
If you are going to take a bus from Malaga Airport you have the choice of the Malaga Airport Bus which goes to Marbella Bus Station with no stops on the way or you can opt for the number C19 which goes into Malaga City with a number of stops on the way. You will find the bus stop on the forecourt outside the new Malaga Airport Terminal 3.( … )
The new suburban train station in the new Terminal T3 building links Malaga Airport with the city centre in one direction and the resorts of Torremolinos, Benalmádena and Fuengirola on the Costa del Sol in the other. If you are heading for Marbella you need to catch a bus, book a transfer or take a taxi.( … )
To book a flight to and from Malaga Airport you can often obtain a wider range of options and better deal by looking at more than one arrival and departure airport. Malaga Airport offers numerous European destinations and further afield to New York and Montreal & Toronto in Canada. There are also a lot of domestic internal flights on offer operating to and from a number of other Spanish Airports.( … )
Málaga Airport has three terminals, adjacent to each other. There is also a General Aviation Terminal and a Cargo Terminal. The terminals have a total of 164 check-in desks, and have a total of 48 boarding gates of which 26 have airbridges. Although certain airlines check-in at certain terminals, all flights leave from Terminal 3.( … )