The Malaga Airport Terminal T2 was designed by the architecture studio of Ricardo Bofill. Its construction began at the end of 1988 and was opened on 30th November 1991.
The building has 2 floors with separates entrances from the outside; the lower floor is for arrivals while the upper floor is for departures.
An additional upper floor holds the shooping area and can be reached from the restricted area.
The terminal contains 65 check-in desks, 24 boarding gates, 14 airport walkways, and 8 baggage pick-up belts.
The new Terminal 3 at Malaga Airport was opened in March 2010, the new underground railway station has also opened and the second runway is still under construction and due for completion this year, but will need to be tested rigorously and will not open officially until the start of 2012.
It is a very impressive structure made mainly of steel and glass which gives it a very open and airy feel. Much brighter and more welcoming than the old Terminal 2.
At the moment if you have baggage or need a boarding pass you should check in as normal at Terminal 2 upstairs in the Malaga Airport departures hall, but you are then directed along a long corridor which connects it to terminal 3 where you will clear passport control and security. So if you are travelling with only hand luggage and have your boarding pass go straight to terminal 3 and get to the departures lounge from there. It will save you lot of walking.
The old security area, luggage hall and upstairs shopping area in Terminal 2 are currently closed for refurbishment.
The transportation hub links the new Terminal 3 bus station, pedestrian access to P1 and P2 and the train station. Lifts and electronic walkways provide access to the transportation hub’s Arrivals and Departures levels. From Arrivals you enter a large square (atrium) over the bus station and the terminal Arrivals floor.
At the Departures level lifts connect to the terminal via air bridges which link up with the Malaga Airport car parks and old railway station which is still located across the car park and over the metal bridge.