Malaga Airport News

Direct flights Malaga New York from June 6

Delta airplane at Malaga airport

Delta airplane at Malaga airport

Malaga airport will offer again from this Friday direct flights to New York. The American company Delta Air Lines, in joint venture with Air France-KLM, will resume Friday, June 6, nonstop flights between the capital of the Costa del Sol and JFK airport.

The airline stated that more than 2,000 seats a week will be offered to and from the United States, a figure that is higher than last year.

Delta started in Malaga airport in 2008; an activity that began with the idea of staying throughout the year, but since 2009 is offered only in high season.

During June there will be four possibilities a week to fly from Malaga to New York and vice versa, every Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday, being the take-off scheduled at 11.50 am from Malaga. From July the frequencies will be increased to five per week, with departure to the Big Apple every Wednesday.

Americans travelling to the Costa del Sol will depart from JFK Terminal at 8.40 pm on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays in June and also on Tuesdays from July.

The only direct flight between Malaga and New York will be operated with a B757-200 plane with capacity for 167 passengers.

Some developments with which Delta aims to improve their service are a wireless connection allowing passengers to connect to the Internet throughout your trip; in addition, this route will have 15 seats in BusinessElite. Also customers flying in ‘Economy Comfort’, the premium service of Delta in economy class, can enjoy additional legroom and 50% more recline than standard seats of the ‘Economy’ class on international flights, and priority boarding.

Christmas plane arriving in Malaga

Airberlin-Christmas-aircraft-15

Under the slogan `Flying home for Christmas´ an Air Berlin plane will cross the European sky the next few weeks.

The company Boeing 737-800 will be used until next January at the European route network of the airline and has landed at Malaga Airport for the first time this year on November 25, 2013. The plane will also land in Malaga on December 2 and 11. The entire route can be viewed at the following link: airberlin.com/christmas_aircraft.

The design of the Christmas plane this year plays a string of lights with a candle for each day of Advent. The windows of the airplane reproduce the glow of candles, the Christmas design has a totally different effect at night than during the day. Thus, the plane transmits an expressive atmosphere especially in the evening hours. Also, inside the plane also shows that this is a special edition, with Christmas attire in the headrest covers.

Air Berlin created for the first time in 2010 for a Christmas plane digitally in airberlin.com. In response to the desire of many passengers in November 2011 took off the first real Christmas plane of Air Berlin. This, Air Berlin is the only German airline that has a Christmas plane.

Three new routes this week to Malaga-Costa del Sol

Malaga airport Terminal 3 (2)

The Airport Malaga-Costa del Sol launches three routes, two domestic routes to the cities of Santiago de Compostela and Bilbao, and one international route to Rome.

The company in charge of the national routes is Air Europa, with two weekly flights to Santiago de Compostela and one weekly flight to Bilbao.

The budget airline Ryanair has started its operations from Malaga to Rome’s Ciampino airport. The Irish company links the Costa del Sol with the Italian capital once a week.

The three new routes are part of the schedule of the winter season, which kicked off last weekend in October and which contemplates in Malaga-Costa del Sol a growth of 11.5 per cent of seats offered by airlines and 13.7 percent more flights compared to the same period last year.

 

Start of the winter season at Malaga airport with 25 new routes

sunrise flightMalaga Airport-Costa del Sol will have 25 new routes in this winter season, which started on Sunday and will end in late March 2014.

In total, for the winter season, to Malaga on the Costa del Sol are available more than 2 million seats, representing an increase of 11.5 percent over the same period in 2012.

Of the 25 routes, 13 connect the airport of Malaga to Germany, specifically with cities like Dortmund, Cologne, Nuremberg, Hannover, Munster, Hamburg or Munich among others.

In the same line moves United Kingdom, the largest destination in the airport and which will be linked to the capital of the Costa del Sol with 11.1 percent more seats; London, Bournemouth, Edinburgh or Cardiff are some British cities of the routes, which launch companies this winter.

Prague (Czech Republic), Brussels (Belgium), Bucharest (Romania), Rome (Italy), Moscow (Russia), Geneva (Switzerland), Liege (Belgium) or the Spanish cities of Bilbao, Ceuta, Madrid, Melilla and Santiago de Compostela are other destinations completing the new routes from Malaga airport-Costa del Sol for the winter season. Here you find a list of Airlines at Malaga Airport.

More than 240K passengers expected for this weekend at Malaga airport

Fair of Malaga 2013

Calle Larios during the Fair of Malaga

The tourism in Malaga has noticeably improved during 2013, getting back to the figures prior to economic crisis, largely due to the extensive offer of flights connecting Costa del Sol airport with almost any city in the world. Besides this, the amazing weather of this holiday destination and the revolts in North African countries consolidates Malaga as one of the favourite coastal destinations in Europe.

According to AENA statistics, there are almost 1500 flights scheduled for this weekend, moving over 242000 passengers. Next Saturday will be established a new record of passengers influx in 2013, with 66145 users in a single day (more…)