Low cost airlines move 80% of passengers at Malaga airport

Malaga airport is the third in Spain in activity of low cost airlines and the sixth regarding traditional companies.

Eight out of ten passengers who have passed through the facilities of AGP airport in the first ten months of the year have arrived on board of a low cost aircraft, according to data provided today by the Institute of Tourism Studies. These carriers brought to the province of Malaga 3.6 million passengers until October, compared with 960,961 passengers transported over the same period by traditional companies.

The proportion in the use of low cost carriers on the Costa del Sol is well above the national average, in which the business of cheap flights represents 57% of total aircraft movements in the year to date.

This significant breach in the Costa del Sol between traditional and low cost airlines becomes clear by numbers, as Malaga airport is the third airport in Spain by volume of travelers from low cost carriers, only preceded by the airports of Palma de Mallorca and Barcelona.

In contrast, Malaga airport is only sixth in the country in the ranking of traditional airlines, surpassed even by terminals such as Tenerife or Gran Canaria, in addition to major airports such as Madrid, Barcelona and Palma de Mallorca.

Andalusia is one of the five main regions of destinations for low cost flights along with Balearic Islands, Catalonia, the Canary Islands and Valencia.