Malaga is the fourth most used Spanish airport by low cost companies

Malaga was until May the fourth airport in the country used by budget airlines, with 1.3 million passengers, representing a decline of 5.5%, according to the Institute of Tourism Studies (IET).

Ahead of Malaga airport are situated Barcelona-El Prat with 2.4 million passengers; Madrid-Barajas with 1.4 million and Palma de Mallorca with 1.7 million passengers.

The low cost airlines carried 12.5 million passengers in the first five months of the year, representing a decline of 0.6% over the same period last year. Traditional companies moved 9.7 million passengers, which represents a 2% less. Thus, the low cost airlines accounted for more than half of air traffic until May, with 56.3%, compared to the traditional airlines, which transported 43.7% of the travellers. UK and Germany lead the flights to the Costa del Sol on low cost airlines.