Malaga Airport will close this year with an increase in passengers of about four percent, representing a “very positive” data and above the initial estimates, as indicated by the airport director, Mario Otero.
In an interview he said that people “need to fly, move, go on vacation, see the sun, relax, etc. Before it was a luxury but now it is a necessity and the trend seems to be on the road to recovery” he added.
Otero has indicated that the initial estimates were about three percent, however, “we will increase this growth despite the odds against, such as have been the volcanic cloud, the air controller conflict or cancellations due to bad weather in Europe.”
From January to November have passed through Malaga airport a total of 11,458,519 passengers, 4.2 percent more than last year in the same period, and have been operated a total of 99,433 flights.
Since Malaga airport opened its new terminal on March 15th, until November 2010 have passed through the T3 more than nine and a half million passengers on more than 80,000 flights.