Everything about private jets at Malaga airport

Private or business travellers who value a personalised service with individualised flight schedules can fly by private jet at Malaga airport to and from a large number of destinations.

Malaga-Costa del Sol International Airport dispatches passenger aircraft as well as private and charter jets from its 3 terminals.

Many of the private jet users are presidents and CEOs of large multinationals who have their habitual residence in Marbella.

Private jet at Malaga Airport

As an added fact, in the summer of 2023 the arrival of private flights at Malaga Airport doubled in a record summer. In July, 1,300 executive aviation operations were reached, with Nordic travellers as the main users.

Advantages of chartering a private flight in Malaga

private flights Malaga
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Despite the costs, there are many advantages to renting a private jet in Malaga, such as privacy, comfort, efficiency and flexibility.

In addition, it can be an excellent option for those who need to travel on a demanding schedule or for those who are simply looking for an exclusive and stress-free trip.

Forget about tedious transfers, check-ins and security checks. Thanks to a check-in separate from the rest of the passengers, you check-in through the private jet terminal (FBOs) allowing you to board very quickly.

Also, security and customs are handled in an exclusive way where customs and immigration processes are quick and secure.

Malaga Airport VIP Lounge

In Terminal 3 of Malaga airport, private jet passengers can enjoy a spacious VIP lounge, open between 6 am and 11 pm(winter) / 5 am to 2:30 am (summer) with the following services:

  • Free Internet
  • Information and customer service
  • Food and beverages
  • International magazines and newspapers
  • Work space with computers and printers
  • Televisions
  • Fax service
  • Meeting and conference room
  • Barrier-free access

Malaga – Costa del Sol Airport Operating Hours

Malaga – Costa del Sol airport is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, all year round.
Please note that the opening hours of the FBO may vary.

Malaga Airport General Aviation Terminal

Malaga Airport General Aviation Terminal

The General Aviation Terminal of Malaga Airport is located in the historic and original aerodrome of Malaga, which dates back to 1948. By the way, Malaga is one of the oldest airports in Spain.

This terminal was remodelled to exclusively cover this type of services and has passport control, ground handling, VIP lounge, etc. It is also known as the executive terminal of Malaga airport.

If you have some time, we recommend visiting the Aeronautical Museum of Malaga located a few metres from the terminal.

Aeronautical Museum of Malaga

  • Opening hours: Tuesday from 10 am to 8 pm, Wednesday to Saturday from 10am to 2pm.
  • Location

Private flight companies at Malaga Airport

There is a wide range of national and international companies operating private flights at Malaga airport and with all kinds of private jets, with almost all options of equipment and individual comfort that are possible.

In general, you can have your private jet ready to take off within a few hours from the moment you call them.

Private flight companies at Malaga Airport
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Private charter at Malaga airport includes services such as

  • Air Taxi (Helicopter)
  • Private jets
  • Turboprop aircraft
  • Escort with certified security personnel, catering at the gate, individual boarding counters, etc.

Turboprop aircraft are particularly suitable for shorter distances within Spain. The major advantage of this type of aircraft is that they can take off and land even at small airfields with short runways, which are closer to the place of residence and which cannot be operated by private aircraft.

private flights Malaga
Cessna Citation. Photo IJet

How much does it cost to charter a private jet?

Prices for private jet charter in Malaga can vary from a few thousand euros to tens of thousands of euros or more.

Private jet charter prices can vary depending on multiple factors, such as the type of aircraft, catering, length of flight, season and availability. Below are examples of approximate prices in euros for private jets:

  • The charter of a light jet, which seats 4 to 6 passengers, can range in price from 1,800 € to 4,500 € per flight hour.
  • Medium executive jets, which typically accommodate up to 9 passengers, can be priced between 4,500 € and 9,000 € per flight hour.
  • Long-range jets, ideal for international flights, and larger jets which usually seat from 14 to 19 passengers, can range in price from 9,000 € to 22,000 € or more per flight hour.

For example, a flight from Malaga to Madrid or Barcelona costs around 5,000 € -10,000 € for a small or medium-sized private jet.

For long-haul flights to international destinations, prices can range from 20,000 € to 100,000 € or more.

London is one of the most popular destinations for private jet flights. The price for a one-way flight to London from Malaga starts at around 15,500 euros for four people.

What is the cheapest way to charter a plane?

  • Travel in a Group and split costs with others passengers
  • Choose a Smaller Aircraft
  • Join a Membership Service
  • Use Empty Leg Flights
  • Book in Advance
  • Keep Your Schedule Open

Empty leg flights

Empty leg flights are flights where the plane flies without passengers. If your route coincides with the Empty leg you could save up to 70% compared to the normal price of the charter flight. An interesting option.

Empty leg flights Malaga
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Among all the multinationals and brokers offering this service, we would like to mention Ijet, a local private jet charter company in Malaga.

Ronaldinho in Malaga in March 2023 Photo Ijet
Ronaldinho in Malaga in March 2023. Photo Ijet



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