The future AVE in Andalusia will be the first high-speed line which will have a station in an airport. The railway council has signed up the construction of the complete route of the high-speed corridor between Seville and Antequera (Malaga) and part of the sections Seville to Seville airport. This section will be operational in 2013.
A conversion of the rails to the High Speed Rails will link the cities of Seville and Malaga, Granada and Almeria at 55, 75 and 180 minutes respectively, while the Malaga-Granada route will be covered in 50 minutes. The axis is also connected with high-speed rail lines to Cadiz, Cordoba and Jaen.
The AVE Malaga has been introduced in tourism in a clear way, becoming an important means of transport which tourists take into consideration when selecting their destination and how to get there. Now, tourists have in mind that the AVE has become not only an option but an option with a lot of weight.
On the other hand, the business collectives of Marbella have claimed on numerous occasions an impulse for the rail corridor, a chapter whose resolution is still pending on funding and on whose trails could move high-speed trains, which would facilitate enormously tourism along the Costa del Sol.
Currently, tourists with final destination Marbella still have to suffer inconveniences arriving at Malaga train station or Malaga airport. On one hand, the high cost of taxis. Otherwise, the endless routes of some bus lines. What is gained in speed is lost in the travel time between Malaga and Marbella.
The future AVE will have more capacity and this increase in the number of seats will allow a reduction in ticket price and so their services are more attractive compared to the car and the low cost airlines, its direct competitors.