The fact that Malaga Airport receives flights from over 50 European cities indicates the growing popularity of the Costa del Sol among tourists. And growing demand is accompanied by an increas in the offer of cheap flights to Malaga in recent years. This year no less than 18 different low-cost flight companies are operating from Malaga and a third of all air passangers who land at Malaga airport fly with a low-cost company. In 2005 4 million travellers flew to and from Malaga, that is an increase of 30 percent with respect to the previous year.
More and more low cost airlines fly to and from Malaga.
Easyjet recently set up connections between Malaga and Basle, Geneva, Milan, Berlin, Dortmund and will soon operate direct flights between Malaga and Glasgow.
The German low-cost airline Germanwings plans to operate flights between Malaga and Stuttgart between May and October, and the Spanish cheap flight company Vueling has announced it will offer a new domestic route from Malaga to Madrid this Summer. Monarch invested 50 million euros in a new base in Malaga last November and hopes to transfer over 900,000 passengers each year. (Incidentally today the company is offering a special offer of a flight from Luton airport to Malaga on 18th June for just 14.99 on its website).
The aiport at Malaga is a 10km drive from the city along the E-15 motorway and the N-340 road. The airport has three carparks next to the terminal which cost almost 10 euros per day. Buses to Malaga from the airport leave every half hour and cost one euro.
There are also buses linking the airport to Marbella and other Costa del Sol resorts. The airport has a station opposite Terminal 2 and regular trains run from 07.00 to 23.45. The journey to Malaga by taxi takes about 20 minutes and costs about 15 euros.
The best offers of cheap Summer flights to Malaga
EasyJet, Ryanair, Monarch, Thomsonfly, Air Berlin, Bmibaby, First Choice…. all offer cheap flights to Malaga. As always, passengers are advised to book Summer flights as soon as possible. We did a search in all the above airlines to see who was offering the cheapest 2-week return flights from London (or another airport if no London-Malaga flight is available) to Malaga, outbound 1/08/2006, inbound 15/08/2006. See the cheapest flights to Malaga below (prices as shown today on their websites):
- Ryanair: Dublin-Malaga: £136.
- Easyjet: London-Malaga: £147.98
- Excel Airways: London-Malaga: £170.00
- Thomsonfly: London-Malaga: £179.22
- Monarch: London-Malaga: £187.17
- Bmibaby: Manchester-Malaga: £194.38
People wanting to take advantage of these cheap Summer flights to Malaga are advised to book as soon as possible.