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Increase in Passengers and Flights at Malaga

Increase in Passengers and Flights at Malaga

As the mercury rises, so does the number of visitors to the Costa del Sol. Thus, in May, Malaga Airport saw almost 2 million passengers travelling on almost 14,000 flights! Specifically, the airport handled 1,914,220 passengers in May, an increase of 4.2% when compared to the same month in 2018. Travellers moved on 13,988 flights, Continue Reading

Andalucía Most Popular for Holiday Homes

26% of Spain's holiday homes are in Andalucia

81% of owners of a home in Spain say they would not put their homes into the holiday rental market, while only 16% said they would consider it. The other 3% say they already have their property available for short-term rentals, according to a report from fotocasa. These numbers are very similar to 2018, meaning Continue Reading

Málaga Airport Had a Busy April

Málaga airport increase in passengers

The Costa del Sol continues to attract visitors from around the world, as well as from around Spain, according to airport operator AENA. In April, Málaga Costa del Sol Airport recorded 7.5% more flights and 7.6% more passengers than in the same month of 2018. Specifically, 1,827,586 travellers moved on 13,236 flights. The vast majority Continue Reading

Spain Received 5.6 million Tourists in March

Spain Received 5.6 million Tourists in March

Spain received 5.6 million international tourists in March, 4.7% more than the same month in 2018. According to the INE data, the UK was the main country of residence for March’s visitors. More than 1.1 million Brits arrived representing 19.7% of the total. However, the figure was 6.2% lower than in March last year. German Continue Reading

Quarter of Visitors to Andalucia Came From the UK

Quarter of Visitors to Andalucia From UK

Spain has had a good start to the year in terms of tourism. Over 4 million international visitors came here in February, an increase of 3.8% over the same month last year. The UK was, as always, the main source of the visitors with 883,757 Brits making their way here. This represents 20.2% of the Continue Reading

Record Passenger Numbers at Málaga Airport

Record Passenger Numbers at Málaga Airport

In February Malaga-Costa del Sol Airport handled a 9.2% increase in passenger numbers when compared to the same month in 2018. Staff at the airport also dealt with a 6.1% increase in the number of flight operations. There were 1,052,194 passengers and 8,140 take-offs/landings in February, according to airport operator AENA. The vast majority of Continue Reading

Number of Tourists Increase in January

Tourism increased again in January

Spain received 4.2 million international tourists in January, 2.2% more than in the same month of the previous year. The UK was the main source of tourists, with 807,347 travellers visiting Spain in January. This represents 19.2% of the total tourists and is an annual increase of 1%, according to data from the INE. German Continue Reading

82.8m Tourists Came to Spain in 2018

Spain received a massive 82.8 million tourists in 2018

Despite some commentators suggesting Spain was suffering from a drop in tourist numbers, 2018 ended up beating the previous year. Throughout the year, 82.8 million tourists came to Spain for their holidays, according to data from the INE. This is a 1.1% increase over 2017 and shows that Spain is still a number one tourist Continue Reading

Málaga Airport Had Busiest Year Ever in 2018

Málaga Airport handled over 19m passengers in 2018

In terms of passenger numbers, 2018 was the busiest year in the history of Málaga Costa del Sol Airport. This is according to figures released by airport operator, AENA. Beating 2017’s record, which fell slightly short of 19 million passengers, growth in both the domestic and international sectors brought 19,021,704 passengers through the airport. This Continue Reading

Passenger Growth in November at Málaga Airport

Passenger Growth in November at Málaga Airport

Málaga-Costa del Sol Airport handled just over one million passengers in November, an increase of 8% when compared to the same month last year. The number of flights also increased, by 8.9%, to reach a little over nine thousand operations. The bulk of November’s passengers moved on commercial flights, the vast majority (933,679) flying internationally. Continue Reading