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Passenger Numbers Up 7.1% in October

Almost 2 million passengers in October
Passenger numbers up in October

Almost 2 million passengers in October

Málaga Costa del Sol Airport closed October having handled a 7.1% increase in passenger numbers and 7.5% more flight operations than in the same month in 2016.

The month saw 1,833,589 travellers and 13,007 flight operations, both impressive numbers for the month of October. This is according to the latest figures from airport network operator AENA.

The bulk of passengers (1,830,209) were travelling on commercial flights. Of these, the vast majority (1,615,583) travelled on international flights representing annual growth of 6.3%. The dynamism of the foreign market contributed to the increase in flight operations with 10,520 international flights handled in October, an increase of 6.4%.

The domestic market also showed growth with a 14.5% increase in domestic passengers travelling between Málaga and other Spanish airports. The number of domestic flights also increased with 13.9% more handled by staff at Málaga.

The UK was the primary destination for more than half a million passengers passing through Málaga airport last month. Almost 200,000 German passengers were handled, along with 118,302 Dutch travellers.

Sunday October 1st was the busiest day in terms of passengers with over 71,000 using the airport that day. In terms of flight traffic, Saturday 21st was the busiest day with 497 flights handled.


Over the first ten months of 2017, Málaga Costa del Sol Airport has seen passenger numbers increase by 12%, while there were 11.1% more flight operations.

A total of 16,564,498 people travelled on 120,231 flights from January to October, the vast majority on commercial flights. 14.5 million passengers were on international flights consolidating the strength of the foreign market with 12.8% more flights and 12.9% more passengers.

The number of domestic travellers in the first ten months of the year also increased. Specifically, the number of passengers increased by 6.1% to reach 2,066,880. The number of domestic flight operations increased by 3.4%, to reach a total of 19,729 so far this year.