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Malaga airport problems

Postby jules 2 » Sat Mar 18, 2006 7:59 pm

We will be arriving at Malaga airport on Thursday afternoon ( hope the weather brightens up by then ). Have picked up on a few problems going on at the airport, any advice on what to expect? Will be heading west towards the toll road.
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Postby Sad K » Sat Mar 18, 2006 8:38 pm

What problems, specifically, have you "picked up" on, please tell us all!!

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Malaga Airport

Postby AguilaMike » Sat Mar 18, 2006 8:51 pm

I flew out of Malaga yesterday (Friday 17th March). Only problem I had was with a 1hr 35mins delay with the incoming easyJet flight from Liverpool.

There were no problems at all getting to, or through, Malaga airport.

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Postby jules 2 » Sat Mar 18, 2006 9:53 pm

Sorry I wasn't more specific :oops:

Just seem to recall reading something about roadworks in the airport area.
Hopefully I've got it wrong.
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Postby safeashouses » Sat Mar 18, 2006 10:05 pm

They are building at the airport to extend the car park etc. No problems flying back to the UK from there on Wednesday about 5pm. Finding a space to leave the hire car was a problem but if you are hiring 'off airport' and being shuttled by minibus that won't be a problem for you.

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Postby jules 2 » Sat Mar 18, 2006 11:00 pm

We pick our car up from the pay & display car park & will need to drop it off the following week when we return to uk. Think it may be wise to speak with espacar before we leave. Thanks safeashouses.
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Postby Beachcomber » Sun Mar 19, 2006 12:18 am

I think the main problems are being experienced by people picking up or dropping off friends, relations etc. Its virtually a case of pulling up, pushing them and their luggage out of the door and off again.

This means that the legalised bandits who drive those white cars with a Taxi sign on the roof are having a field day especially as the tariff board has also disappeared again!

The other difficulties are for people who use the private airport parking companies situated the other side of the railway line because the narrow road over the line has now been closed and it means either having to go down to the main road and coming back in via the San Miguel factory or going back the other way to the new roundabout and coming in past the cargo area.

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Postby pwwm » Sun Mar 19, 2006 1:31 pm

Beachcomber is quite right re dropping people off, it was a nightmare last week when we dropped our son off, took 45 mins to drive in from dual carriageway. Just wonder what it will be like in the summer?
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Postby tigertony » Fri Mar 31, 2006 4:49 pm

Malaga Airport car park is a nighmare at the moment. Especially at the weekend.

We had to get the police to move the bollards and escaped over the payment after several cars were parked ON THE EXIT ROAD!!!

yes they blocked everyone in!!!!

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Postby oliveview01 » Fri Mar 31, 2006 9:20 pm

It doesn´t help a radio presenter on one of the English speaking stations saying how he parks at the airport and gets the train into Malaga to go shopping! :x Fine when there is plenty of room to park/drive about but when it is bad how stupid/selfish is that? :shock:

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Postby jules 2 » Fri Mar 31, 2006 10:06 pm

Beachcomber, you were right, dropping off is the major problem. We arranged to meet our hire car guy on the main road leading into the airport. He then drove us in to departures and dropped us off but there was quite a queue so you do need to allow extra time for check in.
We were told that the works are going to continue 'til june & everyone is dreading the easter period.
Coming back next week & flying into Gib! Hope we don't get diverted :shock:
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Postby frank » Sat Apr 01, 2006 10:31 am

We left last Sunday morning, and knowing of the problem (thanks to this forum) we arrived with plenty of time to spare. I needed to fill up the car, so just drove straight there, then up to Terminal 2 carpark, parked the car, and walked straight in. Easiest ever! It was about 8am, no queues whatsoever!
Unusual for me to get it right! ;-)
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Postby aligato » Sat Apr 01, 2006 9:11 pm

We collected from an arrival on Friday at Malaga and were directed to park at P3 about a 1000 km away! There was plenty of parking and it was free and a free bus took us to arrivals and took us back.It added about 30 minutes to the process

I couldn't see anything that would stop you leaving a car there for free while you went on a flight!!

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Postby Beachcomber » Sat Apr 01, 2006 10:41 pm

Was it a TARDIS bus? :D

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Postby frank » Sat Apr 01, 2006 11:46 pm

aligato wrote:We collected from an arrival on Friday at Malaga and were directed to park at P3 about a 1000 km away! There was plenty of parking and it was free and a free bus took us to arrivals and took us back.It added about 30 minutes to the process

I couldn't see anything that would stop you leaving a car there for free while you went on a flight!!
Reading the local Spanish newspapers last week when we were there, there are large adverts advising everyone to go to P3, where as you say, there are free buses to and from the main terminal. Trouble is, not many visitors read the local papers! ;-)
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Postby oliveview01 » Sun Apr 02, 2006 9:32 am

We used the P3 car park about a month ago. Not too long to wait for the bus into the terminal but the wait going back was about 20 min. But at least it saved the stress of queuing to get into the main car parks!


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