Malaga Airport News
The second runway, costing more than 470 million Euros to build, increases the number of flight movements from 37 to 72 per hour. It was officially opened on the 26th June 2012. On September 30th 2012 is was closed to save money. It is now reopened on Saturdays and Sundays in July and August and September and certain days over the Christmas period. On the 1 August 2015 a record 457 flight moments were recorded in a single day. In October 2015 the air controlors trade union (UCSA) called for the permanent opening of the runway. Statistics showed that traffic was also high on other days when the runday was closed and delays were caused. They also cited incidents when the main runway had to be closed and flights were diverted to Seville. On 24 Oct 2014 an object on the runwayad reached, on 7th September 2015 heavy rain cause the ILS (instrument landing system) to become inoperative. from the union amongst other to open the second runway more often.
Pharmasist open in TERMINAL THREE
There is a pharmasist located in the main Termal three departure check in area oposide side from checkin desk 310 and next to the Iberia ticket sales desk. So no need to walk all the way down to the old Termnal one.
FREE WIFI EXTENDED TO 30MINS
30 minutes of free WiFi will now be availble to all passengers and visitors to the airport. This has been extended from 15 minutes of connection. You have to register and give an email and will have the chance to pay extra for more time and faster speeds. There is two hour 'free' access in the VIP lounge.
Malaga Airport uses GBAS technology
Malaga Airport became the 1st airport in Spain and the 2nd in Europe to use the new landing precision system known as GBAS (Ground Based Augmentation System). At 4.30 on 6 May an Air Berlin flight arriving from Palma de Mallorca used the new technology to land at AGP as only the 4th airport in the world. The technology consists of a station on the ground which references antennae on the runway in order for the pilot to establish an extremely precise guidance signal. This would be particularly useful during bad weather.
Free wifi now available at Malaga Airport
It was announced on 25 July that from that 15 minutes of free WiFi will now be availble to all passengers and visitors to the airport. This follows the news from April 2013 when it was announced that Kubi Wireless had won a bid to provide the internet. Users will not have to pay anything for the first 15 minutes of connection but will have the chance to pay extra for more time and faster speeds.
Vueling to fly all year round between Cardiff and Malaga
Due to a successful 2012 summer season and launch of the 2013 season, Vueling will now start offering flights all year round between Cardiff and Malaga. Flights between the Welsh capital and the Costa del Sol will now operate year round on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, with an extra flight on Wednesdays during August and September. The airline is also adding the additional flights to their schedule between Cardiff and Alicante. The new winter flights are on sale as of Thursday 23rd May.
Work starts on exclusive airport shopping and restaurant area
Work has started to transform a 210 square metre area of the airport into an boutique shopping precinct. The zone will house designer labels such as Gucci and Loewe (other brands to be confirmed) and double Michelin star chef Dani Garcia's lastest haute cuisine restaurant.The transformation will mean that Malaga will join Madrid and Barcelona as one of the few airports to cater for big-spending travellers.
The project will create 50 new jobs during the construction stage and although works will not affect normal activity at the airport, they will be put on hold during the busy summer season between July and September. If all goes to plan, the shops and restaurant will be open to the public by March 2014.
Free Wi-Fi to be available in Malaga Airport
The AENA announced this week that all travellers at Malaga airport will soon have access to 15 minutes of free wi-fi.The company Kubi Wireless won a bid to offer the service at 28 airports across Spain, including five in the region of Andalucia: Malaga, Sevilla, Frederico García Lorca Granada-Jaen, Jerez and Almería.
After the primary 15 minutes of wi-fi usage, users will have the opportunity to pay for extra time with higher internet speeds.
Ryanair set to link MÁlaga AGP with Baden-Baden Germany
How would you like to fly to Germany for just 9,99€?
That is how Ryanair has chosen to announce upcoming service between Baden-Baden Germany and Málaga Airport. The tickets are part of the low-cost carrier’s promotional strategy for flights that are set to begin at the end of March 2012.
If all goes well, Ryanair will connect the two destinations with weekly flights every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The reason for the increased service to and from Germany is none other than recognition of the country’s economic importance even during times of financial upheaval. It is hoped that the new connection will encourage Germans to take advantage of low cost flights to Spain as they seek to escape the cold in search of warm sunny beaches.
The MÁlaga Airport Museum Serves Local Schools
Thousands of school children have visited the Málaga Airport Museum and enjoyed a wide range of educational activities offered by the facility. In June 2009, the 10,000th student passed through the doors. Since then, educators continue to arrive with busloads of students ready to learn more about airports, aviation and particularly the history of both in Málaga.
Currently the museum offers educational tours and programs for children and young people aged 4 to 18 years old. The entire experience takes about 2.5 hours and includes educational materials. For more information, ring 952 048 799.
Moroccan Airlines Flies into the 2011/12 Winter Season
Good news for passengers flying between Málaga Airport and Casablanca, Morocco. Royal Air Maroc has announced it will increase the number of winter flight connections between the two cities during the 2011/2012 season beginning November 1st.
Normally Air Maroc reduces the number of weekly flights from seven to five flights per week after the summer. This year, however, winter will continue to see daily flights to Morocco seven days a week. Once in Casablanca, travelers enjoy connections to other cities throughout the country as well as continuing flights across Africa.