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Malaga Airport Adds New Runway, Doubles Their Flight Capacity


Andalusia, Spain -- (SBWIRE) -- 07/17/2012 -- With its gorgeous scenery, historic landmarks and events, and delicious cuisine, Spain has seen a revival in its tourism industry.

This boost in visitors prompted Malaga Airport, Spain’s fourth busiest airport, to open a new terminal, Terminal 3, in 2010. The new terminal, which cost 410 million Euros to build, features 86 check-ins, 20 new boarding gates, 12 baggage reclaim carousels and the largest food hall in Europe.

To further accommodate the growing number of European and international travelers, Malaga Airport recently opened a new, second runway. The new runway is expected to double the airport’s flight capacity from 37 flights per hour to as many as 65 to 70 flights per hour.

According to Malaga’s online visitor guide, http://www.airportmalaga.net/, the new improvements to the Malaga Airport are a big step for the popular transportation hub and will provide the resources necessary for the growing tourism industry.

“Last year, some 12.8 million passengers passed through the gates of Malaga Airport and this year a second runway finally opened in May to cope with the year-on-year increase of passenger numbers,” states AirportMalaga.net. “As one of Spain’s busiest airports, the new runway will help allow Malaga Airport to continue to grow and service the flourishing tourism population.”

Located approximately 8 km or 5 miles southwest of the city of Malaga, Malaga Airport services more than 60 countries and is said to be one of Spain’s most important tourist gateways. The airport has links to 20 cities throughout Spain and more than 100 major cities in Europe.

Travelers interested in learning more about Malaga and Malaga Airport can find a wide range of information at AirportMalaga.net. The site provides details about Malaga’s most popular area attractions, including the Picasso Museum, and the latest local news.

Additionally, travelers can find a large selection of information about Malaga Airport. The site features current airport arrivals and departures, a list of the airport’s destinations and information on how to get to the airport.

AirportMalaga.net also helps travelers find the best car hire options. People can search for their transportation right on the site.

For more information about Malaga Airport or the Malaga area, visit http://www.airportmalaga.net/

About AirportMalaga.net
AirportMalaga.net is an online guide for visitors to Malaga. Featuring live arrivals and departures, the site provides visitors with a host of information about Malaga Airport, area attractions and reviews of the available local transportation options.