2008 News Archive - Holidays - New record for Malaga airport
18 01 2007
Malaga airport enjoyed yet another hectic year in 2006, with 13,076,252 passengers passing through in total.
Citing figures from the Spanish Airports Authority, Typically Spanish reports that this represents a rise of 3.2 per cent from 2005, as Spain has bolstered its reputation as the most desirable holiday destination in Europe.
Unsurprisingly, perhaps, five million of those using Malaga airport were British, dwarfing the 147,000 Germans who used the airport and the 600,000 who came from Ireland.
While Malaga itself is a massively popular resort boasting ancient architecture and a cosmopolitan atmosphere, many tourists instead drive from the airport to the likes of Sevilla, Granada, Jaen or Cordoba.
Malaga airport is also the gateway to the Costa del Sol, which remains one of Europe's most successful areas for international tourism.
Popular with golf enthusiasts and beach-lovers alike, the Costa del Sol has some of Spain's very best hotels and the facilities on offer are more impressive than many of its rivals within the country.
Thanks in part to the exceptional weather that the Costa del Sol enjoys throughout the year, Torremolinos, Fuengirola, Marbella and Puerto Banus are all hugely popular destinations, but all have retained a certain charm that ensures they are not exclusively beach resorts.