Some 17.6 million passengers have flown through Malaga airport between January and November 2017, up by almost 1 million during the same period last year.
The surge in tourism in the region is a testament to its international draw as well as its continually improving infrastructure. Malaga airport underwent a significant renovation over the last decade and is currently due to receive an 8.4 million euro upgrade. The renovation of Malaga's second terminal will take up to 20 months to complete and will vastly improve the ability of the airport to sustain increasing levels of visitors per year.
According to the Spanish airports authority, Aena, passenger figures increased by 11.9 per cent, reflecting the increase in the number of flights which also rose by 11 per cent to 128,796 in the last 11 months of 2017. The majority of passengers arriving at the airport flew with commercial airlines and more than 15 million travelers came from airports outside of Spain (up by 12.7 per cent on last year), with domestic flights representing just 6.9 per cent of the total.
Several new flight routes have been announced this year, including various Scandinavian destinations with Primera Air and SAS. A new route between Malaga and Lyon was announced just this week with Transavia, the low cost arm of Air France-KLM.
The continued growth of Malaga airport is expected to last well into 2018, further establishing the southern Spanish region as an important international hub that is easily accessible from around the globe. The Costa del Sol has never been more attractive as a location of choice to invest in a property abroad. For further information on properties for sale on the Costa del Sol, please visit our website for a selection of Bank Repossessions, Beachfront Properties, Luxury Properties and New Developments.