The popular low-cost airline, Norwegian, will now fly to the German cities of Düsseldorf and Hannover, as well as Rome Fiumicino airport in Italy. The move ensures the airline can keep up with competitors flying to and from Malaga airport and increases their onboard capacity by over 20 per cent for the summer period, with an additional 230,000 extra passenger seats.
Norwegian will now offer 23 routes to and from Malaga this summer, including direct flights to and from JFK Airport, NYC, five Norwegian and German destinations and four UK airports. One of the new routes will also use one of the airlines newest aircrafts, the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, which is currently the largest aeroplane flying to Malaga airport with a 344 passenger capacity.
Other airlines that have recently increased the number of routes from Malaga include Ryanair, now running flights to Amsterdam and Frankfurt and Jet2, who also now fly to and from Birmingham and London Stansted Airport.
The recent moves by airlines come as Spain is consistently named the world's most visited country. The World Economic Forum's biannual Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report released last week ranks Spain as the best country in the world for tourism, with France and Germany in second and third place. In a comprehensive study analyses of 136 countries worldwide, the report cites Spain's natural attractions (it's weather and beaches) along with an excellent infrastructure and transport links as two of the main factors that contribute to the development and competitiveness of the country.