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Record 109 destinations to be served from Malaga airport this coming winter

  • A total of 41 different airlines will be offering flights in to and out of the Costa del Sol's main gateway during the low season, which officially runs from 29 October to 24 March

People can choose to fly to 109 destinations from Malaga airport this winter, nine routes more than winter last year. That figure rises to 188 routes if you take into account that some airports have more than one carrier flying into them from Malaga. A total of 41 different airlines will be offering flights in to and out of the Costa del Sol's main gateway during the low season, which officially runs from 29 October to 24 March.

There has been a big increase on routes to Germany with 47 per cent more volume on sale than last year, caused by the bankruptcy of Air Berlin stimulating carriers to put on more seats across their routes.

In real numbers the winter flight programme to and from Malaga covers 36,290 flights with just over six million seats, an increase of 7.7 per cent on last year. These figures as usual include both arrivals and departures.

Ryanair is still the biggest carrier and now has weekend flights to Prague. It will run 50 routes from Malaga this winter, up from 42 last year, including flights to Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Bremen, Dortmund, Santander and Wroclaw that normally stop after the summer.

Britain dominates

Of the six million seats over the winter, 1.47 million will be on flights to and from Britain and Malaga, representing a quarter of the total.

There will be 45 options to fly to the UK. The route to London Gatwick is Malaga's busiest. British Airways are to keep operating London Heathrow over the winter and flights operate four times a week.