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Passenger numbers at Malaga Airport rose by 7.3% in the first four months of this year

Inside Malaga airport.
Inside Malaga airport. / M.F.
  • Data from Aena, the airport operator, says that 5.2 million passengers used Malaga Airport in the first four months of the year

The Costa del Sol's airport continues its strong start to the year. In the period January to April, compared to last year, there were 7.3 per cent more passengers arriving or departing.

Data from Aena, the airport operator, says that 5.2 million passengers used Malaga Airport in the first four months of the year. Of these, 4.3 million were arriving or leaving on international flights. There were 29,514 international flights over the four-month period, 5.6 per cent up on a year ago.

The number of British visitors doesn't seem to have been affected by Brexit. From January to April, 548,502 passengers arrived or left from the UK, up 3.4 per cent. Germany had 156,259 passengers, up 7.5 per cent, and France 119,715, up almost 20 per cent on a year ago.

Domestic flights also saw an uplift in the first four months. There were 8,897 take-offs and landings to or from Spanish airports, an increase of 8.5 per cent year-on-year with 885, 772 domestic passengers.

The busiest day in the first four months of the year was Saturday 13 April, with 72,399 passengers.