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New boss of Malaga Airport shows confidence in future routes and investment

Pedro Bendala.
Pedro Bendala. / MIGUE FERNÁNDEZ
  • Pedro Bendala announced that the forecasted investment budget for next year at the airport will be 38 million euros

Speaking at the busiest time of year for plane activity, the new director of Malaga Airport has been explaining more about his plans.

At a working breakfast with journalists last week, just a month into the job, Pedro Bendala announced that the forecasted investment budget for next year at the airport will be 38 million euros, with the focus on making the terminals more environmentally friendly. "Aena [the airport operator] has made the promise of becoming carbon neutral, so we have to reduce our emissions and those of the 300 companies working at the airport."

Speaking about the airport's future growth, he said that "the sky is the limit" and that a master plan is needed "to activate investment when the need arises".

Bendala also commented on the increase in longer-distance routes operating this summer season. "Every day a year-round flight between Malaga and New York gets closer," he said, adding that the growth in connectivity to the Middle East was also important.