After three months of next to no activity, bosses at Malaga Airport this week reopened Terminal 3 (the newest wing) as the number of flights into and out of the Costa del Sol reached 123 on Wednesday.
This figure is triple that of the daily figures seen during the first week of borders being reopened, initially on 21 June and only to countries in the Schengen zone (with some exceptions), plus the UK. Now that July has arrived, however, many airlines have restarted their services, albeit with reduced frequency.
Car park and VIP lounge
Until now, and since the state of alarm was announced in mid-March, all of the airport's activity had been concentrated in the older Terminal 2, with all shops and services closed, including the main car park. However, the latter has now reopened, as well as the VIP lounge.
"Málaga-Costa del Sol Airport will expand operational areas progressively as airline activity recovers. We will also assess the implementation of new spaces according to the evolution of the health and economic situation in the country and the lifting of restrictions," a spokesperson explained.
The 123 connections on Wednesday, 94 of which where international, is still a long way off the around 500 daily take off and landings at the same time last year.