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Flight numbers take off at the Costa del Sol airport this weekend

Busy check-in desks at the Malaga-Costa del Sol Airport this month.
Busy check-in desks at the Malaga-Costa del Sol Airport this month. / SALVADOR SALAS
  • It is expected that 1,640 flights will operate from today until Monday - 81 per cent of the air traffic Malaga received prior to the pandemic

The end of July and the beginning of August, which coincides with a weekend, will see Malaga airport register its highest level of flight activity since the start of the Covid pandemic.

Data provided by airport operator, Aena, shows from this Friday (30 July) until Monday a total of 1,640 flights are expected to land and take off on the Costa del Sol, compared to the 2,017 in this same period in 2019 – some 81 per cent of the air traffic it had before the start of the worldwide health crisis.

Of the total number of commercial flights scheduled by the airlines 1,304 are international and 336 have national airports as their origin or destination. Before the pandemic, the figures were 1,682 international operations and 335 within the Spanish territory.

The busiest day this weekend will be Sunday, with 434 scheduled flights, followed by Saturday, in which 417 aircraft are scheduled to operate and Friday with 408 connections, of which 317 will be with international cities.