Flights from Malaga to Zurich with Swiss airlines


Swiss airlines strengthens its commitment in the next season with the announcement of the connection between Malaga and Zürich with the opening of a new route to Geneva. The company explained: “Malaga airport remains a priority for Swiss International Air Lines.”

Flights between Malaga and Geneva will begin the next Sunday with a frequency of 4 flights per week.

Thus, the airline aims to connect the terminal in Malaga with operations centers of the company in Zürich and Geneva, allowing connections to European and intercontinental destinations as varied as Moscow, Bucharest, Berlin, Boston and Hong Kong.

 

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Volotea lands in Asturias on Friday with a plane coming in from Malaga


View of the main apron at Malaga Airport, show...

View of the main apron at Malaga Airport, showing various aircraft parked up at the stands, including Transavia and Air Europa Boeing 737s (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Volotea airline, presented as a low cost for the small and medium cities in Europe, will be initiating their operations in Asturias this coming Friday with the arrival of an airplane from Malaga airport.

With this route, Volotea announce the beginning of their activities at the Asturias airport, that will include direct connections with other cities.

Alfons Claver, the airline’s Institutional Relations manager, will be presenting the content of the offer of flights, one hour before the first flight arrives, which will be landing on the Asturias airport runway on Friday at 12:00h.

After a 25-minute stopover, the same plane will be departing towards Ibiza, as announced today by the company themselves, that are now part of the list of other companies that regularly operate at the Asturias airport.

Malaga airport dropped to sixth place in Spain last month


The incessant trickle of loss of passengers that Malaga airport has registered since the beginning of the year has caused a drop of positions in the national ranking and now finds itself in sixth place by volume of passengers at the end of this trimester. The figures provided yesterday by Aena show an amount of 1.9 million travellers that have passed through this terminal until March, which means a 6% decrease compared to the same period last year. This figure comes from a new descent of five points that it experienced during last month.

This evolution has caused that ahead of the Malaga – Costa del Sol airport, the order is Madrid, Barcelona, Palma de Mallorca, Gran Canaria and South Tenerife, this last one with a 6% increase of traveller activity. However, regarding operations it’s currently in fifth position in Spain, in front of South Tenerife, with 18.447 flights until March. This figure means a fall of 8.7%.

Andalucia

The whole lot of Andalusian airports add up a total amount of 3.434.049 passengers during the first three months of the year, in other words, almost nine points less than in the same period in 2011. Almost 50.000 operations have been registered over this trimester, that also marks a downward trend in the flights of 6.8%.

The situation of Malaga and the Andalusian terminals is in keeping with the evolution registered nationally. The airports of Aena’s network have lost 5.3% of passengers in the first three months of the year, up to 37.6 million, while the downfall has been steeper in the month of March, by 7%, up to 14.2 million travellers.

The network’s main airport, Madrid-Barajas, registered a significant decrease of 8.8% in March’s traffic, until transporting a total of 3.7 million travellers, while the Barcelona-El Prat airport experienced a slight decrease of 0.5%, transporting 2.6 million travellers. During the past month of March, the Spanish airports operated 156.123 flights, 10.4% less, while the first trimester’s downfall is reduced to 8.9%.

The seasonality is still affecting the air sector, that hopes to improve in April with the launching of the high season program.

Car hire from Malaga airport, what should we know?


Malagacar-fachada

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Tourists visiting Malaga and the Costa del Sol usually plan well in advance their visit, even more if it’s not their first time coming to Malaga. The main reason for this is that Malaga is a very popular destination, and if our holiday on the Costa del Sol includes accommodation, car hire in Malaga or any other tourist service, it is very recommended to book online those services in advance.

Why hiring a car in Malaga?

Well…this question is very easy to answer. If you are coming to the Costa del Sol, just for sunbathing, beach and resting in your hotel room, then maybe you don’t need to hire a car, or maybe you will be fine with a transfer or a cheap car hire from Malaga airport. Is this your case?

On the other side, if you are looking to explore the different towns in Malaga, to enjoy the natural beaches from other areas of the province or to visit some of the many events present in Malaga, then…hiring a car is more than recommended.

What kind of car should I hire?

This depends directly on many other things: Are you coming with a friend or with the family? Hiring a minivan would be a nice option for those who need the extra space, a luxury car or spacious car will provide the required comfort for driving longer distances.

If you just want to enjoy the surroundings, closer towns, or you just don’t want to spend much on the vehicle, there are many cheap car rentals available which will cost less than using a taxi

What company should I choose for car hire in Malaga?

There are many online websites offering cheap car hire at Malaga airport, however most of them are online brokers. What does it mean to you? Well…they claim to be the best, but they are not even directly related to a rent a car company, so they are just selling something they don’t even know if it´s good enough for their visitors, and not only this…it is very usual those websites let you hire your vehicle from a worldwide provider such Avis, Goldcar, Europcar…which will bill you a full fuel tank on pickup…so the price even increase…but we can’t expect much more, as it is a resold service, you are not using a first tier car hire supplier.

My tip is to hire always from the best local company at or next to the main airport in the city, and this applies to any destination we choose.  Below you will find some websites I recommend you to check:

Malagacar.com  will pick you up at Malaga airport arrivals, and return you departures when leaving. The trust and competitive prices this company have generated over the years is well worth and it is the supplier of many other online websites and travel agents. If you need to hire a car for the first time or you need to try another because you were not satisfied with your first experience, just give it a try and get back to this blog to tell me your experiences, you will not regret.

Discount car hire in Malaga without credit card


If you are thinking about coming to Malaga, there is a website which offer car hire Malaga without credit card and a 6% discount if you book the car for at least 8 days.

Malaga tourism tips:

Do not forget to reserve the vehicle at least 1 month in advance. Malaga being a popular destination may run out of available vehicles in summer season and prices may be expensive.

If you like driving or getting to Malaga white villages or to discover Andalucia, I recommend hiring a comfortable car instead a cheap car rental; it is better to drive comfortable than wishing to reach our destination because we are tired of driving.

Malagacar.com is a professional company at Malaga airport with many years of experience. You can hire the car just providing your flight number and they will pick you up at Malaga airport.

Malagacar.com discount voucher code

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Malaga airport operates nearly 60% of flights in Andalusia during Christmas


Control Tower at Malaga Airport, built in 2002

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From today until January 9th will be more than half a million seats available on scheduled operations at Malaga airport.

Andalusian airports have scheduled a total of 6537 flights from Thursday until January 9th, during the Christmas holidays, with 974,742 seats available for passengers, as has been indicated from Spanish Airports and Air Navigation (AENA).

Most of the movement (with 56% availability) will occur in the Pablo Ruiz Picasso Airport, Malaga, with 3,550 scheduled movements and 547,325 seats available. After this terminal, Seville airport San Pablo has 1,899 flights for this holiday season with 290,358 seats.

Federico García Lorca Airport in Granada has scheduled 408 flights with 58,387 seats, while Almeria airport has 408 flights and 35,752 seats available for passengers. Finally, Jerez airport (Cádiz) has 248 movements during Christmas, with 42,920 seats.

Malaga airport information


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Malaga airport (code AGP) is an international airport in the south of the Iberian Peninsula and is located about ten kilometers southwest of the city of Malaga. It is the main airport in the region of Andalusia and the fourth largest Spanish Airport. Meanwhile approaching the Airport opens a fantastic view over the sparkling blue sea and the mountains. The airport is served by many international airlines including Air Berlin, British Airways, Delta Airlines, German Wings, Iberia, Lufthansa, Ryanair, SAS Scandinavian and TUIfly.

Although at the airport are available more than 20 car rental companies, only about ten of them operate in the terminal. Other offices are located near the car park P1 and around the airport. Some of the companies are using free shuttle buses; others work by phone or through a customer service representative at the airport. It is advisable to inform in advance exactly about the provider and who wants to save money, should book the car well in advance.