Malaga Airport (AGP)
History, Facts and Overview
Malaga boasts an extremely long aeronautical history, dating back to the early 1920s, when planes regularly flew between Spanish cities, such as Alicante, Barcelona and Toulouse in southern France. The airfield soon developed into a basic airport and by the late 1930s, it was being mainly used by the Spanish Air Force.
The year of 1946 was an important date for Malaga Airport, when it opened for international civilian traffic. During the fifties, the airport gained popularity and by 1960, it was necessary to expand. This year saw the runway lengthened and plans for a new terminal began, which was completed several years later. Recent developments at Malaga Airport include a stylish new control tower featuring state-of-the-art communications equipment, a spacious third terminal and additional parking spaces.
There are ATMs and bureaux de change in both terminals 1 and 2, and a bank in Terminal 2 (T2) only. Passengers at Malaga Airport will find a wide selection of shopping outlets, such as the Chocolatt and Glasé Choc confectionary stores, the Picasso food store, five Aldeasa gift shops, and a delicatessen selling a range of traditional Spanish foods.
A great choice of places to dine at or relax with a drink can be found within Malaga Airport. Various sandwiches and baguettes are available at the Bar del Golf, Bar La Tasca, Café Select, Deli Marché and the Café Picasso, which is situated within the departures lobby. VIP lounges offer basic communication facilities for business travellers. The Hotel AC Malaga Palacio is situated within easy driving distance of the airport and also offers a variety of amenities and services for both business travellers and tourists alike.