Although, historically, the United Kingdom is the country from which most passengers fly to Malaga -in terms of international flights-, increasingly more and more airlines are flying from the Malaga-Costa del Sol airport to countries around the world.
In 2018, the Malaga airport has added, in this sense, 53 operators that connect with 136 national and international destinations through 247 routes. Amongst the new lines inaugurated for this summer season we can find the following:
Scandinavian Airlines has recently inaugurated a route between Malaga and the Danish city of Aarhus, and also Air Baltic will connect the Costa del Sol with Riga, the capital of Latvia.
Air Malta has also opened a new route: the Malaga-La Valleta line that will operate on Mondays and Fridays. For its part, Wizz Air has begun operating its new route to Sofia on Tuesdays and Saturdays.
SAS will connect with the Swedish city of Malmo two days a week, and TUIfly Belgium will connect, with four weekly flights to Malaga with Paris-Orly.
New routes to and from the Middle East
On June 4th, the new line of Qatar Airways that will fly from Malaga directly to Doha was inaugurated. This route from Malaga will operate during the summer season until September 30th.
For its part, the Saudi Airlines company has opened two new routes to unite Malaga with two cities in Saudi Arabia: its capital, Riyadh, and Jeddah. Both routes will operate between June and September.
And although the Malaga-Istanbul flight is already a classic, Turkish Airlines announced this year the expansion of its aircraft fleet to 14 weekly flights; twice daily between June and October.
Does Malaga have an eye on East Asia?
According to the newspaper El Confidencial, the possibility of creating a direct flight from Malaga to Tokyo was discussed in the framework of the XIX Spain-Japan Forum that took place in Malaga last October. However, we have not found further on this issue.
Delta’s Malaga-New York line turns ten
The Delta line that operates flights from Malaga and JFK airport in New York is turning ten this year. And such has been the success of this line since its implementation that the idea is to, at some point, make it work throughout the year and not only between May and October.