Malaga Airport - Statistics

Malaga Airport Statistics

Málaga Airport is the fourth most important airport in Spain after Madrid, Barcelona and Palma de Mallorca. It is the top international airport in the south of Spain, handling 85% of the international air traffic in Andalucia.

All the Andalucia airports increased their passenger movements up to 2007. All except Malaga have seen reduced passenger movements since then. Malaga's lowest year was 2009 and has increased year on year since then. By 2014 it had recovered the 2007 high, even allowing for the AVE high speed train from Malaga to Madrid which was inaugurated in 2007. Every year since 2014 has set new passenger movement.

  Passenger movements (millions) Aircraft movements Cargo (‘000 tonnes)
2000 9.442 92,930 9,920
2001 9.927 98,174 9,365
2002 10.430 101,519 8,670
2003 11.567 110,220 6,837
2004 12.046 116,047 6,811
2005 12.669 123,959 5,493
2006 13.076 127,776 5,399
2007 13.591 129,698 5,828
2008 12.813 119,821 4,800
2009 11.622 103,536 3,400
2010 12.065 105,631 3,064
2011 12.823 107,397 2,992
2012 12.582 102,162 2,771
2013 12.922 102,359 2,661
2014 13.749 108,263 2,497
2015 14.404 108,897 2,472
2016 16.673 123,700 2,287
2017 18.626 137,178 2,866
2018 19.021 141,313 2,768

'Passenger movements' refers to a passenger arriving or departing. Since most passengers arrive and depart (or depart and then arrive) the number of 'passengers' using the airport is about half. Passenger movement is the standard method of airport reporting worldwide, it is often mis-interpreted in the press.

by country of arrival

Passengers arriving at Malaga airport in 2010, 2013 and 2016 were embarking from the following countries:

  Passengers 2010 Passengers 2013 Passengers 2016
UK 2,132,000 4,452,000 5,492,691
Spain 1,271,000 1,940,000 2,284,592
Germany 546,000 1,285,000 1,145,302
France 287,000 718,000 1,065,086
Holland 238,000 633,000 881,762
Ireland 293,000 529,000 723,629
Belgium 196,000 509,000 709,975
Denmark 183,000 396,000 644,066
Italy 171,000 357,000 540,409
Switzerland 381,000 158,000 522,821
Norway 132,000 447,000 503,926
Sweeden 86,000 342,000 499,115
Finland 85,000 231,000 273,707
Poland 37,000 78,000 193,823
Russia 28,000 106,000 158,770
Romania 22,000 53,000 92,661
Austria 23,000 65,000 91,545
Turkey - 78,000 120,679
Morocco 17,000 41,000 42,708
USA 15,000 17,000 41,983

 

by AIRLINE 

Passenger movements in thousands at Malaga airport in 2007, 2010, 2013 and 2016 by airline:

  2007 2010 2013 2016
RyanAir 345 2,113 2,980 3,831
Easyjet 1,817 1,720 1,671 1,876
Vueling 370 874 1,231 1,769
Iberia 871 512 232 1,641
Norwegian 76 395 757 1,191
Air Europa 742 512 492 639
Jet 2 370 230 470 532
Transavia 430 366 462 542
Air Lingus 233 590 378 462
Air Berlin 745 790 572 410
Thompsons/TUI 417 326 272 410
Air Nostrum 209 244 396 350
British Airways 531 169 287 298
(Monarch) 829 580 633 652
(BMI Baby) 387 0 - -
(Spanair) 955 442 - -
(Click Air) 499 - - -

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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