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Malaga airport is the forth largest airport in Spain after Madrid, Barcelona and Palma de Mallorca. Malaga airport is expected to grow rapidly in passenger capacity over next coming years with now the new terminal 3 in place and 2 new runways being built eastbound of the airport complex.
Malaga airport arrivals
Most arrivals to Malaga airport will be redirected to exit in terminal 3. This new brighter and larger arrival hall gives a new welcome to our visitors. Passengers can be viewed from luggage claim to be timed to exit giving more space for waiting friends and relatives.
Malaga airport departures
Since the opening of terminal 3 terminal 2 has closed for departures for refurbishment. However, terminal 2 is still being used as check-in. Both terminal 2 and terminal 3 is joined together in an open space with check-in desks in a numeric straight line.
Terminal 1 that used to be used for non-schengen flights has since the opening of terminal 3 been closed for traffic. Restaurants and shops have been closed or moved to the new terminal 3. Terminal 1 was opened June 1972 and closed March 2010.
Terminal 2 also called Pablo Ruiz Picasso was first opened November 1991. Despite the name it was however the architect Ricardo Bofill that designed terminal 2. Since the new terminal 3, terminal 2 is undergoing a major refurbishment. The main check-in hall is joined with terminal 3 and is still operational.
NEW Terminal 3 was opened in March 2010 and is almost the double the size of terminal 2. With this new terminal of architect Bruce S Fairbanks tourism is expected to increase in malaga and costa del sol.