The Aeropuerto de Malaga-Costa del Sol Airport (IATA abbreviation: AGP) is located about 8 kilometers from the historic center of Malaga and is well connected with all the tourist attractions of the Costa del Sol. It is one of the oldest Spanish airports, and with 1919 as its founding year, it is also closely linked to the establishment of Spain’s first airline.
Address: Avenida Comandante Garcia Morato s / n, 29004 Malaga, Spain
IATA airport code: AGP
ICAO airport code: LEMG
Alias: Malaga Costa del Sol Airport
Most aviation traffic that is handled at Malaga Airport comes from the European Union. The highest volume of passengers comes from London Gatwick Airport, but many tourists also arrive via other British airports. In addition, cities such as Dublin, Paris, Amsterdam, Brussels and Copenhagen are important connections of the Aeropuerto. Finally, there are also various domestic connections, including Madrid, Barcelona, Palma de Mallorca and Melilla. In 2014, more than 13.5 million passengers flew via Malaga Airport.
The Costa del Sol is the immensely popular coastal strip that runs through the whole of Andalusia, and is known as the place for the ultimate sun holiday in Spain. In general, the area from Algeciras to Almeria is counted as the Costa del Sol, which means that it has a length of around 600 kilometers. The Costa runs along no fewer than three provinces. In addition to Malaga, these are Cadiz and Granada.
Malaga is the most important coastal city of Andalusia and is the dividing line between the west and the east of the region. It has a great city beach called Malagueta beach. The eastern part is relatively quieter and has places like Torre del Mar, Nerja and Almunecar, while in the west there are popular resorts such as Marbella, Fuengirola, Mijas and Estepona. The most popular resort here is Torremolinos, with beaches such as La Carihuela. This used to be a cozy fishing village, but nowadays all facilities are available for a wonderful beach holiday.