Malaga-Costa del Sol Airport is the fourth busiest in Spain, after Madrid, Barcelona and Mallorca, and is an important hub for the Costa del Sol region. As a result, the 12.5 million travelers that most often use this airport every year, especially in summer, are overwhelmingly British. The airport has links to over twenty cities in Spain, and over a hundred across Europe, and is excellently placed to enjoy the vibrant local surroundings. HAPPYCAR offers various attractive options for a Malaga Airport car hire so that wherever you decide to go, your stay in Spain is stress-free from day one. We check the prices of international and local providers so that you don’t have to check each website to provide you with the best deals on a car hire to make your money go further on a rental car that fits your specific needs. You have the options of choosing car size, pick up location and type of insurance to ensure you get the best deal on a great car hire!
Malaga Airport has a special history, and since its founding in 1919 it is one of the oldest Spanish airports that have stayed in their original location. The airport was originally used as a military base from 1937, and opened up for commercial operations in 1946. The 60's saw a period of development, and a new runway, terminal and radar system was built throughout the decade. In line with the increase of package holiday flights a new terminal was erected in 1991 and the old terminal was transformed into a general aviation terminal. Budget airlines still receive much popularity at Malaga Airport, and traffic is steadily increasing throughout the year.
Malaga Airport has three terminals, due to the heavy passenger flows that can occur around the holiday season. Much of the traffic has transferred to the newest third terminal, which was designed by Bruce Fairbanks and is more than double the size of Terminal 2. Terminal 3 has the largest food hall in Europe, and the first National Geographic store in the world. There is also a wide range of shopping opportunities in the terminal.
The outstanding location of the airport, located just 8 kilometers south of downtown Malaga, means that you can immediately take advantage of the primary road network with a car rental Malaga Airport and through into Spain, a diverse country with great beaches, fun nightlife and historic cities. Malaga is a wildly popular tourist destination, particularly Brits, and is known for its beaches, food and raucous nightlife. You can also easily access roads that lead into the rest of Spain and all the major cities in the area, such as Madrid and Valencia, with a speed, convenience and personal freedom that public transportation just can’t beat. There is so much to see in this part of the world, and a car hire Malaga airport can make this journey a reality.