By Euro Weekly News Media • 13 June 2013 • 16:31
PASSENGER numbers at Malaga airport are on the up. More than 1.28 million passengers used the Malaga-Costa del Sol Airport in May, 5.6 per cent more than in the same month last year.
That is despite a national fall in the total number of passengers. The Spanish Airport authority, AENA, said that almost 17 million passengers used national airports last month, which is 1.9 per cent less than in May 2012.
More than 11.89 million passengers using the airports were on international flights, five per cent more than in May last year. User numbers rose at Spain’s major airports, with Alicante reaching 930,000 (12.6 per cent more); Barcelona-El Prat 3.21 million (2 per cent more); Palma de Mallorca 2.49 million (6 per cent more); Tenerife Sur 591,000 (7.8 per cent more) and Ibiza 546,000 (12.3 per cent more).
It was also announced recently that Malaga-Costa del Sol Airport is one of the facilities in Andalucia which is to receive EU funds to carry out developments to improve transport and communications.
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1.28m sounds a lot of passengers, but is only a third that use Gatwick. Gatwick has one runway. Did Malaga really need to spend millions on their second runway that they hardly ever use? What will they waste the new EU money on?
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