Malaga airport opens second runway

THE high demand for flights has forced the opening of the second runway at Malaga airport.

Due to the rise in demand it will be open, and in use, every Sunday and Monday in August.

Although this is not the first time the second runway has been used it is the first time that it will be open so frequently as, this year, there are more flights than in 2013 (just this Monday there were 365 flights which means 365 landings and 365 take offs).

Sources within the airport have commented that it is not just the mere opening of a runway but this opening brings with it all sorts of other logistical problems like extra air controllers, baggage handlers, technical staff and other, essential, personnel necessary to deal with this greater volume of passengers.

With the second runway open, Malaga airport can handle 72 flights every hour, it can handle 37 with one runway, which increases its offer and allows around 9,500 passengers to arrive every hour.

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    • David

      14 August 2014 • 11:24

      So that’s why they built it? I had wondered & why it had mostly become a parking place. I also wondered why they designed the new runway to converge with the old rather than making it parallel.

    • John Gardner

      14 August 2014 • 16:09

      David, the answer is simple. So that at sometime, in the not too distant future, a Spanish Government official will declare the need for a parallel runway that will be built and in the process make the official and sundry pals and family members rich.
      Ever game played in Spain is about money and that is usually gained, as history shows us, by corruption. Just wait for the announcement then follow the money trail.


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