The Málaga-Costa del Sol airport has many reasons to celebrate that it has just concluded its best first quarter in its history. With more than 10 million passengers between January and June, this airport in southern Spain has demonstrated impressive growth figures. The record number of passengers, an increase of 23.3% compared to last year, highlights the attractiveness of Malaga as a major tourist destination.
The United Kingdom continues to top the list as the main source of tourists to Malaga, with more than 2.4 million passengers. They are followed at a respectable distance by Germany, the Netherlands, France, Italy and Ireland. This underlines the popularity of the sunny Costa del Sol among travelers from all over Europe.
Not only have international travelers contributed to the success of Malaga airport, but domestic tourism is also on the rise. An impressive number of 1,886,923 passengers traveled to and from Spanish cities, which represents a growth of 31.2% compared to the same period last year and even an increase of 34.2% compared to 2019. This means renewed interest for national trips within Spain.
With these impressive results in the first half of 2023, the Málaga-Costa del Sol airport consolidates its position as one of the main gateways for international tourists to Andalusia. The growth of tourism, both international and domestic, contributes to the region’s economy and presents new opportunities for the development of infrastructure and facilities. The United Kingdom leads the pack, followed by other European nations. Furthermore, the growth of domestic tourism and the increasing number of operations have further strengthened Malaga airport. These achievements promise a bright future for the region and emphasize the vitality of the aviation sector after the challenging pandemic period.
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