Getting flights to Andalucia has become a very simple exercise. Although some people still travel by land or sea to this majestic heart of Spain.
Malaga airport is by far the busiest of the regional airports. 8km from the city of Malaga and located on the shores of the Costa Del Sol the airport is ideally positioned for the million or so tourists that arrive there every year.
An airport that is constantly expanding, Malaga has connections to more than 60 destinations worldwide and there will soon be more. Visitors will find plenty of shopping and seating in the departure lounge and in keeping with the rest of the airport there are plans for more.
Malaga airport is fairly easy to get to by car although the main turn off to the airport is easily missed. However, there is a frequent bus service that runs through Torremolinos and taxis are not too expensive if you are in the area.
Jerez airport is fairly new and only has a few flights scheduled but these include London Stanstead and Gatwick. Situated on the western side of Andalucia its nearest attractions are the city of Jerez where the famous sherry is produced, the surfing paradise of Tarifa and the splendid Sevilla.
There are plans to start expanding the airport and at the moment prices are very competitive. Well worth checking out if you want a bargain.
Gibraltar’s airport is famous for being ridiculously small. The runway is a mere 1 mile long and it literally stops traffic – if you ever fly there you will know what I mean! The airport has started a major makeover and there will be about 30 flights a day coming in and out.
At present Easyjet, Monarch and British Airways fly to Gibraltar and if you want to be in and out very quickly then it’s worth it. However, don’t expect much shopping in the departure lounge, you will find much more choice in the town.