Airlines marked the start of the new peak season last weekend with new direct links with Malaga Airport. Over the coming season passengers will be able to fly direct between the Costa del Sol and 22 new destinations, according to information released on Tuesday by the airports authority Aena.
This summer more than 50 airlines will be operating flights to and from the airport. Malaga is already the third European city with the most flights from the UK, and this position has been strengthened this season with a new direct link to Cardiff, operated by Vueling, and a new Aer Lingus flight to Belfast.
Connections with Germany are also being improved, after tour operators stressed an urgent need for more direct flights at the ITB tourism fair in Berlin earlier this year. Ryanair is now offering direct flights between Malaga and Dortmund and passengers have been flying to Hannover with Vueling since March 17th. The first direct flights with Jetairfly to Brussels left Malaga airport on Thursday.
Later in the season, from June, Turkish Airlines will start to fly direct between Malaga and Istanbul, a link that is considered the gateway to Asia.
Also in June, Delta Airlines will resume its direct flights between the Costa del Sol and JFK airport in New York. This flight will run four times a week throughout June and July and the frequency will increase to five times a week in August. This route will be operated in collaboration with Delta’s joint venture partner Air France-KLM.