Malaga in Southern Spain is part of the Costa del Sol that has been a long time favourite for sun seekers since the 1960’s when the tourist industry really took off en mass. The city of Malaga is large in itself but the greater area has grown to include the towns of Benalmadena, Fuengirola and Torremolinos. With all these popular resorts it is no surprise that Malaga airport handles nearly 13 million passengers a year. The airport currently has two terminals and a third is due to be completed in 2009 with a second runway also being built and due for completion in 2010. The airport caters for both domestic and international flights from scheduled and charter airlines. There are currently over thirty airlines that operate routes to and from Malaga airport and with the growth of the low cost airline travel industry over the last several years, the figures for passenger numbers have soared.
Being so close to so many resorts many people arriving choose the easy option of hiring a car at the airport for the duration of their stay, be it a weekend break or for a longer two week holiday. With the resorts covering such a large area, having a car can be a real advantage in getting around. The airport is well covered by car rental agents and you can take a chance and try to obtain a car on arrival however frequently the cars are booked in advance. The best option is to book your car hire in advance of your arrival and this can be done easily on the Internet. Once you have reserved the car that you need and is suitable to your budget you can then enjoy planning your stay without worry about transport.