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Terminals T1, T2, T3

The airport of Malaga disposes of three connected terminals for regular commercial transport. In fact, the three terminals are considered as a single terminal. 
In addition, it disposes of a small and independent General Aviation Terminal (GA), which is destined to passengers of private flights and sporting flights etc., as well as a Cargo Terminal, which is situated in the north of the airport.

The main international destinations from Malaga-Costa del Sol Airport are London/Gatwick, Dublin, Manchester, London/Stansted, Paris/Charles de Gaulle, Amsterdam/Schiphol, Brussels and Copenhagen. The main national destinations are Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas in Madrid, Barcelona El Prat and Palma de Mallorca.

The airport disposes of three access ways to the boarding gates -also called "Diques" or "muelles" in some information panels at the airport-, which are situated in terminals T2 and T3. These modules are accessed through the security checkpoint located in the departures hall of Terminal T3. In case of congestion of the terminal, the access to terminals T1 and T2, which are currently closed, can be easily opened to the public.

  • Module (Dique) B: normally, Non-European and non-Schengen passengers.
  • Module (Dique) C: normally, European and non-Schengen passengers.
  • Module (Dique) D: normally, Schengen passengers (for the European and non-European Union).

Flight classification: Schengen and others

Flights are usually classified in three groups, depending on their origin or destination. Schengen, EU Non Schengen and third countries.

Schengen Associated Countries:

Flights, from or to countries which signed the Schengen Agreement.
Citizens of these countries may move freely across the interior borders. International Inter-Schengen flights as well as domestic flights are subject to the Schengen Agreement. The Schengen territory is composed by: Germany, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Czech Republic, Slovak, Swiss and Swedish.

Non Schengen EU Countries:

Flights, from or to countries, belonging to the European Union, which did not sign the Schengen Agreement.
Citizens of the following countries may not move freely across the inter-Schengen borders: Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Ireland, United Kingdom and Romania.

Third Countries:

Flights, from or to countries, not belonging to the European Union, which did not sign the Schengen Agreement.

Malaga airport terminals

Terminal T1 Malaga

At present, terminal T1 of the Malaga-Costa del Sol airport is currently closed to the public. However, it can get started as soon as the passenger volume is big enough. Terminal T1 doesn't dispose of any boarding gates. It is the most southern of the 3 terminals, and is connected to terminal T2 through an interior passageway.
Terminal T1 extends over two floors - Level 0 and Level 1. It provides the following services:

T1 Departures

T1 Departures hall: level 1. Currently closed.

Check-in:

Check-in: Departures hall, T1 level 1.
No check-in counters available.

T1 Arrivals

T1 Arrivals hall: level 0. Currently closed.

 

Available services at Terminal T1 by floors

Terminal T1 Level 0:

National Police (Policía Nacional): Arrivals hall.

Terminal T2 Pablo Ruiz Picaso - Malaga

Terminal T2 of Malaga airport is also called terminal Pablo Ruiz Picasso. It was designed by the architect Ricardo Bofill. This terminal is situated between the terminals T1 and T3, which are connected through an interior passageway.

Terminal T2 consists of 3 floors (Level -1, Level 0 and Level 1) and a mezzanine floor ("Entreplanta" in some panels information).
The terminal T2 provides the following services:

T2 Departures

T2 Departures hall: level 1.
Ticket offices for airlines operating at T2.

Check-in:

Check-in: Departures hall, T2 level 1.
Check-in counters: from 201 to 265, T2 level 1.

Boarding area :

Access to the T2 boarding area is usually through the security checkpoints located at terminal T3 Departures hall level 1, access connected to the terminal T2 Departures hall.
The boarding area has passport checkpoint depending on the destination.

Boarding gates:

Terminal T2 boarding gates are located on the three floors Module (Dique) B, distributed in 7 fingers and 4 boarding gates with pedestrian access. The distribution of the gates is as follows:

  • T2 level 1: boarding gates B11 to B18, and gate B20.
  • T2 Mezzanine: boarding gates B24, B26, B28, B30.
  • T2 level 0: boarding gates B32, B34, B36, B38.

T2 Arrivals

Arrivals hall: level 0. Terminal T2 doesn't has Arrivals hall. The only exit point for T2 incoming passengers is the public Arrivals hall in Terminal 3.

Baggage reclaim, immigration control and Customs:

T2 level 0.
Arrivals area has passport checkpoint depending on the flight origin.
11 baggage carousel. Terminal T3 has 1 baggage carousel for special baggage.
Customs: terminal T3 level 0.
Lost luggage: terminal T2 level 0.

Keep in mind: The only exit point for T2 incoming passengers is the public Arrivals hall in Terminal 3.

Available services at Terminal T2 by floors

Terminal T2 level -1:

Car rental agencies at Malaga Airport.
Free wifi.

Terminal T2 level 0:

Baggage claim.
Immigration and passport checkpoint.
Lost luggage.
Exit access to the Terminal T3 Arrivals hall.
2 PMR meeting point.
Money exchange.
Defibrillator (Arrivals).
Free wifi.
Toilet.

Terminal T2 Mezzanine:

"Costa del Sol" conference room.
Defibrillator (boarding area Module B).
Free wifi.
Toilet.

Terminal T2 level 1

Departures hall.
Ticket offices and information counters for airlines operating at T2.
Check-in counters.
Boarding area access, security and passports checkpoints (depence on the airport configuration requirements. See T2 Departures.).
Baggage wrapping services.
2 PMR meeting point.
Restaurants and shopping area.
"Europa" conference room.
Baby lounge - nursery room, and childrens play area.
Defibrillators (boarding area Module B and T2 check-in area).
Tour operators.
Free wifi.
Tobacconist's.
Post Office.
Toilet.

To obtain more information about this services, please visit the complementary services section.

Terminal T3 Malaga

Terminal T3 of the Malaga airport was designed by the architect Bruce S. Fairbanks and inaugurated on March 15, 2010. Terminal T3 is situated in the north of terminal T2. Both are connected through an interior passageway. The building extends over 4 floors (Level -1, Level 0, Level 1 and Level 2).
Located outside the T3 terminal there is the Transport hub (Intercambiador de transportes), an innovative building who permits easy to connect the airport with all differents means of transport getting or leaving the airport.

Terminal T3 disposes of the following services:

T3 Departures

T3 Departures hall: level 1.
Ticket offices for airlines operating at T3.


Check-in:

Check-in: Departures hall, T3 level 1.
Check-in counters: from 301 to 362, and from 363 to 386, T3 level 1.

Boarding area:

Boarding area is acced through the security checkpoint located in the Departures hall (level 1). Inside this area you can access the modules B, C and D, with passaport checkpoint depending on the flight destination.

Boarding gates:

Boarding gates are located on the modules in terminal T2 and T3: Module B (see T2 Departures paragraph), Module C -with 7 fingers-, and Module D -with 10 fingers-. The distribution of the gates is as follows:

  • T2 level 1 - Module B: see T2 Departures paragraph.
  • T3 level 1 - Module C: boarding gates C31 to C40.
  • T3 level 1 - Module D: boarding gates D42 to D68.

T3 Arrivals

Arrivals hall: level 0..

Baggage reclaim, immigration control and Customs:

T3 level 0.
Arrivals area has passport checkpoint depending on the flight origin.
11 baggage carousel, and 1 baggage carousel for special baggage.
Customs: terminal T3 level 0.
Lost luggage: terminal T3 level 0.

 

Available services at Terminal T3 by floors

Terminal T3 level -1:

Bus station (Tour operators).
Defibrillator.
1 PMR meeting point
Free wifi.
Transport hub building.

Terminal T3 level 0:

Car rental counters at Malaga airport.
Arrivals hall.
Baggage claim.
Immigration and passport checkpoint.
Lost luggage.
Lost and found.
Airport exhibition hall.
Airport information.
2 PMR meeting point.
Restaurants and shopping area.
Multiporpose room.
Cash dispensers (ATM).
Money exchange.
Medical Centre - First Aid.
Defibrillators (baggage claim and Arrivals hall).
Tour operators.
Tourist information.
Free wifi.
Chapel and Multiporpose conference room.
Multimodal information office on public transportation.
Bus stop.
Taxi stand.
Access to the train station.
Transport hub .
Toilet.

Terminal T3 level 1:

Departures hall.
Ticket offices and information counters for airlines operating at T3.
Check-in counters.
Boarding area access, security and passports checkpoint.
Automatic self check-in: Iberia and Norwegian.
Baggage wrapping services.
Airport information .
2 PMR meeting point (one of them PMR information desk).
VAT refund.
Weapons inspection.
Civil Guard.
Pharmacy.
Parapharmacy.
Defibrillators  (Departures hall and boarding area).
Restaurants and shopping area.
Cash dispensers (ATM).
Money exchange.
Free wifi.
Post Office.
Toilet.

Terminal T3 level 2:

VIP Lounge.
Restaurants and shopping area.
Free wifi.

To obtain more information about this services, please visit the complementary services section.

General Aviation Terminal TAG

Malaga airport disposes of a small and independent General Aviation Terminal - TAG (GA), which is destined to passengers of private flights and sporting flights, aerotaxi, aerial works and general aviation flights.

The General Aviation terminal building - TAG, has 2 floors -Level 0 and Level 1- located at the south airport area, independent of the other airport terminals.

Available services at General Aviation Terminal by floors

TAG level 0:

Departing area and Arriving area, with security and passport checkpoints.
"Aviación General" conference room.
Defibrillator.
Toilet.

TAG level 1:

Counter Airlines operating at General Aviation Terminal at Málaga-Costa del Sol airport.

Transport Hub

The great innovation at terminal T3 was the construction of an annex building with a roofed square.

It is a junction, which facilitates the link of the airport through different means of transport, to the city of Malaga and other urban and interurban destinations.

From this transportation hub, you can comfortably reach the bus station, the pedestrian access to parking areas P1 and P2, the taxi rank, and the RENFE train station. In front this transport hub, you can find also the long-distance arrival bus stop.

Further information

To obtain more information about this services, please visit the complementary services section.

You may also consult the necessary travel documents before flight, the formalities at your arrival at the airport, or the air passengers rights at aeropuertosenred.com sections .

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