Fly from Malaga - Costa del Sol, terminal T3

To get to the airport Malaga - Costa del Sol is very simple - it is on the commuter train line C1 Malaga-Fuengirola. Take the train on the station Maria Zambrano or in the center - the station Alameda (map). The first train from Alameda leaves at 5:20, the last at 23:30, interval 20 minutes, journey time 11 minutes. (schedule)

Train Malaga-Fuengirola

My Turkish Airlines flight to Istanbul left from the T3 terminal, also called the New terminal (La nueva terminal), it was opened on 15 March 2010.

Airport Malaga - Costa del Sol. T3, departures

Although Malaga airport busiest, is in fourth place in Spain, it does not seems like a lively place. At passport control stand is almost necessary, although he worked just a couple of passes.

Airport Malaga - Costa del Sol. T3, departures

In the departures area was absolutely empty. Now the beginning of April, the season hasn't started yet, maybe summer here will be more lively. In fact, the departure area seemed very small and clearly not designed for prolonged stay of large numbers of passengers - here I saw the usual duty-free boutiques. Of service - several vending machines with drinks and small edibles. Arrived there, sockets for General use is also available.

Airport Malaga - Costa del Sol. T3, departures

Therefore, from the entertainment to the passenger remained only observation of sitting down and taking off aircraft.

Airport Malaga - Costa del Sol. T3, departures

Wait did not last long, soon they announced boarding, and now the plane is taxiing to the runway.

Malaga Airport - Costa del Sol

Now you can see on the airport airside. The left terminal T3, which made the landing. Boarding of the galleries seems to be quite a bit, one can only wonder how the airport is digesting 13 million passengers per year.

Malaga Airport - Costa del Sol

to the Right terminal T2, bearing the name of Pablo Picasso. The airport really mean very little. I would like to compare it with my "home port" the provincial Yekaterinburg, but short-lived monitoring takeoffs and landings refutes this idea of the air traffic is not any comparison. And that's not close season. The answer is simple - a significant portion of the terminal is below the level of the platform - the arrivals area located on the lower tiers. The dimensions of the baggage claim and the number of conveyor belts made a lasting impression on me when I was looking for my backpack there last spring.

Malaga Airport - Costa del Sol

take off towards the sea. On the starboard side can see the beach of Torremolinos, located South of Malaga.

Torremolinos. View from the airplane

Northern spurs of the mountain massif of the Sierra de Mijas.

Torremolinos. View from the airplane

Looking back, you can see the mountains fully. Look again at the Sunny coast...our plane headed for Istanbul.

Malaga. View from the airplane