New Terminal at Malaga Airport Opens

Costa del Sol 17.03.10 Terminal 3 at Malaga Airport opens

King inaugurates new terminal at Malaga Airport

After 5 years of careful planning Terminal 3 at Pablo Ruiz Picasso Airport in Malaga was opened by King Juan Carlos who was accompanied by Queen Sofia. Addressing a strong crowd of over 550 of institutional representatives from political, touristic, economic, aeronautical and communication spheres, describing the new building as “light and transparent” and in keeping with its “advanced technology”, also stressing that the extension of the aerodrome would energise the economic and tourist activity of Andalucía. He added “The Queen joins me to express our happiness at the inauguration of this new, modern and splendid terminal T3 of Malaga Airport.

Malaga Airport Transfers Terminal 3
This will reinforce its prominent position in the dense network of airports in Spain”. However, he also made clear the fact that the airport’s influence would transcend regional boundaries, making it an important part of “the wide and extensive modernisation of airport infrastructure” that will ensure “greater internal mobility and cohesion as well as better international connections”.

Interesting Facts

16 March 2010 saw the first day of Malaga Airport Terminal 3 in full operation and did not experience any problems with a near on perfect opeing day in terms of operations and flights. Terminal 3 at Malaga Airport handled some 16,000 passengers on its first operational day with punctuality at virtually 100%.

Terminal 3 at Malaga Airport not only boasts many new modern features and services it also has an amazing commercial centre with some of Spain’s and the UK’s largest retailers and outlets queuing up for a unit with over 6,000 m2 of eating and drinking zones and 2,800 m2 of retail space. The new food hall at Terminal 3 Malaga Airport will be the largest in Europe and is set to make Malaga Airport one of the most popular and most visited International airports.

Shops, Facilities and Food Outlets confirmed at terminal 3 Malaga Airport are;

The Caviar House & Prunier
Whopper Bar
National Geographic Store (first in the world)
Adolfo Dominguez
Pizz Hot
Soho Coffee
Upper Crust

Costa Street Markets and Car Boot Sales

All events are generally from early morning to mid afternoon

Marbella: Street market in the fairground
Torrox Costa: Street market next to Cooperativa Sra. De la Nieve
Torrox: Street market in Costa del Oro

Antequera: Street market in the bull ring.
Churriana: Street market in C/La Feria
Fuengirola: Street market in the fairground
Mollina: Street market in C/Diamantino Garcia
Monda: Street market in C/La Feria
Motril: Street market in Los Alamos

Algarrobo: Street market
Alhaurin de la Torre: Street market in the fairground
Arroyo de la Miel: Car boot sale in Parque Paloma
Estepona: Street market in the fairground
La Cala de Mijas: Street market in the fairground
Malaga: Street market in the Huelin area
Rincon de la Victoria: Street market near the Supersol

Alhaurin el Grande: Street market in the fairground
Coin: Undercover market C.C. La Trocha
Frigiliana: Street market near bypass
San Pedro de Alcantara: Street market in the fairground
Torre del Mar: Street market in city centre
Torremolinos: Street market in the fairground
Velez Malaga: Street market in Avenida Europa

Almunecar: Street market in the fairground
Arroyo de la Miel: Street market in the Tivoli car park
Estacion de Cartema: Street market Avda. Espana
La Cala del Moral: Street market at Plaza de Iglesia
Las Chapas: Street market behind the town hall branch office
La Herradura: Street market in Plaza Nueva
Manilva: Street market in municipal sports centre
Motril: Street market in Los Alamos
Saloberena: Street market in Plaza del Mercado

Coin: Street market in the fairground
Fuengirola: Car boot sale in the fairground
Istan: Street market at the entrance
La Cala: Street market in the fairground
La Caleta: Street market on the service road
Malaga: Street market in the Huelin area
Mijas Costa: Street market near Euromarket
Puerto Banus: Street market next to bullring in Nueva Andalucia
Sabinllas: Street market in the fairground

Arroyo de la Miel: Boot sale in Tivoli
Cartama: Street market near train station
Coin: Undercover market C.C. La Trocha
Duquesa Port: Car boot sale
Estepona: Rastro in the port
Fuengirola: Street market near Mosque
Malaga: Rastro near Rosaleda soccer stadium
Nerja: Market in the Almijara 11 area
Ronda: Street market in the old fairground
Torremolinos: Car boot sale near auditorium

Ryanair Opens new Malaga Base

Ryanair opens new Malaga hub
Low-cost airline Ryanair added Malaga Airport to its list of European hubs, officially opened on 22nd June 2010, Michael O’Leary, Ryanair’s chief executive said “An estimated €170M has been invested the project. The new hub will see the number of destinations serviced by Ryanair increase to 39, which includes 19 new destinations from Malaga”.

The Andalusian airport has become the carrier’s 38th base after the opening of other new hubs in Brindisi in February and Oslo in March. The new international destinations are Aarhus, Bratislava, Berlin, Gothenburg, Krakow, Eindhoven, Maastricht, Oslo, Paris, Pisa, Memmingen, Stockholm, Tampere, Wroclaw and Venice-Treviso. There are also four new destinations in Spain: Santiago de Compostela, Santander, Valladolid and Zaragoza.

A further 20 indirect routes are also on sale, offering onward connections to destinations across Europe.

O’Leary is confident that within two years the Malaga hub will be the third largest in Spain (after Madrid and Barcelona), transporting over 2 million passengers a year.

With the opening of the new terminal 3 at Malaga Airport and the new runway to attract more long haul flights and larger jets, hopefully other airlines will be announcing more new routes in the not too distant future.

Smoking Ban In Spain

Spain has introduced one of Europe’s toughest smoking bans effective from 2nd Jan 2011.

A “smoking prohibited” sign in Madrid

Fines for breaking the ban, which took effect at midnight on January 2, range from a modest £25 (30 euros) to £513,800 (600,000 euros). As well as playgrounds and access points to schools and hospitals, smoking is also banned in bars, restaurants, discos, casinos and airports. Although hotels are allowed to reserve 30% of their rooms for smokers.

Spain’s Health Minister Leire Pajin previously said: “We should remember that more than 70% of Spain’s population are non-smokers. “So it is logical to think they will be more comfortable in bars when there is no tobacco smoke in them.”

Smoking cigarette in an ashtray on a restaurant bar on October 21, 2010, in Madrid

Fears are mounting that the ban at bars will cost jobs. The Spanish Federation of Hostelry estimates the ban could lead to the loss of up to 350,000 jobs, it is considered that many Spaniards will stay at home rather than go without a cigarette at bars.

At the same time the Spanish government, struggling to pay off a huge deficit during an economic slowdown, seems to be hoping that the ban will not stop too many Spaniards from smoking. Last month, it announced a rise in tobacco tax which it hopes will bring in an extra £668m (780 million euros) a year.

This new law updates legislation introduced five years ago where smoking was banned from the workplace and small bar owners could decide whether to allow smoking, depending on the size of their premises. Most of these bar owners chose to permit smoking and the legislation was deemed a failure. Larger bars and restaurants on the other hand had to have a designated smoking area.

Similar legislation in Ireland has proven to have had a limited economic effect.
By 2012, all of the EU’s 27 member states should have banned smoking in enclosed zones.

Cruise Ships In Malaga Port

Cruise Ships from Malaga Port

Malaga Port, the second largest in Spain was the fastest growing cruise Port in 2009. With luxury cruise ships now visiting Malaga Port, a whole new world of affordable possibilities are on your doorstep. Destinations featuring Venice, Florida, France, Miami, Bahamas, Portugal, Canary Islands all can be visited on these luxury liners. List of Cruise destinations from Malaga

Malaga City & Malaga Port

A bustling coastal city and the capital of Costa del Sol, Málaga is the new hot spot in the Med for visiting luxury cruise ships. royal carribean cruise ship malaga portThe cruise ship ‘Adventure of the Seas’, belonging to Royal Caribbean, will start and finish 21 voyages from the Port of Málaga during 2010. The decision of the company was announced in the International Tourism Show (FITUR), recently held in Madrid.

A bustling coastal city and the capital of Costa del Sol, Málaga is the new hot spot in the Med for visiting luxury cruise ships. The cruise ship ‘Adventure of the Seas’, belonging to Royal Caribbean, will start and finish 21 voyages from the Port of Málaga during 2010. The decision of the company was announced in the International Tourism Show (FITUR), recently held in Madrid.
The One Thing You Don’t Want to Miss

In the heart of town is the unusual Cathedral of Málaga, built over two centuries ago on the site of the former main mosque. It features 17th century carved choir stalls, fine pictures and 103 individually carved saints. One of the most interesting places to explore is the old historic quarter, which dates back nearly 800 years. The birthplace of Pablo Picasso, Málaga boasts miles of beautiful beaches, picturesque gardens and fantastic weather.
Excursions, day trips & essential visits

Malaga Minibus offer excursions to explore some of the wonders of Andalucia, our most popular destinations feature Alhambra Palace, Sierra Nevada Mountains and Gibraltar. Right on your doorstep from the Port in Malaga are the numerous museums, as well as a highly recommended visit to Gibralfaro Castle.

We have an in-depth knowledge of the local area, so for that special trip call our office 679 216 671. Visit the town of Nerja and its famous cave, considered one of the most beautiful in Europe. Inside the cave are impressive stalagmites and stalactites and the exceptional 32 metre (105-foot) high central column in the Cataclysm Chamber.

Behold the arabesque fantasy of Grenada’s Alhambra Palace – one of Spain’s greatest architectural accomplishments.

Get a Taste of Local Flavour

When you’re in Spain, you can’t miss tapas, light snacks that can range from olives and cheese to elaborately prepared hot dishes. You can find them at tapas bars in almost any city in Spain, including Málaga.
For custom excursions and day trips please feel free to contact us, we can assist in making your stay as pleasurable as possible.

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We understand that your time in port is very valuable to you and for the more adventurous a great opportunity to explore some of the great local places of interest.
The last thing you want to do is organise and phone round different travel operators for minibus transport or taxis. With Malaga Minibus be rest assured you wont have to haggle with foreign drivers nor encouter hidden costs or extras. Your price is your price!

We know how every minute can be crucial when you leave your cruise liner. Our experienced employees have a great knowledge of the local area and you can take comfort in a quality and professional service from us. We cater for special day trips to assist cruise line passengers visit beautiful areas of interest like Alhambra Palace. If you need any assistance or help in deciding where to visit please call John or Mick on +00 34 679 216 671

Malaga Cruise Port Overview

Malaga Port, the second largest in Spain has become the fastest growing port for cruise ships in 2009. Royal Carribean luxury cruise ships operate several routes including the very popular 5 day Mediterranean Mini Cruise & Mini Canary Islands Cruise. We have listed several of the more popular voyages that visit a whole host of wonderful ports, worldwide. cruise ship malaga port With so many destinations to choose from we have listed the most popular destinations below. The following cruise ships all visit Malaga Port as part of their voyages. Please view the cruise liner schedule to discover all destination ports that are available.

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1. Adventure of the Seas
2. Vision of the Seas
3. Splendour of the Seas

4. Navigator of the Seas

Cruise Ships Overview

1. Adventure of the Seas

5 night Western Med Cruise from £271:

i) Ports of Call:- Málaga, Spain; Ajaccio, Corsica; Provence (Toulon), France; Málaga, Spain


ii) Ports of Call:- Málaga, Spain; Palma De Mallorca, Spain; Ajaccio, Corsica; Provence (Toulon), France; Barcelona, Spain

Explore Malaga and Costa del Sol

Why not make the most of your trip by visiting some of Costa del Sol hidden treasures. At Malaga Minibus we can help organise trips for you to explore the real Costa del Sol. Contact our knowledgable staff to find out available excusrions. From the crystal turqoise waters at El Chorro, to the jaw dropping beauty of Alhambra Palace.
5 night Western Canary Islands Cruise from £290

iii) Ports of Call: Málaga, Spain; Tenerife, Canary Islands; Funchal (Madeira), Portugal; Málaga, Spain

2. Vision of the Seas

10 Night Meditteranean Cruise from £363

i) Ports of Call:- Piraeus (Athens), Greece; Rhodes, Greece; Iráklion (Heraklion), Crete; Katakolon, Greece; Valletta, Malta; Tunis, Tunisia; Málaga, Spain; Lisbon, Portugal

3. Splendour of the Seas

10 Night Mediterranean Cruise from £ 316

i) Ports of Call:- Venice, Italy; Dubrovnik, Croatia; Corfu, Greece; Cagliari (Sardinia), Italy; Málaga, Spain; Cádiz, Spain; Lisbon, Portugal

4. Navigator of the seas

12 Night Transatlantic Westbound Cruise

i) Ports of Call:- Málaga, Spain; Funchal (Madeira), Portugal; Tenerife, Canary Islands; Santa Cruz, Canary Islands; Nassau, Bahamas; Miami, Florida

for full price and departure schedule see Malaga Cruise Schedule
Cruise the Mediterranean from £283

5 Night Short Western Med Cruise with special Pricing from *£283.00 GBP. Twin beds (can convert into queen-size), sitting area , vanity area and a private bathroom. (16.7 sq. m (180 sq. ft))

Interior Outside Balcony Deluxe/Suites
283.00 325.00 415.00 535.00
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