Malaga Airport: Flights to Spain from the UK
Flights to Malaga from which airports in the UK?
The Andalusian city of Malaga serves as the gateway to one of Europe's most popular spots for British holidaymakers, the Costa del Sol.
As such, dozens of international flights a day arrive into the bustling Malaga Airport from all over the UK, carrying a mixture of tourists, businessmen and second-home owners.
Indeed, it's possible to jet to the sunny beaches of southern Spain from almost anywhere within the UK, with strong competition on the most popular routes helping to keep airline ticket prices down all year round.
Out of London, regular flights to Malaga depart from Gatwick, Heathrow, Luton and Stansted airports.
From the south of England, cheap flights to Spain are available from Bournemouth, Bristol, Exeter and Southampton.
The midlands is well-served by regular departures out of East Midlands and Birmingham, while from the north of the country it's possible to catch direct flights to Malaga from Blackpool, Doncaster, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester and Newcastle.
Elsewhere, services to Malaga also fly from Edinburgh, Glasgow's Prestwick and International airports and Belfast International.
Airlines flying from the UK to Malaga
Alongside British Airways, which flies to Malaga from London Gatwick and London Heathrow airports, a host of low-cost airlines also offer cheap flights on the route.
Currently, easyJet offers the greatest variety of services, while bmibaby, Jet2.com, Ryanair and Flybe also fly the route.
Furthermore, Aer Lingus offers flights from Northern Ireland, while Thomas Cook and Thompson also offer flights, often in combination with accommodation at one of the many hotels along the Costa del Sol.
Where is Malaga in Spain?
Hugging the south coast of the country and facing onto the Mediterranean Sea, Malaga is easily accessible from the UK, while also boasting excellent links to the rest of Spain.
Just inland, some other Andalusian highlights include the historic cities of Granada and Seville.
Due to the short duration of flights from the UK to Malaga, no stop-overs are necessary or offered.
Things to see and do in Malaga
For many, a holiday to Malaga means nothing more than simply relaxing on one of the region's many stunning beaches or by the hotel pool.
While this is understandable given the weather and the luxuries offered by many of the top all-inclusive hotel resorts along the Costa del Sol, the city of Malaga is still worth exploring for an afternoon at the very least.
Away from the high-rise resorts, the old centre boasts Roman remains, while other architectural gems include the Moorish Alcazaba and the castle on Mount Gibralfaro as well as the Gothic-hybrid Church of Santiago, which dates back to the days of the reconquista.
To get a true taste of the city, it's worth booking hotels well in advance and checking out the annual Malaga Fair, which sees thousands of people crowd the streets for a carnival of eating, drinking and dancing.