Malaga-Costa del Sol airport will offer 16 million seats for summer, 7.1% more

Airlines operating at Andalusian airports plan to offer more than 16 million seats at the Malaga-Costa del Sol airport and 5.2 million at the Seville airport during the summer season, which will start on Sunday March 31 and will be extended until October 26.

This supposes an increase of 7.1% in the case of the Malaga airport and 19.1% in the case of Seville with respect to the same period of the previous year.

In general terms, airlines operating in Spain plan to offer more than 217.2 million seats during the summer season, which represents an increase of 6.1% over the same period of the previous year.

This year, the number of scheduled commercial flights exceeds 1.2 million, 4.3% more than in the summer season of 2018, according to a statement by the Spanish airport manager, which warns that the programming of seats and movements may be subject to changes by airlines.

Regarding the number of routes, those that have 30 or more exit movements, the airlines have programmed 2,996 routes during the new summer season, 42 more than in 2018.

It should be noted that, although the 2019 summer season totals 30 weeks compared to 31 in 2018, the data is based on a 30-week type season, so the figures have been adjusted to compensate for the effect of the additional week of last year’s summer season.

By airports, the growth trend at the Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport continues, with 45.6 million seats, 8.2% more for the summer season. It is followed by the Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat Airport, where companies will offer 41 million seats, 6.4% more than last season.