New flight routes linking Málaga – Costa del Sol airport with Doha, Bordeaux, Cardiff and Milan have been announce by Qatar Airways, Ryanair and Jet2
Qatar Airways will increase its flights from Doha into Málaga this year with five scheduled weekly flights, one more than last year, using larger aircraft with capacity for 358 passengers.
Triggering the arrival of the so called “petrodollars” along with wealthy Asian travellers, the route linking the Costa del Sol with the Middle East was launched last year with four weekly flights on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, a last generation plane with a capacity of 22 seats in business class and 232 in tourist.
For this high season, the Qatar flag company has scheduled five flights a week, on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, and with a Boeing 777, which has greater capacity and a configuration with 42 seats in business class, almost double that of last summer and 316 tourist places, which makes a total of 358 passengers per flight.
Ryanair has also announced that from June it will be linking the capital of the Costa del Sol with new routes to Bordeaux, Cardiff and Milan Malpensa.
The low cost Irish airline will operate these routes three times a week. Alejandra Ruiz, Head of Sales and Marketing of Ryanair for Spain, said that “we are delighted to announce new routes from Malaga to Bordeaux, Cardiff and Milan Malpensa, as well as a new connection between Gran Canaria and Santander. All these new routes will operate from the month of June, as part of the 2019 summer calendar of Ryanair in Spain”.
The company also recently announced that it will fly from Malaga to Tetouan in northern Morocco from the month of April, adding to the four already on sale for the summer calendar flying to Exeter, London Luton, London Southend and Naples.
With more than a million flights available for 2019, the British airline Jet2 has also announced it will be operating 75 flights per week at Málaga – Costa del Sol airport.