Southern Spain is well served by international airports in Málaga, Almeria, Sevilla, Jerez and Granada. Gibraltar is also convenient for those travelling to Western Andalucia.
Málaga airport is especially convenient with regular connections all over Europe and the largest selection of low cost carriers. It is the airport used by the great majority of travellers to and from Southern Spain.
Facilities at Málaga airport are sufficient but limited by comparison to many international airports. Don’t depend on picking up last minute shopping if your flight leaves out of hours, as you will be disappointed. Unlike other airports that feel like shopping and entertainment centers with aeroplanes outside, there is no disguising the fact that Málaga airport is a large waiting room. However, it does have some play areas for children that provide respite for weary travellers with little ones. Bear in mind that some of the goods available in duty free shops can be found cheaper in Spanish towns.
Málaga airport provides no on-site long-term parking facilities. You can park your vehicle at one of the numerous private car parks near by. These also provide a prompt drop-off and pick-up service. Charges range from between 5 to 10 Euros per day and extras such as having your car valeted can usually be arranged.