Maintenance and refurbishment works have begun at Malaga Airport aimed at reducing congestion following an increase in the number of airport users.
One solution currently in place, is that the airport's management are operating a monitored, free 15 minute stay for vehicles in a section of the nearby car park, with the option for those who choose to increase the length of their stay to pay for a parking ticket.
The aim of the improvements are to reduce the amount of time that vehicles are at the drop off zone outside terminal three, and to prevent the current problem of people actually parking up there and causing unnecessary traffic jams.
A spokesperson for the airport said “The accumulation of vehicles in that area, which remained there for more time than authorised, provoked traffic jams that caused long queues that extended towards the other roads. This made it very difficult for travellers to arrive.”
Aena, the airport management, has not yet given an expected finish date to the current work or stated how long before all improvements are in place.
With tourist numbers rising again in the Costa del sol in 2016, it is hoped that the new changes to the airport drop off point in Malaga will ensure a more continuous flow of traffic.