Today, Tuesday, is the official inauguration of the second runway at Málaga airport, a project which began in 2007 and has cost around €400 million.
Málaga becomes the fifth Spanish airport with more than one runway after Madrid-Barajas, Barcelona-El Prat, Palmala de Mallorca and Gran Canaria. The new area also has a parking apron for 27 aircraft, 11 lighting towers and fuelling posts.
The official inauguration follows a trial period and the obtaining of the Safety Certificate from the State Agency for Aviation Safety (AESA).
The project has also involved the construction of several tunnels under the runway to prevent service vehicles interfering with air traffic, a new fire station to serve both runways simultaneously and part of the Málaga-Fuengirola local train service has had to be made subterranean.