MALAGA airport’s terminal three opened to the public this morning after years of preparation.

The first flight took off to Barcelona at 6.50am and the 300 million euro terminal is now operational.

King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia officially opened the glass building yesterday.

The King praised the project and said it should “fill us with pride” as it offers better national and international connections.

But as the terminal only deals with long-haul and higher-priced flights it doesn’t offer much for holidaying Brits.