DESIGNS for a 3.8 million sq. m. aerotropolis development, which would turn Malaga airport into a technology and logistics hub, have been revealed. 

A newly-created visualization shows the 1.7 million sq. m. of industrial and tertiary space, one million sq. ft. of office space and over one million sq. m. of parks and green space in the Airport City Alhaurin de la Torre (AGP Airport City) development.

Industrial, commercial, leisure and retail space will be linked via an internal shuttle system, connected to the airport and further afield by rail, highways and a port.

A holding company called the Center for Integrated Services for Airport Development and Strategic Impulse is spearheading the project which, they say, will contribute 4% of Andalucia’s economy while providing 25,000 direct and 80,000 indirect jobs.

Development has already begun in the vast district with headquarters for the project currently under construction, though progress is slow due to political inertia.


  1. Oh dear another Cuidad Real – how big is the potential pool of clients and how far will they have to travel to get there.

    Heathrow/Gatwick/Schipol/Paris/Stuttgart I understand, each has a huge catchment area, like I said – another Cuidad Real?

  2. No comparison with Ciudad Real. There, there was no requirement for an airport so got no flights. Malaga is already a reasonably busy airport although traffic numbers never did climb enough to justify the second runway. What is being talked about is trying to make Malaga a hub. The catchment area is the whole of Europe, not just locally. I would like to be able to fly long haul from Malaga instead of having to connect via Madrid, Amsterdam, Heathrow, Paris, Milan etc. will it work? Who knows? Part of the infrastructure i.e. runway capacity, is in place but it will be a big job convincing the airlines.

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