MALAGA airport has closed T2, concentrating all flight operations in the new T3 terminal.
The decision comes before the imminent winter season in which the airlines will reduce their movements even further than normal due to COVID-19.
Leading airport operator in Spain, AENA, said the closure of T2 is as a result of ‘reduction in activity due to the start of the winter season and the evolution of the pandemic.’
“This new scenario facilitates passenger traffic by unifying all operations in T3, and also achieves a service that is better suited to the traffic situation,” an AENA spokesperson said.
Additionally, AENA have indicated that the closure of T2 will allow improvement work to be carried out in the terminal this winter.
This is the first time Malaga’s Pablo Ruiz Picasso (T2) will close since it first opened in 1991.
From today, check-in for all airlines will be moved to T3, where the passenger security control will also be carried out.
Boarding will be done on this terminal’s pier, pier D, using pier C for international flights as well.
Travellers arriving at Malaga will also go through T3.
This is the third reorganisation of operations at the airport since the beginning of the state of alert, when the borders were closed and all traffic was concentrated in T2.
With the start of air activity, following the opening of borders at the end of June, T3 was reopened, and will now cover all operations this winter.
Due to the uncertainty derived from the COVID-19 pandemic, the airlines are still reprogramming their winter routes and frequencies, depending on the evolution of the pandemic.