Málaga Airport (Spanish: Aeropuerto de Málaga) is also known as Pablo Ruiz Picasso Airport and is the 4th largest and busiest airport in Spain, after Madrid-Barajas, Barcelona, and Palma de Mallorca. It is an important airport for the Costa Del Sol and is an important International airport for travel and tourism. Málaga Airport is the International airport of the Andalucía region and accounts for 85% Andalucía International traffic, and is the only airport offering the vast array of destinations. In the airport there are 9 car hire companies, so the prices will be kept low due to the amount of competition. All types of vehicles are available, and can be found in the arrivals hall of the airport, just after the baggage collection points.
Málaga Airport operates with 3 terminals. The newest terminal opened on 15th March 2010, and there is a new runway being built which will be completed in 2012. This airport is the oldest in Spain, and was built in 1919 solely as a public airport. Each year 12,064,616 passengers pass through the airport, and there are 105,631 aircraft movements. In 1937, the Spanish Royal Air Force used the airport as a military training base. From 1946 to the present day the airport has been used solely as an international passenger airport. There are regular train and bus services to and from the airport. The train departs from below Terminal 3 and it takes approximately 10 minutes to arrive at the Málaga centre station. Access to the airport from Malaga is made by the A7 road towards Algeciras. There is a Private Aviation Terminal at the airport, known as the 'General Aviation Terminal' which was formed from the old passenger terminal building. The private terminal is used for private jets, and by Ryjet. The terminal has recently been renewed and refurbished.