Departures

Once you go through security you reach the Malaga airport departures lounge which has a large main restaurant upstairs and several small snack-bars downstairs. Also upstairs are numerous shops including news stands, cosmetics and perfumes, leather goods, duty-free products, sportswear, fashion clothing, gifts and music.

There are numerous seating areas and several play areas for children with small slides and other play items. The airport also has VIP lounges for some airlines.

Security control

There is a main security control before getting to the boarding gates; there you will have to show your boarding pass and x-ray your hand-luggage. Take in consideration that in high season the queue for passing this security control at the airport might be high, so we recommend to be at the airport at least 2 hours before the flight departure.

There is a second control for some flights to non-EU countries; there you will find a small duty-free shop and a snack bar. Once you’re through passport control in area B, you cannot return to the main shopping and restaurant area from the Terminal 3.

Flights departures to UK are usually located in the Terminal 3, check your boarding pass or ask your airline at the counter for further information regarding your flight.

Live flights departures

The listing below shows live information on flights from Malaga airport that you may find useful to reach the Malaga airport departures hall on time:

Malaga Airport Departures

How to return your rental car

When departing, just drive the rental car to our installations; we will transfer you for free in a shuttle to the departures lounge at Malaga airport in no time. Remember that when taking a flight is always recommended to be at the airport around 2 hours in advance for peace of mind.

Requirements for returning to UK

When you return to the UK from Malaga airport there are a number of requirements that you should have no problem meeting. These requirements include your ID and that of the people travelling with you; this can be your passport and will be checked to see if you are entitled to enter the country.

At this moment in 2022 you do not need to have a COVID-19 test and you do not need any experimental vaccine. You an check the latest news regarding about entering the UK here: https://www.gov.uk/uk-border-control

Remember that there may be restrictions on the items you bring on your trip and cash cannot exceed €10,000 or its equivalent in any currency.