The number of routes to Málaga airport continues to increase, as elsewhere Air Europa ups its international air traffic this season.

This week has seen various airlines announce more routes to Spanish destinations just in time for the summer, among them eight new destinations served by Málaga-Costa del Sol airport

The eight new routes now connecting Málaga are: Doha (Qatar), Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) and Kuwait in the Middle East; Algiers (Algeria) and Casablanca (Morocco) in northern Africa; and Skelleftea (Sweden), Heraklion (Crete, Greece), Birmingham and Liverpool (UK) in Europe.

Official data from Aena (the Spanish airport authority) reveals that airlines are indeed taking measures to satisfy the massive tourist demand here on the Costa del Sol. Fifty-three airlines are operating from Málaga airport this summer, serving 136 destinations through 247 routes.

Furthermore, 4.7% more seats are being offered this season than in 2017 and there will be a 5.8% increase in overall flight operations.

Elsewhere in Spain, Air Europa stepped up its international activity on Monday by launching a twice-daily service between Madrid and Dusseldorf. In so doing, the company has increased the number of seats it offers to German destinations – it also flies to Munich and Frankfurt – by 95,000, representing a 32% increase in potential passenger numbers compared to 2017.