A NEW passenger terminal at Malaga’s Pablo Ruiz Picasso Airport in Spain was opened by King Juan Carlos II and Queen Sofia on March 15. The new building, designed by the architect Bruce S Fairbanks, will double passenger capacity at the facility, one of the main gateways to the popular Costa del Sol tourist area in Andalusia. Built at a cost of €410 million (US$548m), the terminal can handle up to 30 million passengers per annum, and will be used by full-service airlines such as Air France, British Airways and national carrier Iberia.
Building firm Acciona Infrastructure, which built the P1 car park, the bus station, the tunnel joining the airport roads, the transit footbridges and the new airport access roads, is still involved in improving the airport’s infrastructure. It is working on the creation of a second runway with three rapid exits, a parallel taxiway that will link to the new Terminal 3 apron and a new building for the Airport Fire Service.