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Recently canceled or delayed flights in Malaga

Here you will find a list of recent flight cancellations and delays for which compensation can be claimed at Malaga airport. Quickly check your entitlement to compensation and rely on Flightright to make your claim.


Canceled or delayed flight at Malaga-Costa del Sol airport

Malaga Airport is located 8 km from the city of Malaga and is the oldest airport in Spain. According to Flightright, there were a total of 65100 flights scheduled at Malaga airport in 2023. Of these, 233 flights were canceled, which corresponds to 0.36% of all scheduled flights. In addition, 406 flights were delayed, accounting for 0.62% of all flights.

Flightright will file a formal complaint in the event of your Malaga-Costa del Sol flight being canceled or delayed, regardless of the airline. Enter your details into our online calculator and you will find out easily and free of charge whether you are entitled to compensation and, if so, how much.

What rights do I have in the event of flight delays or cancellations in Malaga?

  • Compensation between £220 and £520.
  • The price of the ticket does not depend on the compensation to be received.
  • Valid for flights up to 6 years ago.
  • In the event of a delay of more than 3 hours, cancellation or overbooking.

Right to compensation and ticket refund valid for 6 years

What to do if your flight is delayed or canceled in Malaga?

  • Find out the reason for the delay
  • Keep photos, receipts for your expenses, gift vouchers, etc.
  • Order food and drinks at the airport, the airline must cover them.
  • Use our online calculator to find out how much money you are entitled to if your flight is delayed or canceled.

In which cases am I entitled to compensation if my flight is delayed or canceled?

The UK Passenger Rights Regulation states that passengers traveling for business or leisure are entitled to compensation in the event of delays of more than three hours, cancellations, denied boarding or missed connecting flights. Passengers departing from a UK airport, or flying to the UK from a non-UK airport on an EU/EEA or UK air carrier, as well as passengers flying to the EU/EEA from a non-EU/EEA airport on a UK air carrier, are protected under UK261 Regulation. The prerequisite is that the airline must be responsible for the delay or cancellation, i.e. in the event of pilot strikes or adverse weather conditions, it is exempt from its obligation to pay. Important: Do not allow your airline to excuse you! Discount vouchers or gift vouchers do not release the airline from paying your compensation.

You may be entitled to compensation in the following cases:

  • Delays: Your flight has arrived at its destination more than 3 hours late.
  • Cancellations: You were informed of the cancellation less than 14 days before departure.
  • Overbooking: The airline overbooks your flight and you can no longer find a seat on board.
  • Missed connecting flight: You miss your connecting flight and reach your final destination with a delay of 3 hours or more.

The amount of compensation depends on the flight distance:

  • Short-haul flights – less than 1500 km – £220 compensation for affected passengers.
  • Medium-haul flights – between 1500 km and 3500 km – entitlement to £350 compensation per passenger
  • Long-haul flights – more than 3500 km – entitlement to £520 compensation for affected passengers

Delayed, canceled, overbooked, missed connecting flight? You are entitled to:

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What should I do if my flight is delayed or canceled at Malaga airport?

Find out with our help if the delay or cancellation you have suffered is eligible for compensation. In just two minutes, we’ll tell you if you’re entitled to compensation for your delay or cancellation.

Enter your ticket details into our online calculator and we’ll make a claim for you with any airline. In just a few minutes, we will check whether your claim is justified and how much you can claim. This initial check is completely free of charge. More than 3.2 million customers have already used and trusted our service. Flightright has been working for air passengers for more than 12 years and has achieved countless compensations for its customers.

What rights do I have in the event of long waiting times at Malaga airport?

Depending on the length of the wait and the length of your booked trip, you may be entitled to certain additional services at the airport:

  • Short-haul: from 2 hours waiting time, free drinks, food and 2 phone calls, emails or faxes.
  • Medium-haul: from 3 hours waiting time, free drinks, food and 2 telephone calls, e-mails or faxes
  • Long-haul: from 4 hours waiting time, free drinks, lunch and 2 telephone calls, e-mails or faxes.

In the event of overbooking, all services must be offered immediately.

More than 5 hours delay

It may no longer be worthwhile for you to take the flight. In this case, you can cancel your flight with the airline. The airline must offer you an alternative route or refund your ticket. Go directly to the counter and ask about your options.

Flight the next day

If you do not have the option of flying on the specified day and the flight is postponed to the next day, contact the airline directly and ask for written confirmation that they will cover the cost of the hotel accommodation and the transfer from the hotel to the airport.

What are my passenger rights if my flight is canceled due to a strike at Malaga Airport?

If your flight is due to depart from Malaga Airport and there is a strike at the airport in question, first check whether your flight is affected by the strike. According to the UK Passenger Rights Regulation, you are entitled to alternative transportation or a refund of the ticket price. You may also be entitled to compensation if there are no extraordinary circumstances and it is an internal airline strike, for example. Contact your airline for more information about replacement transportation, rebooking or ticket refunds, as well as local services such as meals and, if necessary, accommodation and transportation to the hotel.

Can I receive flight compensation if my flight is delayed or canceled at Malaga Airport due to a strike?

A flight cancellation or a significant delay of more than three hours due to a strike is often considered an extraordinary circumstance, provided the strike is not the fault of the airline or airline staff. There is no entitlement to compensation in exceptional circumstances. Nevertheless, passengers should check their rights to basic care and catering services at Malaga airport. This includes meals, refreshments and, if necessary, accommodation, depending on the length of the delay and the flight route. Also important to know: If your flight is canceled because the airline staff is on strike, then you are entitled to your ticket price refund, alternative transportation, meals on the ground and additional compensation.

How can I secure my compensation for the next flight?

Use our compensation calculator to make sure you don’t miss out on any potential claims. Enter your flight details from Malaga airport in advance and we’ll let you know as soon as we know if you’re entitled to compensation.

  • You can claim between £220 and £520 per passenger.
  • Try it for free and with just a few clicks
  • No effort, no investment, no waste of time

Useful tips and information about Málaga-Costa del Sol Airport

Malaga-Costa del Sol Airport is served by more than 60 airlines, connecting more than 100 cities across Europe every day. The airport also has a good punctuality record, with only 6 out of 1000 flights being delayed. This puts it in the midfield in terms of punctuality. Málaga Costa del Sol Airport experienced robust flight operations in 2023. The most active airline was Ryanair, with a total of 16,994 flights and 48 cancellations and 100 delays, reflecting a relatively low disruption rate given the high volume of flights. This was closely followed by Vueling with 8,302 flights, 8 cancellations and 68 delays, indicating a robust operational consistency.

Exceptional circumstances at Malaga airport

If you are affected by a strike at the airport, contact your airline as soon as possible. It is possible that the strike falls under the so-called “extraordinary circumstances” and you are not entitled to compensation. However, you can always demand that the basic services are covered.

Problems with your flight from Malaga airport?

According to Flightright data, there were 639 incidents at Malaga airport in 2023, accounting for 0.98% of all departures. The UK261 Regulation provides for compensation in the event of long delays, cancellations and overbooking. Flightright helps you to assert your rights and receive your compensation.

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