Malaga Airport Code: AGP
Why Malaga Airport code AGP? The legend…
There is a legend that says Malaga Airport code AGP is the abbreviation of Aeropuerto Gran Picasso. A very poetic history but it’s not true…
Picasso was a great artist (painter, sculptor, ceramicist, printmaker, etc) known for magnificent pictures as “Guernica”, “Las señoritas de Avignon” or “La mujer que llora” among others.
Pablo Ruiz Picasso was born in Málaga at 1881. He grew up as a young talent full of sensitivity. His life and art were deeply affected due to the Spanish civil war (1936-1939). This caused the inspiration of some of his greatest works of art like “Guernica” or “La mujer que llora”. In addition, he was forced to be an exiled moving to Francia where stayed the rest of his life, passing away at the age of 91.
Picasso is one of the greatest artist of the 20th century, known around the planet. It goes without saying that Malaga is absolutely proud of this wonderful man who impressed the whole world with his art.
The city of Malaga pay tribute to Picasso in several ways and one of these is to name the second terminal of the airport as “Pablo Picasso”, because of this, The “Malaga Airport – Costa del Sol” is frequently named as Aeropuerto Pablo Picasso.
Actually, the abbreviation of Malaga Airport belongs to the difficulty of finding three words related to the designation of “Malaga”. Several cities in the world with their respective airports use combinations that are really similar to Malaga, such as Malange (MLG) or Mangole (MAL). So those responsible for choosing a code finally decide to use AG (which is included in the city name), adding the “P” at the end to avoid any confusion with other airports.