We've only been through Malaga once before several years ago and cannot remember much about it apart from the alterations / expansion going on. It clearly has expanded a lot since then but it's still not entirely finished. Travelling with hand luggage only we didn't take in much of the place when we arrived apart from long walkways with frosted glass windows. Unlike at PMI which we know well arriving passengers seem to be kept entirely separate from those departing. We're not sure how easily we would have found it driving out of the airport though if we hadn't had excellent instructions from the lady who rented us both her country house and a hire car as you emerge right into the thick of the traffic of "greater" Malaga. Departing from Malaga was reasonably straightforward too. It took a while to find a parking space but then the signs towards and inside the terminal building were clear and we discovered that there was a separate security area for those who do not need to check in at the airport desks and that area was very quiet indeed. From what we could see the main security area was very busy but flowing fairly smoothly. We didn't visit any of the shops so can't comment on those but in the waiting area between security and the moving walkways up to the shops it was difficult to hear the flight announcements. Apart from that considering this was a busy holiday area airport at the height of the season things could not have gone much more easily.