Spain’s ghost airports: symbols of boom turned bust – Yahoo! News
CIUDAD REAL, Spain – The glittering buildings rise up from Spain’s arid central plain. Draw closer and there’s something eerie about Ciudad Real‘s Central Airport. There’s hardly a plane in sight. Nobody’s around. Cars can only be heard faintly in the distance. This is one of Spain’s “ghost airports” — huge projects often funded by taxpayer money that helped drive Spain’s economic boom and now symbolize the wasteful spending that contributed to its spectacular bust. Envisioned three years ago as a satellite airport for congested Madrid, Central boasts one of Europe‘s longest runways, yet there’s hardly a skid-mark from the handful of weekly flights it now handles. Its vast and airy terminal, designed to handle 2.5 million passengers a year, echoes every sound.
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Posted on June 22, 2011, in Article and tagged Airport, Boom and bust, Business, Ciudad Real, Dean Koontz, Madrid, Paranormal, Spain, Travel and Tourism, United States, Yahoo! News. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.