Plans to build new Madrid airport

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    Spain’s numerous ‘phantom’ airports have provided some of the images that have epitomized its crisis but there are now plans being made to open a new airport South-West of Madrid.

    The airport would be located between the towns of Navalcarnero and El Álamo. It would be mainly publicly owned although the operators would have to invest 250 million euros in the project to allow the airport to be operative by 2017.

    The regional government and the consultancy firm Deloitte have calculated that there is the potential for 100,000 flights per year from the proposed airport but that the initial volume would be nearer 50,000, the majority private.

    The last time an airport opened with the aim of providing extra volume for flights to Madrid was in Ciudad Real.(privately built), which went bust in 2012 after just three years in operation.

    Regarding job creation it is estimated that there would be 13,000 created during the construction phase, 6,000 during its first years of operation and up to 10,000 a decade after its opening.

    The airport would take over the operation of private jets which had flown to the military base at Torrejón but now fly to Barajas. It would also run flying schools, cater for recreational flights and take over as a helicopter base for the security services from the Cuatro Vientos airport.


    The airport at Ciudad Real which is now abandoned

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    The article doesn’t make it quite clear, but it’s planned to replace Torrejón and Cuatro Vientos airports. So it’s not really the same as the new Ciudad Real airport? Even so I doubt any of us here will be using the new airport.

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    Only in Spain they will contemplate such a move knowing that airports all over Spain are lying abandoned. Why would extra flights be required in Spain. It is not exactly a hub of economic activity. I am worried that the Spaniards in Govenment/tourist department are now totally convinced that sun only shines in Spain.

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    @shakeel wrote:

    Only in Spain they will contemplate such a move knowing that airports all over Spain are lying abandoned. Why would extra flights be required in Spain. It is not exactly a hub of economic activity. I am worried that the Spaniards in Govenment/tourist department are now totally convinced that sun only shines in Spain.

    Can’t follow your logic, mainly because you’re wrong. Madrid airport is a major international hub and that’s why it has 4 terminals. This airport (a relatively small one) will replace 2 others. By your logic there is no need to expand capacity in London because Humberside or Oxford airports are little used….

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    The airport will only replace the Cuatro Vientos and Torrejón airports for the functions that were listed. One of the main reasons that the new airport is being touted is due to the plans to build the Eurovegas complex nearby in Alcorcón, which the airport’s developers believe would make the project viable.

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    @spi News wrote:

    @dbmarcos99

    The airport will only replace the Cuatro Vientos and Torrejón airports for the functions that were listed. One of the main reasons that the new airport is being touted is due to the plans to build the Eurovegas complex nearby in Alcorcón, which the airport’s developers believe would make the project viable.

    Yes, I’ve heard that is one of the reasons for the new airport (the new Eurovegas complex), but it appears the PP government have denied that! They would do so, wouldn’t they? Besides which, it’s still not certain that Eurovegas can go ahead?

    http://elpais.com/elpais/2013/06/26/inenglish/1372255872_568769.html

    According to the Popular Party regional government — which has flatly denied that the choice of the site in El Álamo has anything to do with the Eurovegas project — the new airport will be up and running by 2018.

    The investment required, which is estimated at 230 million euros, will be put up by a private company, which will then be granted the operational license of El Álamo airport for 40 years.

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    @ Marcos, For ease I am respoNding in capital. I am not shouting at you.

    Can’t follow your logic, mainly because you’re wrong.
    HAPPY TO BE STAND CORRECTED.

    Madrid airport is a major international hub and that’s why it has 4 terminals.

    WELL AWARE OF IT.SPECIALLY FOR SOUTH AMERICA.

    This airport (a relatively small one) will replace 2 others. By your logic there is no need to expand capacity in London because Humberside or Oxford airports are little used….

    MADRID AIRPORT HAD MADE EXP[ANDED RECENTLY & WHEN i SAY RECENTLY IN BUILDING AIRPORT TERMS. THE ECONOMY WAS BUILDING MOMENTUM. THE AIRPORT MAYBE VIABLE HOWEVER WITH SPANISH REASONING TO BUILD PROJECT OF THIS MAGNITUDE IT ONLY MAKES ME THINK THE SOME POLITICIANS/MAYOR ARE ONLY THINKING ABOUT THERE KICK BACKS& NOTHING ELSE.

    LOGIC OR ITS ABSENCE NOT ALWAYS WORK IN SPAIN.

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