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The stats make sense when you consider that cities like Barcelona, Valencia and Bilbao are on the coast, and that much of the land away from the coast is empty meseta. I guess most of the immediate demand for the AVE came from Madrid, and it might also be a lot easier to build on the meseta than along the coast. However the link between Valencia and Barcelona is being built I believe, it’s just taking longer. I think the ghost airports were a result of local governments going mad/corrupt whereas the AVE is a central government project?