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Airports that never took off


The news that Spain’s Ciudad Real airport is to lose its remaining passenger services is indicative of the difficulties that many greenfield airports that were conceived during the boom now face in the bust. Airport Investor Monthly looks at some case studies. [6058 words]

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  • Ciudad Real Airport
  • Wind-swept plateau
  • Burgeoning traffic – but not to the airport
  • Castellon Costa Azahar Airport
  • Lack of government concern
  • Viva Lleida
  • Coventry Airport
  • Doncaster Sheffield Airport
  • Doncaster v Sheffield
  • Lappeenranta Airport
  • Audacious bid
  • Not going where the Russians want to go
  • New York Stewart Aiport
  • UK airport sale rebounded on National Express
  • Branson Airport
  • Conceived as a low cost airport
  • Senai Airport
  • MMC already has interests in the Port of Tanjung Pelepas (PTP) and Johor Port (JPort).
  • Wider range of flights proposed
  • Cargo, logistics and ‘airport city’ are the future
  • Destinations still in single figures
  • 'We’re going to be in the Thames'

Graphs and data:

  • Castellon Costa Azahar Airport
  • Chart: Lappeenranta Airport capacity (seats to/from, per week), by carrier 08-Aug to 14-Aug-2011
  • Chart: Branson Airport capacity (seats per week, to/from, by carrier) (01-Aug-2011 to 07-Aug-2011)
  • Chart: Johor Bahru Sultan Ismail International Airport capacity (seats to/from, by carrier), 08 to 14-Aug-2011
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