Today's Coming Crisis Movie

Monday, July 9, 2012

Spain's ghost airport: The 1BILLION transport hub closed after just three years that's now falling into rack and ruin

It was the billion euro airport designed to cater for Spain's booming economy - serving both city and coast via a state-of-the-art high speed rail link.

Projected to take the overflow from Madrid's Barajas airport, some 150 miles to the north, Ciudad Real's flagship transport hub was to be a symbol of modern Spain's affluence.

But sadly it has proved to be one of a number of many white elephants for the nation, shutting down in April after just three years of operation.

For many months the only flights were those of private jets, reportedly including Prince Harry on his way to a boar hunt on land nearby owned by the Duke of Westminster.

And now, the 28,000 sq ft terminal lies empty, where 5 million passengers should have been waiting to be whisked away each year. Read More