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El País - Spain | Thursday, March 12, 2015

Castellón Airport finally gets some planes

Ryanair announced on Wednesday plans to become the first airline to fly to Spain's Castellón Airport, which has gone unused since its inauguration in 2011. The left-liberal daily El País points to another absurd major project launched by the autonomous community of Valencia: "And in this way Fabra [the imprisoned ex-president of Castelló province] and Camps [the acquitted ex-president of the autonomous community of Valencia] can say they were right all along. The Sunday day-trippers who were supposed to divert attention from the lack of air traffic must now make way for the Ryanair planes. Will this remain a ghost airport? Yes, but with airplanes. All we need now is for the Villarreal library - which can house 75,000 volumes but whose shelves, following the powerful example of the airport, have remained empty - to be filled with books. Oh, those happy days when the main goal was to waste public money and inaugurate buildings, even if they remained empty shells."

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