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Just in Time for the Holidays, There's an International Airport on the Auction Block

Where: Spain
December 16, 2013 at 9:52 AM | by | ()

If you’re looking for something for that special someone who seems to have everything look no further than what’s up for sale over in Spain. Perfect for that individual whom is just so darn hard to buy for—it’s his very own international airport complete with terminal, runway, and everything else needed to start up a little air service.

Some reports indicate that Ciudad Real International Airport cost around $1.5 billion to build, but if you’re interested it can be yours for just $150 million. We’re sure that means that you can changes its name to pretty much anything you want, so if your name is Bob and you want to call it Bob’s International Airport—go for it.

The place has one of the longest runways in Europe, so good luck recruiting some Airbus A380s to check out your airport. Just be aware that the place does need a little TLC, as you’ll need to remove some giant yellow crosses painted on the runway. They’re there to discourage pilots from landing at the airport, as it’s not exactly open for business. The place has seen some flights over the years, but it basically was built during the building boom in Span and since left pretty much vacant.

Bids are being accepted now through December 27, so count up the change and go ahead and make an offer. You’re definitely going to get your money back, as the place is around 125 miles south of Madrid and can probably handle up to 10 million people per year.

As of now it doesn’t seem like there’s one party with big plans for the place, but we’re curious to see what news comes out after the bidding closes down. It might just be a great place for a new low cost carrier to start doing their own thing—just BYOPlanes?

[Photo: Wikimedia]

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