Ryanair Slams ‘Stupid’ Polish $10 Billion Airport Plan

Sept. 6, 2018

Poland’s plan to build a $9.4 billion central airport 45 kilometers (27 miles) outside of the capital will be a waste of money that would be better spent on improving existing facilities, according to Europe’s biggest low-cost carrier Ryanair Holdings Plc.

Warsaw already has two operating airports, whose capacities aren’t fully used and could be expanded instead of building a “big new shiny cathedral in the middle of nowhere,” Ryanair Chief Executive Officer Michael O’Leary told a news conference Wednesday. The cost of the project, including new road and train infrastructure, will amount to 75 billion zloty ($20 billion), or more than a fifth of the revenue target in this year’s national budget.

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