Ciudad Real Airport.

Ciudad Real, Castilla-La Mancha.

On the initiative of the regional government, a group of entrepreneurs built the airport for €1,100 million, all financed by Spain's first rescued savings bank “Caja Castilla-La Mancha”. With one of Europe's longest runways, the airport opened in December 2008. It had capacity for 5 million yearly passengers, but when the airport closed three years later only around 100,000 passengers had passed through it. The airport has been put for auction eight times with a starting price of €80 million.