Originally Posted by Trotter
Anyway.. I'll bail at this point. Its futile when an airport thats doing very well is termed.. stupid.
When I said stupid, I wasn't specifically talking about any specific airport.
Instead I was talking about the idea that an island of just 4 million people and under 500 km long should have 9 international airports!!!
Must of them should never have been built and certainly not where they were.
If you have to do business for the day in London, traveling 90 minutes isn't a big deal. If you are regularly doing business in London, then you should move to London or somewhere closer to an airport that serves London.
You can't justify building expensive infrastructure just because it might be useful to a small number of people. You have to do a cost benefit analysis.
Frankly we are getting to the stage where even Cork and Shannon airports are questionable, never mind the smaller airports.
Of course Waterford is there now. So if it can survive without further taxpayer subsidy or grants, then fair play to it, it deserves to survive, it has proven itself. But it certainly should get another cent of taxpayers money.