Reader feedback: Airport goes nowhere

Re: Airport sale, distant deal, By Lukáš Fila, September 29 - October 5,2003, Volume 9, Number 37

I just flew from Vienna to Brussels and back with Austrian Airlines for a ticket fee of €269. I used a special rate (on a certain day there and back and including at least one weekend). Otherwise it would have cost €770. The airport taxes amount to €71.80 for Brussels and Vienna together, regardless of the fare for the flight.

Had I been able to fly with SkyEurope from Bratislava to Brussels and back (they don't maintain this link), I would have likely paid €50 total. Had this been possible, I would have gladly paid the full €71.80 in airport taxes, for it would have saved me the trip to and from Vienna and €219 for the ticket.

The main aim should be that the Bratislava airport becomes a more versatile station so that one does not have to stop in another country to travel to a destination like Brussels, which is virtually the European capital. The Slovak government owns the airport to offer a 'service station', but a private investor would own it as a 'profit station', or otherwise it would not invest in the airport.

Oscar,
Radosovce

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