Reader feedback: Who will go to the Airport?

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

One of the obvious reasons the Austrians have suddenly expressed so much interest in acquiring the Bratislava airport is that Bratislava would, if properly developed, siphon off some of [Vienna airport] Schwechat's air traffic, dumping its cargo traffic on Bratislava and keeping the tourists flying in to Vienna.

This scheme would probably line a layer deeper the pockets of the politicians involved in it, but not have any positive impact on Slovakia otherwise.

The root of the problem is that Bratislava is not an entry point destination for international tourists arriving by air..

Don Merritt,
Berlin

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