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Director of Empty Airport Earns More Than Zapatero

By Stizzard

Juan García Salas, the Director of the airport in Castellón which was officially opened last March by Carlos Fabra and Francisco Camps to great fanfare, and has yet to see its first plane take off or land, is being paid more than the Spanish Prime Minister José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero.


Left wing political party Esquerra Unida has denounced that Juan García-Salas is being paid 84,000 € a year, while Zapatero is paid 78,184 €.

EUPV deputy, Marina Albiol, has said that it is scandalous, especially as the country is embroiled in an economic crisis and when many Spaniards are living from day to day, and even more so when you take into consideration that the airport in Castellón is not even operational.

The Chairman of Aerocas, the company which promoted the Castellón Airport, is none other than the ex President of the Castellón Diputacion, Carlos Fabra, who opened the facility in March 2011.

The Valencia Government now say that the first plane should arrive at the airport in the spring of 2012.

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