Kosztowało 17 milionów dolarów i miało obsługiwać setki tysięcy pasażerów, a od ponad 2 lat stoi puste. Lotnisko-widmo w Indiach

Lotnisko w Jaisalmer - małym miasteczku w indyjskim Radżastanie na granicy z Pakistanem - powstało 2 i pół roku temu i kosztowało 17 mln dolarów. Jednak po dziś dzień nie odprawiono z niego nawet jednego pasażera, choć rocznie ten port lotniczy byłby w stanie obsłużyć ponad 300 tys. ludzi. W czym takim razie jest problem?
Lotnisko Jaisalmer w Indiach Lotnisko Jaisalmer w Indiach ANINDITO MUKHERJEE / REUTERS / REUTERS

Kosztowało 17 milionów dolarów i miało obsługiwać setki tysięcy pasażerów, a od ponad 2 lat stoi puste. Lotnisko-widmo w Indiach

 

Lotnisko w Jaisalmer - małym miasteczku w indyjskim Radżastanie na granicy z Pakistanem - powstało 2 i pół roku temu i kosztowało 17 mln dolarów. Jednak po dziś dzień nie odprawiono z niego nawet jednego pasażera, choć rocznie ten port lotniczy byłby w stanie obsłużyć ponad 300 tys. ludzi. W czym takim razie jest problem?

Lotnisko w Jaisalmer - małym miasteczku w indyjskim Radżastanie na granicy z Pakistanem - powstało 2 i pół roku temu i kosztowało 17 mln dolarów. Jednak po dziś dzień nie odprawiono z niego nawet jednego pasażera, choć rocznie ten port lotniczy byłby w stanie obsłużyć ponad 300 tys. ludzi. W czym takim razie jest problem?

 

A milestone is seen outside the Jaisalmer Airport in desert state of Rajasthan, India, August 13, 2015. Two-and-a-half years after the completion of a new $17 million terminal building, the airport in Jaisalmer, a small and remote desert city in India's western Rajasthan state, stands empty. Not a single passenger has passed through the gates of an airport big enough to handle more than 300,000 travellers a year, with parking bays for three 180-seater narrow-body jets. India has spent more than $50 million since 2009 on eight airports that do not receive scheduled flights - white elephants that are a reminder of the pitfalls for Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he bets on an infrastructure drive to fuel growth. Picture taken August 13, 2015. REUTERS/Anindito MukherjeeANINDITO MUKHERJEE / REUTERS / REUTERS

 

Od 2009 r. poprzedni rząd Indii wydał ponad 50 mln dol. na budowę 8 lotnisk, które w założeniu miały pomóc w rozwoju turystyki i zachęcić do podróży do najdalszych zakątków tego kraju. Jednak pozostało to tylko pobożnym życzeniem, ponieważ te lotniska stoją puste.

 

Departure and arrival sections are pictured at the Jaisalmer Airport in desert state of Rajasthan, India, August 13, 2015. Two-and-a-half years after the completion of a new $17 million terminal building, the airport in Jaisalmer, a small and remote desert city in India's western Rajasthan state, stands empty. Not a single passenger has passed through the gates of an airport big enough to handle more than 300,000 travellers a year, with parking bays for three 180-seater narrow-body jets. India has spent more than $50 million since 2009 on eight airports that do not receive scheduled flights - white elephants that are a reminder of the pitfalls for Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he bets on an infrastructure drive to fuel growth. Picture taken August 13, 2015.  REUTERS/Anindito MukherjeeANINDITO MUKHERJEE / REUTERS / REUTERS

 

Liniom lotniczym po prostu nie opłaca się latać w takie miejsca jak lotnisko w Jaisalmer.

 

A signboard is seen outside the Jaisalmer Airport in desert state of Rajasthan, India, August 13, 2015. Two-and-a-half years after the completion of a new $17 million terminal building, the airport in Jaisalmer, a small and remote desert city in India's western Rajasthan state, stands empty. Not a single passenger has passed through the gates of an airport big enough to handle more than 300,000 travellers a year, with parking bays for three 180-seater narrow-body jets. India has spent more than $50 million since 2009 on eight airports that do not receive scheduled flights - white elephants that are a reminder of the pitfalls for Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he bets on an infrastructure drive to fuel growth. Picture taken August 13, 2015. REUTERS/Anindito MukherjeeANINDITO MUKHERJEE / REUTERS / REUTERS

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Lotnisko-widmo w Indiach

Głównym problemem jest to, że żeby jakiekolwiek połączenie lotnicze w Indiach miało szansę zarobić, musi startować lub lądować na jednym z lotnisk w największych miast tego kraju, czyli Delhi, Mumbaju czy Kalkucie.

 

The exterior view of arrival lounges is seen at the Jaisalmer Airport in desert state of Rajasthan, India, August 13, 2015. Two-and-a-half years after the completion of a new $17 million terminal building, the airport in Jaisalmer, a small and remote desert city in India's western Rajasthan state, stands empty. Not a single passenger has passed through the gates of an airport big enough to handle more than 300,000 travellers a year, with parking bays for three 180-seater narrow-body jets. India has spent more than $50 million since 2009 on eight airports that do not receive scheduled flights - white elephants that are a reminder of the pitfalls for Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he bets on an infrastructure drive to fuel growth. Picture taken August 13, 2015. REUTERS/Anindito MukherjeeANINDITO MUKHERJEE / REUTERS / REUTERS

 

Szkopuł w tym, że takie porty lotnicze są wręcz oblegane przez samoloty nie tylko z Indii, ale z całego świata i miejsce na nich zwykle wygrywają bardziej dochodowe loty.

 

Signage is displayed inside the Jaisalmer Airport in desert state of Rajasthan, India, August 13, 2015. Two-and-a-half years after the completion of a new $17 million terminal building, the airport in Jaisalmer, a small and remote desert city in India's western Rajasthan state, stands empty. Not a single passenger has passed through the gates of an airport big enough to handle more than 300,000 travellers a year, with parking bays for three 180-seater narrow-body jets. India has spent more than $50 million since 2009 on eight airports that do not receive scheduled flights - white elephants that are a reminder of the pitfalls for Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he bets on an infrastructure drive to fuel growth. Picture taken August 13, 2015. REUTERS/Anindito MukherjeeANINDITO MUKHERJEE / REUTERS / REUTERS

Lotnisko Jaisalmer w Indiach Lotnisko Jaisalmer w Indiach ANINDITO MUKHERJEE / REUTERS / REUTERS

Lotnisko-widmo w Indiach

Otwarcie Lotniska miało nastąpić w sierpniu 2013 r., jednak jak dotąd stoi puste.

 

A baggage carousel is pictured inside the Jaisalmer Airport in desert state of Rajasthan, India, August 13, 2015. Two-and-a-half years after the completion of a new $17 million terminal building, the airport in Jaisalmer, a small and remote desert city in India's western Rajasthan state, stands empty. Not a single passenger has passed through the gates of an airport big enough to handle more than 300,000 travellers a year, with parking bays for three 180-seater narrow-body jets. India has spent more than $50 million since 2009 on eight airports that do not receive scheduled flights - white elephants that are a reminder of the pitfalls for Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he bets on an infrastructure drive to fuel growth. Picture taken August 13, 2015. REUTERS/Anindito MukherjeeANINDITO MUKHERJEE / REUTERS / REUTERS

 

Zamiast bagaży na pasach zalega kurz.

 

A baggage carousel is pictured inside the Jaisalmer Airport in desert state of Rajasthan, India, August 13, 2015. Two-and-a-half years after the completion of a new $17 million terminal building, the airport in Jaisalmer, a small and remote desert city in India's western Rajasthan state, stands empty. Not a single passenger has passed through the gates of an airport big enough to handle more than 300,000 travellers a year, with parking bays for three 180-seater narrow-body jets. India has spent more than $50 million since 2009 on eight airports that do not receive scheduled flights - white elephants that are a reminder of the pitfalls for Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he bets on an infrastructure drive to fuel growth. Picture taken August 13, 2015. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAYANINDITO MUKHERJEE / REUTERS / REUTERS

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Lotnisko-widmo w Indiach

W środku nie ma żywego ducha.

 

A security guard walks outside the arrival lounges at the Jaisalmer Airport in desert state of Rajasthan, India, August 13, 2015. Two-and-a-half years after the completion of a new $17 million terminal building, the airport in Jaisalmer, a small and remote desert city in India's western Rajasthan state, stands empty. Not a single passenger has passed through the gates of an airport big enough to handle more than 300,000 travellers a year, with parking bays for three 180-seater narrow-body jets. India has spent more than $50 million since 2009 on eight airports that do not receive scheduled flights - white elephants that are a reminder of the pitfalls for Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he bets on an infrastructure drive to fuel growth. Picture taken August 13, 2015. REUTERS/Anindito MukherjeeANINDITO MUKHERJEE / REUTERS / REUTERS

 

Na zewnątrz również, nie licząc ochrony obiektu.

 

Dust covered seats are pictured inside the lounge of the Jaisalmer Airport in desert state of Rajasthan, India, August 13, 2015. Two-and-a-half years after the completion of a new $17 million terminal building, the airport in Jaisalmer, a small and remote desert city in India's western Rajasthan state, stands empty. Not a single passenger has passed through the gates of an airport big enough to handle more than 300,000 travellers a year, with parking bays for three 180-seater narrow-body jets. India has spent more than $50 million since 2009 on eight airports that do not receive scheduled flights - white elephants that are a reminder of the pitfalls for Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he bets on an infrastructure drive to fuel growth. Picture taken August 13, 2015. REUTERS/Anindito MukherjeeANINDITO MUKHERJEE / REUTERS / REUTERS

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Lotnisko-duch w Indiach

Część energii potrzebnej do funkcjonowania lotniska miała pochodzić z ogniw słonecznych.

 

Buildings are reflected in a puddle after rains inside the premises of the Jaisalmer Airport in desert state of Rajasthan, India, August 13, 2015. Two-and-a-half years after the completion of a new $17 million terminal building, the airport in Jaisalmer, a small and remote desert city in India's western Rajasthan state, stands empty. Not a single passenger has passed through the gates of an airport big enough to handle more than 300,000 travellers a year, with parking bays for three 180-seater narrow-body jets. India has spent more than $50 million since 2009 on eight airports that do not receive scheduled flights - white elephants that are a reminder of the pitfalls for Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he bets on an infrastructure drive to fuel growth. Picture taken August 13, 2015.  REUTERS/Anindito MukherjeeANINDITO MUKHERJEE / REUTERS / REUTERS

Ponieważ jednak nie ma tu żadnych samolotów, lotnisko nie zużywa prądu.

 

Stones lie in the premises of the Jaisalmer Airport in desert state of Rajasthan, India, August 13, 2015. Two-and-a-half years after the completion of a new $17 million terminal building, the airport in Jaisalmer, a small and remote desert city in India's western Rajasthan state, stands empty. Not a single passenger has passed through the gates of an airport big enough to handle more than 300,000 travellers a year, with parking bays for three 180-seater narrow-body jets. India has spent more than $50 million since 2009 on eight airports that do not receive scheduled flights - white elephants that are a reminder of the pitfalls for Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he bets on an infrastructure drive to fuel growth. Picture taken August 13, 2015. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee

 

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