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Castellon-Costa Azahar Airport giant monument

Castellon-Costa Azahar Airport giant monument

Man-plane, Castellon-Costa Azahar Airport giant monument in Valencia, Spain. Work by sculptor Juan Ripolles. Opened March 2011

Castellon-Costa Azahar Airport giant monument

In fact, located in the municipality of Vilanova d’Alcolea in Valencia, Spain airport became famous thanks to the impressive monument erected on its territory. Interestingly, opened by local authorities in March 2011 a 24-meter-tall statue became a caricature of Carlos Fabre, who was the initiator of the construction of the airport.
Meanwhile, in this province is the homeland of Juan Ripolles – artist, sculptor, designer. The sculptures and monuments of Ripolles decorate the central squares of European, American and Asian capitals and cities. And his paintings – the collections of connoisseurs around the world. Besides, among the admirers of his work are the first persons of states.
And how could the airport of the province of Castiglione do without the work of its distinguished countryman?
Accordingly, before the airport appeared 24-meter statue of the Man-plane, which The New York Times called “a symbol of ruin at the airport without destiny.” By the way, the erection of this figure cost 220 thousand pounds sterling.

Giant sculpture of a man-plane

Giant sculpture of a man-plane

It seemed that everything was going to be very sad for the airport of the province of Castiglione, which, at that time, was in the company of abandoned airports. But in the life of the airport there was a happy turn. After several changes of owners, the airport finally got permission to fly.

Castellon РCosta Azahar was the first airport in Spain, managed and operated by a private company Edeis. At present, Ryanair and Blue Air fly from Castellón to Costa Azahar. There are not a lot of flights and passengers. The provincial government promises financial support for the airport only when passenger traffic reaches 1.2 million passengers a year.

Castellon-Costa Azahar Airport giant monument

The view from above

The view from above

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