Munich residents vote against 3rd runway

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  1. RRK

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    Sigh. While I can understand residents having an NIMBY approach- limiting the growth of MUC seems particularly limited in thinking.

    Why doesn't LH just grow VIE and ZRH? This would seem much more logical than BER which has very little profitable O&D traffic and far lower growth opportunities than either of the hubs LH group controls.
     
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    it's far enough away from the city that it shouldn't affect the masses. Europe's biggest economy?? Between this and the nuclear power fiasco, I don't think so...

    edit: should have stated "how does Germany plan on growing their economy?" based on decisions like these
     
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    IMHO, sad news for aviation and progress!:(
     
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    :( for MUC.
     
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    It's not really a NIMBY situation. The airport is owned by the City of Munich (23%), the state of Bavaria (51%) and the federal government (26%). All expansion decisions need to be unanimous. The citizens of Munich requested a referendum to decide whether the city should support the runway. Only the citizens of Munich were eligible to vote, not the residents of the communities around the airport.

    As with many such projects, there are lots of arguments on both sides. If you can read German, this page seems to be a reasonable summary:

    http://www.abendzeitung-muenchen.de...tra.54a8d3b1-43e4-4b0d-82f6-8a2ac6d01a0c.html
     
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    Thanks for that article.

    Saying "No" to 11 000 jobs. Wow.

    Very strange to only allow the 1 million people living in "Munich" to vote as opposed to the population who actually lives somewhere near the airport.
     
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    Between FRA restrictions and this - one has to wonder.
     

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