May 3, 2012 12:00 AM

Spain’s closed Don Quijote airport helps explain Europe’s economic crisis

Aeropuerto Don Quijote in Ciudad Real, Spain, was built in hopes that a theme park based on the medieval classic tale would draw masses of people to the La Mancha region and fuel an employment boom. Instead, the $650 million airport closed last month, another symbol of overspending and misguided planning in one of Europe’s troubled economies.

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