16 Apr, 2019 @ 13:08
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NOT RUSSIAN AROUND: Russian plane charged €20,000 to park at Alicante airport

JUMBO PRICES: The Russian cargo plane Antonov An-124

IF you thought airport car parks were pricey, be grateful you’re not parking a plane.

A Russian Antonov An-124 is being charged €1,000 a day to stay at the Alicante-Elche airport on the Costa Blanca.

The Volga-Dnepr Airlines cargo plane, which arrived from the Ivory Coast on March 28, has already filled Spanish airport operator AENA’s pockets to the tune of €20,000.

The plane, which is charged according to size and length of stay, still does not have a new journey planned, according to airport sources.

The massive aeroplane is usually used to move large loads because it has a capacity of up to 150 tonnes, and has come to Alicante-Elche to transport boats and helicopters on other occasions—but on February 19 the stop was only for a few hours.

Joshua Parfitt

Joshua James Parfitt is the Costa Blanca correspondent for the Olive Press. He holds a gold-standard NCTJ in multimedia journalism from the award-winning News Associates in Twickenham. His work has been published in the Sunday Times, Esquire, the Mail on Sunday, the Daily Mail, the Sun, the Sun on Sunday, the Mirror, among others. He has appeared on BBC Breakfast to discuss devastating flooding in Spain, as well as making appearances on BBC and LBC radio stations.

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