Ciudad Real Central Airport (IATA: CQM, ICAO: LERL), previously known as Don Quijote Airport and South Madrid Airport, is an airport south of Ciudad Real in Spain. Located adjacent to the A-41 motorway and a short distance from the 178 toll road, it was projected to have a connection to the Madrid–Seville high-speed rail line, making it the first Spanish airport to be linked to the AVE system. Via AVE, the airport would have been 50 minutes from central Madrid, 50 minutes from Córdoba, and less than 2 hours from Seville and Málaga. It was the first international private airport in Spain, costing €1.1bn to build.
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