WHY THIS 3rd RUNWAY ?
2) On September 9th 1997 it was decided to create an analysis committee that would study the different alternatives to expand the airport. It would begin working in the beginning of October 1997 :
A) WHY WAS THIS ANALYSIS COMMITTEE CREATED ?
B) WHO FORMED A PART OF THIS GROUP ?
6 people with technical profiles specialized in aeronautic and environmental fields:
C) WHAT ALTERNATIVES TO EXPAND THE AIRPORT WERE STUDIED ?
1 – Strengthening of a multi-airport system Barcelona-Reus-Girona leaving the Barcelona airport how it was
The analysis committee rejects it because it comes to the conclusion that only 10% of the market has a theoretical potential to operate from Reus and Girona. This statistic is far from the capacity needed for full development
The view from Gavà Mar: A completely acceptable solution
2 – Construction of a new airport with larger capacity
The analysis committee rejects it because physically it seems inconceivable to situate a new airport in a geographic site in which it would be effective. Moreover, to situate it outside that site would provoke a critical alteration of the territorial equilibrium of Catalonia.
The view from Gavà Mar: A perfect solution
3 – The expansion of the present airport
Option 3.1 - Runway parallel to runway 02-20 (transverse runway)
The analysis committee rejects it because:
Option 3.2 - Runway parallel to runway 07-25 (main runway) on the LAND side
The investigation group rejects it because:
Option 3.3 - Runway parallel to runway 07-25 (main runway) on the SEA side.
This was the pre-selected option, and they studied various locations:
view from Gavà Mar: DISASTER.
Option 3.3.1 - To situate the runway at less than 1,035 meters from the main runway
Option 3.3.3 - To situate the runway at 1,190 meters from the main runway
Option 3.3.4 - To situate the runway at 1,350 meters from the main runway
Option 3.3.5 - To situate the runway at 1,500 meters from the main runway