Alternatives for the Future Use of Airport Kalocsa

Establishing surface oil storage:

This possibility elicited the repugnance of the local inhabitants apart from a small group that would accept the idea including one of the surrounding villages, has approx. 50% of the airfild-area on it's territory. The fact that the value of the object cannot be expressed in money is against not using it as an airport. The construction of such an object with runways, taxiing ways and hangars, including the developing of a grassy runway would cost several hundred billion HUF. It can be shown by simple calculations that how great loss it would mean to the country if the airport was sold for such a purpose when the runway was used as the concrete base of other superstructures. There are several other possibilities for developing a surface oil storage, and much cheaper areas could be obtained for this purpose. The difference between the price of the areas would reduce the cost of groundwork. This means that those who obtain the area during the privatization for building an oil storage will make relatively small profit, while the nation will lose an infrastructural construction worth billions. The building of the oil storage would not be useful for the region, either, as non-productive works or something similar were built. This would not go together with the creation of jobs and the development of trade and tourism. However, it would be very dangerous for the environment.

National Flyers Fund:

From the viewpoints of the self-governments, the inhabitants and the Aeroport Kalocsa Aeronautical Club, this would be an acceptable alternative. The airport would remain national property and the Fund would exercise proprietary rigths. The management and the professional control would be done by the Club as a member of MRSZ. This solution would be satisfactory for enterprises and entrepreneurs, too, because with proper contracts the airport could be very useful for them.

Reserve base of IFOR Forces:

It is obvious that in this case the airport would remain national property. The presence of IFOR would not obstruct small-plane civil and sporting flying. It would be favourable for the Americans, too, if the Hungarian flying-professional control were also present. There are more and more examples in the United States and in Europe for that the air transport of NATO and civil flying use the same airport. At the same time certain developmental opportunities would arise for the airport. However, this alternative would not be so favourable for the inhabitants of Kalocsa and the region. In the case of enterprises this alternative equals the option offered by the Flyers Fund. It would remain a question that what would happen to the airport after the leave of IFOR Forces.

Aeroport Kalocsa Aeronautical Club and the self governments of the region

A part of the airport i.e. the runway and grassy airfield would remain as an airport, while the areas not directly connected to the airport would be privatized for industrial purposes. At present this alternative seems to be realizable. As significant enterprises would join this project the interests of entrepreneurs were represented in the management of the airport. The Club would do the coordination and run the airport professionally. This solution is acceptable for both the self-governments and the inhabitants of the region.