Planes Banned From Flying Over Lionel Messi’s House In Barcelona (Photos)
The official explanation given for why the addition of a new runway located to the sea was discarded, were environmental and financial reasons.
But the president of Spanish low-cost airline, Vueling, offered a different perspective.
“You cannot pass over where Messi lives,” Javier Sanchez-Prieto said during a talk at Barcelona’s ESADE university.
Vueling, based at El Prat de Llobregat, has hubs in Barcelona-El Prat Airport and Rome’s Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport.
Messi reportedly bought his neighbours’ house last year, to keep the noise level to a minimum around his home