“The optimistic assumption is eight years from today. We will now want to extend the validity of the opinion on the impact of constructions on the environment (EIA), which will expire at the end of this year, “said Jiří Pos, the new head of the airport, when asked when the new runway will be ready. If the positive EIA opinion of 2011 (already extended by five years) is not extended a second time, the airport will have to go through the whole process of environmental impact assessment again. According to Pose, this would delay the construction by about three years. At the same time, it would give opponents of the construction of the runway a chance to intervene again in the whole process and refocus the fight for a new runway.