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2009-03-19 13:01:21

The Competition Commission in Britain has ordered BAA to sell three of its airports, including Gatwick and Stansted, within two years. The commission even chose a pecking order, demanding the airport operator, which runs seven airports, sell Gatwick first, then Stansted, followed by either Edinburgh or Glasgow, The Daily Mail reported Thursday. The decision comes after a two-year investigation into BAA's operation and its impact on competition. We are confident that the sale of these airports...

2008-12-18 11:44:02

Secret plans sent out by Spanish-owned BAA call for a new runway at Gatwick Airport in Britain, in spite of the government's intentions. BAA, under pressure from the Competition Commission to sell Gatwick, sent bidders for the airport a confidential memorandum entitled Gatwick builds a second runway, The Times of London reported Thursday. The government has said it prefers a new runway at Stansted Airport, followed by one at Heathrow, the Times said. But, the commission said the government...

2008-10-14 06:00:28

By Scott Reid The new five-year deal covers alterations, refurbishments and building work at BAA airports including Edinburgh BUILDING and maintenance services group Rok is set to work on a series of projects for airport operator BAA that could be worth GBP 130 million in total.

2008-10-10 18:00:24

Environmental campaigners reacted angrily yesterday to the Government's decision to allow a massive expansion in capacity at one of the UK's largest airports.

2008-10-05 03:00:17

By Anonymous Heathrow Airport's flagship terminal, hailed as the gateway to the 2012 London Olympics, will not be ready for the event, it has emerged. Airport operator BAA admitted that at best only part of Heathrow East - which will replace Terminals and 2 - will be open in time for the games.

2008-09-29 09:00:36

By Andrew Picken IF the mantra of a certain fading Australian soap opera is to be believed, everybody needs good neighbours. Try telling that to Edinburgh Airport and the Royal Highland Agricultural Society of Scotland, though.

2008-09-27 03:00:25

By Bokale, Jemima As many high-street retailers suffer from a slowdown in consumer spending, retail sales at airports are booming as operators market their sites as shopping destinations.

2008-09-25 12:00:29

AIRPORT operator BAA has threatened a legal challenge against the Competition Commission after the watchdog recommended a break-up of its businesses. In its recent report, the company recommended the sale of Edinburgh or Glasgow Airport, as well as two of its London airports.

2008-09-19 12:00:24

By Andrew Picken SHOWGROUND chiefs have hit out at Edinburgh Airport after spending more than GBP 1 million on plans to develop a new 10,000- seater indoor sports arena, only for the scheme to be left in tatters.

2008-09-19 12:00:24

By JEZ DAVISON THE owner of Durham Tees Valley Airport is considering a joint bid for Gatwick Airport, which was put up for sale by BAA yesterday.

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