Latest Gatwick Express Stories

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...

2008-09-18 09:00:30

AIRPORT operator BAA has put the For Sale sign up over Gatwick airport in a move likely to spark a lively bidding war. Almost as soon as the Spanish-owned company announced it was selling the West Sussex airport, Sir Richard Branson's airline Virgin Atlantic said it relished the chance to run it. Manchester Airport Group, which operates four UK airports also said it was keen to take over Gatwick, while German company Hochtief is among a number of overseas businesses interested. The BAA...

2008-09-17 12:00:23

Spain's Ferrovial Group announced Wednesday it would put London's Gatwick Airport up for sale to comply with an anti-competition ruling. Britain's Competition Commission ruled the owners of Gatwick, Heathrow and Stansted airports should sell two of the three major transportation hubs, the Times of London reported Wednesday. Colin Matthews, chief executive officer of BAA, formerly the British Airports Authority, which runs the airports, said the company would appeal to keep the remaining...

2008-08-24 00:00:26

By Margareta Pagano BUSINESS EDITOR The Competition Commission's report is ill timed and ill conceived, blaming the airports authority for a situation beyond its control Sir Nigel Rudd was seething on the grouse moors when I spoke to him on Friday after one of his most infuriating weeks since taking over as BAA chairman a year ago. A fine shot, Sir Nigel says he wasn't thinking about Christopher Clarke, who chairs the Competition Commission inquiry which so annoyed him, when he took aim...

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