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By DAVID LEASK THE owners of Manchester Airport are poised to make an early bid for its Glasgow counterpart. Publicly-owned MAG yesterday became the first operator to break cover in what is expected to be a scramble to secure Scotland's biggest long-haul gateway.
By David Leask THE public face of Scottish business was last night united. The country's airport monopoly, the official line went, should be spared.
By Hamish Rutherford Sovereign Oil 15.75p unch THERE are several reasons why Ferrovial, the Spanish infrastructure giant which owns BAA, should feel nothing more than a twinge of grudging regret, rather than anger, after the Competition Commission said it should be forced to sell three of its British airports, including one in Scotland.
By ALASTAIR DALTON TRANSPORT CORRESPONDENT PASSENGERS could benefit after the biggest shake-up in decades was signalled for Scotland's airports.
By Matthew Saltmarsh British competition authorities on Wednesday called for the breakup of the airport operator BAA in a preliminary report that recommended the sale of two of its three airports serving London and one in Scotland.
LEADING ARTICLE The British Airports Authority has only itself to blame for the ruling that it must sell off three of its seven airports. It is to be hoped that the the Competition Commission will now rule, after consultations across the industry, that one of those which must be sold is Heathrow.
By David Prosser Outlook For a man who had just been told he would have to give up three of his most valuable assets, Colin Matthews, chief executive of BAA, didn't look terribly upset yesterday.
TALKS aimed at averting a series of airport strikes are due today. Cabin staff and baggage handlers are to take part in a series of 24-hour stoppages involving Gatwick, Stansted and Manchester airports over the next few days. And the action could spread to Newcastle Airport if it goes ahead.
By JAMES LYONS AIRPORT scanners that recognise passengers' faces are being introduced to boost security and cut queues. The system compares people's faces with information digitally stored on biometric passports. The machines are being used at Manchester and will eventually go nationwide.
PLANE passengers who have endured travel misery will learn today just what changes to UK airport ownership are proposed by competition chiefs.
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