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BAA airports sale is right, say business travellers

28 Mar 2009 by Mark Caswell

Four out of five business travellers believe the Competition Commission is correct to order BAA to sell three of its UK airports, according to a recent survey at businesstraveller.com.

The Commission published its final report into BAA’s ownership of seven UK airports earlier this month (see online news March 19), in which it ordered the operator to sell its facilities at Gatwick, Stansted, and one of either Glasgow or Edinburgh. These sales must be completed within two years.

BAA said that it would “consider the Competition Commission report carefully before deciding how to respond”.

For more information visit competition-commission.org.uk, baa.com.

A total of 181 visitors to businesstraveller.com responded to the poll “Is the Competition Commission correct to order BAA to sell three of its UK airports?” – 80.1 per cent responded “yes”, with 19.9 per cent responding “no”. For more survey results visit businesstraveller.com/polls.

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