Opinion: Turbulence ahead as BAA considers its options
The Competition Commission (CC) brought its two-year BAA airports market investigation to a close on 19 March 2009 by publishing its final report containing one of the most high-profile decisions in its history. A series of draconian remedies have been imposed on BAA, with most newspaper headlines devoted to the requirement to sell three of its seven UK airports: Gatwick, Stansted and one of either Edinburgh or Glasgow. The report also highlighted concerns about the current regulatory system for airports, as well as aspects of government policy and the planning system.
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