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UK competition regulator upholds decision on BAA airport sales; MAG poised to bid?

1-Apr-2011

The UK’s Competition Commission (CC) announced on 30-Mar-2011 that BAA will still be required to sell London’s Stansted Airport and either Edinburgh or Glasgow Airport in Scotland, following an appeal by Britain’s biggest airport operator. [2895 words]

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Subheadings:

  • BAA believes there have been 'material changes' since CC decision
  • CC finds 'greater capacity available'
  • Snapshot: The three airports for sale:
  • Sun sets on the BAA empire but rises in Spain for Ferrovial
  • MAG champing at the bit but internal and external influences hover
  • Strategy status quo
  • Ryanair in, easyJet out?
  • S&P revises outlook on ‘unsustainable’ operating trends
  • Death by a thousand cuts
  • Scoping document considers alternatives to hackneyed thinking

Graphs and data:

  • Chart 1.1 London Stansted Airport capacity (seats per week, to/from) by carrier (28-Mar-2011 to 03-Apr-2011)
  • Chart 1.2 London Stansted Airport international vs domestic capacity share (28-Mar-2011 to 03-Apr-2011)
  • Chart 1.3 London Stansted Airport international capacity by region (28-Mar-2011 to 03-Apr-2011)
  • Chart 2.1 Edinburgh Airport capacity (seats per week, to/from) by carrier (28-Mar-2011 to 03-Apr-2011)
  • Chart 2.2 Edinburgh Airport international vs domestic capacity share (28-Mar-2011 to 03-Apr-2011)
  • Chart 2.3 Edinburgh Airport international capacity by region (28-Mar-2011 to 03-Apr-2011) 
  • Chart 3.1 Glasgow International Airport capacity (seats per week, to/from) by carrier (28-Mar-2011 to 03-Apr-2011)
  • Chart 3.2 Glasgow International Airport international vs domestic capacity share (28-Mar-2011 to 03-Apr-2011)
  • Chart 3.3. Glasgow International Airport international capacity by region (28-Mar-2011 to 03-Apr-2011)
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