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Chamber of Commerce calls for certainty over ownership of Edinburgh

15-Oct-2010 12:40 PM

Scotland’s Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce called for certainty over the ownership of Edinburgh Airport, following the Court of Appeal’s decision to enforce the Competition Commission’s demand for BAA to sell either Glasgow or Edinburgh airport (Edinburgh Evening News, 14-Oct-2010).

Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce: “This case seems to have gone on an inordinate amount of time. We need stability around the ownership of such an important asset. I don't know why the Competition Commission took so long to make a decision and why it was so prescriptive. We do not think it should be for the Commission to say which airports should be sold. What is important to Edinburgh businesses and the city's economy is not who owns the airport but how efficiently it is managed. If Edinburgh Airport is the airport that has to be sold we would be keen that the quality of management and quality and size of investment in Edinburgh Airport continues,” Graham Birse, Deputy Chief Executive. Source: Edinburgh Evening News, 14-Oct-2010.