BAA airport sell-off: consumer boost or weak compromise?

March 19, 2009

The Competition Commission has ordered airport operator BAA to sell Stansted and either Edinburgh or Glasgow aiport, once it has completed the sale of Gatwick. The commission has been looking into BAA’s dominance of airports in Scotland and England’s south-east for two years and decided that the lack of competition between airports has been detrimental to passengers.

Smashing up BAA – an improvement for passengers?

August 20, 2008

baa.jpgWhen the government established the British Airports Authority in 1965, its aim was to make airports more flexible and profitable. Profitable they may have been but flexibility is not something that Britain’s larger airports are renowned for.

Is breaking up so hard to do?

April 22, 2008

air.jpgBAA has long been the whipping boy for the often dismal¬†“passenger experience” at its airports.¬†