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Manchester Airport Group Interested In Buying LGW  
User currently offlineSpud757 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2007, 373 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3146 times:

The BBC is reporting that MAG is interested in buying LGW from BAA if LGW is put up for sale:


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User currently offlineRevelation From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 15724 posts, RR: 28
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3139 times:

I'm interested too. Call the BBC!

Inspiration, move me brightly!
User currently offlineBabybus From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3120 times:

I wouldn't mind buying it either, depends how much.

Something tells me MAN buying LGW isn't a good idea. Might be better if LGW is bought by an independant company.

We need more cut throat competition between the London airports not between north south airports.

User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 56
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3059 times:

Quoting Babybus (Reply 2):
Something tells me MAN buying LGW isn't a good idea. Might be better if LGW is bought by an independant company.

I disagree.

MAG is a very good company in respect of the way it manages, runs and invests in the airports that it owns.

I'm sure they would do a lot better with LGW thatn the shoddily run BAA has!


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User currently offlineGCT64 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2007, 1869 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2987 times:

Does this mean we will have incessant "MAG should be renamed London Airports Group" to replace the "BA is now London Airways" and "Why won't BA fly from MAN?" threads?

And I look forward to: "Why is MAG allowing LGW-XXX flights when they should be making them fly MAN-XXX?"

And, yes, before the hate mail from oop North starts, I am joking ...  Wink

I really don't care who owns / operates LGW so long as BAA doesn't have a monopoly.

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User currently offlineKaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 13270 posts, RR: 34
Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2965 times:

I'm sure they won't be the only ones interested; we're likely to see Schiphol, FRAPORT and a number of other airports expressing an interest in LGW. It will be very healthy for London to have two competing major international gateways; it should have happened years ago.

Of course, as an aircraft enthusiast, I'd be delighted to see MAG take over; it would be great if they can provide the same facilities at LGW as they do at MAN!

User currently offlineBennett123 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 9184 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (8 years 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2795 times:

I'm with Kaitak all the way.

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