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BAA Forced To Sell A Scottish Airport.  
User currently offlinereadytotaxi From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 3228 posts, RR: 2
Posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2742 times:

In the UK the Competition Commission have ruled that BAA must now sell either GLA or EDI.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-business-15219915

The sale of Edinburgh or Glasgow would leave BAA with five airports - Heathrow, Stansted, Southampton, Aberdeen, and one of either Edinburgh or Glasgow.


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User currently offlineLGWflyer From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2011, 2348 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2732 times:

I think which ever airport BAA gets rid off it might be for the best. Since LGW got sold, GIP have done a good job doing up LGW and bringing in new airlines.


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User currently offlinereadytotaxi From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 3228 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2658 times:

Quoting LGWflyer (Reply 1):
GIP have done a good job doing up LGW

Agree, got in from the US this morning at North Terminal found it a very pleasant experience.



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User currently offlineLGWflyer From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2011, 2348 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2598 times:

Quoting readytotaxi (Reply 2):

Agree, got in from the US this morning at North Terminal found it a very pleasant experience.

Yeah the North looks really modern, at times I keep forgetting it's LGW (well not literally haha, you know what I mean though). Also it somehow makes me think of terminal 5 at LHR with all the glass etc.. And the South is getting there, I have yet to try it yet but the new security bit is supposed to be really quick getting you airside now.



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User currently offlinereadytotaxi From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 3228 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2476 times:

On arrival in North I used the "DIY" passport control, very quick.  


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User currently offlinevinniewinnie From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 789 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2442 times:

Weren't they meant to sell Stansted as well?

User currently offlinereadytotaxi From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 3228 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2395 times:

Quoting vinniewinnie (Reply 5):

"Earlier this year the Competition Commission ordered Stansted Airport in Essex be sold first, followed by either Edinburgh or Glasgow.
But BAA appealed against the Stansted sale"



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User currently offlineBY738 From Tonga, joined Sep 2000, 2298 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2304 times:

I am guessing but i think GLA will be sold.

User currently offlinebobnwa From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 6464 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2181 times:

Quoting readytotaxi (Thread starter):
The sale of Edinburgh or Glasgow would leave BAA with five airports - Heathrow, Stansted, Southampton, Aberdeen, and one of either Edinburgh or Glasgow.

Who owns Prestwick (PIK) airport ?


User currently offlineFlyCaledonian From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2083 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2164 times:

Quoting BY738 (Reply 7):
I am guessing but i think GLA will be sold.

I'd tend to agree. Edinburgh over the last decade really seems to be moving ahead of Glasgow, and I'd imagine that BAA would be happy to keep EDI and let GLA go.



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User currently offlinedamian From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 245 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2068 times:

Quoting FlyCaledonian (Reply 9):
Edinburgh over the last decade really seems to be moving ahead of Glasgow, and I'd imagine that BAA would be happy to keep EDI and let GLA go.

Maybe, but a sale of EDI would in all likelihood generate more money for BAA, and EDI would be a more attractive buy for the reason you have mentioned. At the end of the day, selling EDI would put more money into the BAA coffers to spend at LHR, the only airport BAA really cares about.


User currently offlineLH121GLA From Germany, joined May 2004, 455 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2003 times:

Quoting bobnwa (Reply 8):
Who owns Prestwick (PIK) airport ?
Infratil


User currently offlinebobnwa From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 6464 posts, RR: 9
Reply 12, posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1982 times:

Quoting LH121GLA (Reply 11):
Quoting bobnwa (Reply 8):Who owns Prestwick (PIK) airport ?
Infratil

Spent many good days there when NW started flying there in 70's


User currently offlineLH121GLA From Germany, joined May 2004, 455 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1949 times:

Quoting bobnwa (Reply 12):
Spent many good days there when NW started flying there in 70's

If you visited inside the terminal building today - there are parts that would make you think you had stepped back in time to the 70's haha. I remember flying PIK-JFK in the 80's with NW (and were still called NW Orient) - and before they moved up the road to GLA with NW35/34 to /from BOS. Those were the days!


User currently offlinegkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24927 posts, RR: 56
Reply 14, posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1876 times:

I'd be 99% certain that GLA will be sold.


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User currently offlineFlyCaledonian From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2083 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1559 times:

Quoting damian (Reply 10):
Maybe, but a sale of EDI would in all likelihood generate more money for BAA, and EDI would be a more attractive buy for the reason you have mentioned. At the end of the day, selling EDI would put more money into the BAA coffers to spend at LHR, the only airport BAA really cares about.

And a new owner of EDI might actually compete even harder with a BAA-owned GLA, further weakening that airport and reducing value.

Once STN and GLA/EDI have been disposed of, would there be any reason BAA couldn't look at adding another regional airport elsewhere in the UK? For example, if BAA were reduced to LHR, SOU, EDI and ABZ, and say NCL or BRS came up for sale, would the authorities be unhappy if BAA made a move for that airport?



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