NJTurnpike
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BAA Airport Management

Wed Aug 30, 2000 6:14 am

Driving home this evening, I heard on a local radio station (KYW 1060 Philadelphia) that state government discussions have commenced, with a view to investigating privatisation of Philadelphia International Airport. The news reporter stated that a 'British firm, with operations in Scotland, Australia and Indianapolis' are said to be interested. By this, I'm guessing she meant BAA; admittedly those tiny regional BAA tin-pot shacks such as Gatwick and Heathrow went unmentioned.

Does anyone have any more info on this? Have BAA taking over operations at Indy and Harrisburg (amongst others) made any great differences or improvements at those sites?

~NJTurnpike
 
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RE: BAA Airport Management

Wed Aug 30, 2000 9:24 am

The"Tin Pot" regional shack you call Heathrow,is this the same one that's the world's BUSIEST international airport,or is it some unknown airfield in "Scotland" that few know of ??All the same,if what you've heard about BAA is true,it may not be so bad....some of the airports I've been through in the U.S.,could certainly do with a little fresh blood in the management veins.
 
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RE: BAA Airport Management

Wed Aug 30, 2000 9:35 am

I recall hearing that BAA is in line to take over the management of the various retail contracts at PHL, much in the same way they do at PIT. I've heard that BAA's projects at various US airports have indeed improved those specific services at those airports.

Tom in NO (at MSY)
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RE: BAA Airport Management

Wed Aug 30, 2000 11:42 am

BAA are also shareholders in the consortiums which have the long term leases on Melbourne and Launceston airports in Australia. MEL is about 30 times bigger than LST but they bought both as they were sold as a job lot.
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RE: BAA Airport Management

Wed Aug 30, 2000 5:49 pm

Mr K...do you seriously think that I rate LHR and LGW as 'tinpot shacks'? I'm just not up to waving my big red 'Sarcastic Comment Ahead' flag that late at night   It was more of a dig at the way the story was presented; sounded like the journalist either didn't do her research, or she was never given all the info about BAA.

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RE: BAA Airport Management

Wed Aug 30, 2000 6:01 pm

BTW, is it only me that's seeing the title of this thread in bold text? How did I manage that?

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RE: BAA Airport Management

Fri Sep 01, 2000 4:17 am

To NJTurnpike,
Sincerest apologies,a couple of red wines had clouded my intuition.I shall look more carefully at your input in future.
Regards Mr K.
 
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RE: BAA Airport Management

Fri Sep 01, 2000 4:37 am

No worries Mr K   And a good idea too. Think I'll go and get a glass of the red stuff myself...

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RE: BAA Airport Management

Fri Sep 01, 2000 6:21 am

BAA has done an OUTSTANDING job at PIT and I would suspect that would be one of the driving forces behind any move to privatize one of the worlds greatest examples of a "tin pot shack" at Philthadelphia.