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BAA Forced To Sell A Scottish Airport.

Fri Oct 07, 2011 4:06 pm

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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RE: BAA Forced To Sell A Scottish Airport.

Fri Oct 07, 2011 4:09 pm

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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RE: BAA Forced To Sell A Scottish Airport.

Fri Oct 07, 2011 4:29 pm

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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RE: BAA Forced To Sell A Scottish Airport.

Fri Oct 07, 2011 4:43 pm

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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RE: BAA Forced To Sell A Scottish Airport.

Fri Oct 07, 2011 5:22 pm

On arrival in North I used the "DIY" passport control, very quick.  
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RE: BAA Forced To Sell A Scottish Airport.

Fri Oct 07, 2011 5:31 pm

Weren't they meant to sell Stansted as well?
 
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RE: BAA Forced To Sell A Scottish Airport.

Fri Oct 07, 2011 5:46 pm

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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RE: BAA Forced To Sell A Scottish Airport.

Fri Oct 07, 2011 6:21 pm

I am guessing but i think GLA will be sold.
 
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RE: BAA Forced To Sell A Scottish Airport.

Fri Oct 07, 2011 7:18 pm

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 ?
 
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RE: BAA Forced To Sell A Scottish Airport.

Fri Oct 07, 2011 7:25 pm

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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RE: BAA Forced To Sell A Scottish Airport.

Fri Oct 07, 2011 8:01 pm

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.
 
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RE: BAA Forced To Sell A Scottish Airport.

Fri Oct 07, 2011 8:30 pm

Quoting bobnwa (Reply 8):
Who owns Prestwick (PIK) airport ?
Infratil
 
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RE: BAA Forced To Sell A Scottish Airport.

Fri Oct 07, 2011 8:39 pm

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
 
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RE: BAA Forced To Sell A Scottish Airport.

Fri Oct 07, 2011 8:50 pm

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!
 
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RE: BAA Forced To Sell A Scottish Airport.

Fri Oct 07, 2011 10:08 pm

I'd be 99% certain that GLA will be sold.
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RE: BAA Forced To Sell A Scottish Airport.

Sat Oct 08, 2011 12:13 pm

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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