BAA Loses Latest Stansted Appeal

Three UK Court of Appeal judges have rejected BAA’s latest appeal against the Competition Commission’s (CC) ruling that the airport operator must sell Stansted Airport. 
The CC’s 2009 ruling required BAA to sell three of its airports, Gatwick and Stansted serving London and the southeast, plus either Glasgow International or Edinburgh in Scotland.  Gatwick and Edinburgh have already been sold.
BAA lost a previous appeal in February. 
After the court’s decision was announced, Laura Carstensen, Chair of the Competion Commission’s BAA Remedies Implementation Group commented: “It remains the right decision in the interests of passengers and airlines and it is surely now time for BAA to accept the verdict and proceed with the sale.”  
BAA has not yet made any official comment about the Court of Appeal’s decision.