Baa News

BAA brand to disappear following sales

BAA brand to disappear following sales

15th Oct 2012 Airline News

BAA has confirmed it will re-brand itself with Heathrow, Glasgow, Aberdeen Southampton and Stansted Airports all set to operate solely under their own stand-alone brand names. Heathrow chief executive Colin Matthews said: “We are a different company today from when BAA was formed.”

BAA to sell Stansted Airport

BAA to sell Stansted Airport

21st Aug 2012 Airline News

Airports operator BAA has agreed to sell Stansted Airport, following a three year legal battle with the Competition Commission. The operator was ordered to sell the airport in 2009 because it had too much of a monopoly in London.

Qatar buys 20% stake in BAA

Qatar buys 20% stake in BAA

20th Aug 2012 Airline News

The subsidiary of Qatari sovereign wealth fund, the Qatar Investment Authority is taking a 20% stake in Heathrow operator BAA in a £900 million deal which will further diversify its interests in infrastructure.

Court of Appeal upholds Stansted sale verdict

Court of Appeal upholds Stansted sale verdict

26th Jul 2012 Airline News

The Competition Commission has welcomed a decision from the Court of Appeal to uphold requirements for BAA to sell Stansted Airport. Laura Carstensen, chairman of the BAA Remedies Implementation Group and a member of the original Inquiry Group, said: “We are pleased that our decision on Stansted Airport has once again been upheld.”

BAA declares itself prepared for 2012 London Olympics

BAA declares itself prepared for 2012 London Olympics

Colin Matthews, chief executive of BAA, has said the UK airports operator is prepared for the influx of guests during the London 2012 Olympic Games. Releasing financial results earlier, Matthews said: “London 2012 is Britain’s biggest peacetime transport challenge and we are spending more than £20 million to ensure Heathrow is ready for its busiest ever period.”

Heathrow Olympics terminal unveiled

Heathrow Olympics terminal unveiled

13th Jun 2012 Airline News Tourism News

Heathrow has opened its temporary terminal to cope with the surge in passengers anticipated after the closing ceremony for the Olympics. The structure, which will have 31 check in desks and seven security lanes, is expected to handle more than 10,000 athletes and 37,000 bags.

BAA given final chance to appeal Stansted sale

BAA given final chance to appeal Stansted sale

29th May 2012 Airline News

Airport operator BAA has been given a final chance to appeal against the forced sale of London Stansted Airport. The Competition Commission has fought a three year long battle with the operator in an attempt to force the sale in order to increase efficiency in the UK aviation sector.

Heathrow hits record 70m passengers

Heathrow hits record 70m passengers

11th Apr 2012 Airline News

BAA has revealed that it saw a rise of 4.0% in passenger numbers in March 2012 compared to the previous year, as 8.6m passengers travelled through BAA’s airports. The airport operator has attributed this increase to the fact that Easter arrived early this year.