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Airport operator BAA is selling Stansted Airport after deciding not to challenge a ruling forcing it to sell the airport.

Airport operator BAA has been told it must sell Stansted Airport.


London’s Heathrow airport handled a record 6.9 million passengers in July, according to new figures from its owner BAA.

BAA has announced the sale of Gatwick, Britain's second busiest airport, to US investment fund Global Infrastructure Partners for £1.51bn.

BAA's monopoly on Britain's biggest airports is to be broken up, with two out of Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted set to be sold off.

The Competition Commission (CC) has found "competition problems" at each of BAAs seven UK airports.  

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Five Minutes With

David Hughes sums up his entrepreneurial career to date thus: four spectacular successes and two failures. He founded the sports retailer Allsports and achieved turnover of £180 million before a vicious price war meant decline, administration in 2005 and a sell-off to rival JD Sports.

It took Richard Shonn, managing director of 151 Products, three years to find a warehouse big enough for his requirements.