Spurring Competition Among UK Airports

Law360, New York (April 8, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- On March 19, 2009, following a two-year inquiry, the Competition Commission announced that BAA Airports Ltd. must sell three of its seven UK airports within two years in order to open the UK airports sector up to competition.

The commission stated that, while the forced sale of these airports will have a significant impact on BAA’s business, it could see no other alternative, given the nature and scale of the competition problems that it found during its investigation.

The commission has the authority to investigate the...
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