Report Faults BAA Dominance Of U.K. Airport Market

Law360, New York (April 22, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Airport operator BAA's ownership of seven British airports may not serve the public interest, the U.K. Competition Commission said on Tuesday in an interim report on the findings of an investigation begun last year.

The commission has not yet reached any conclusions, but expects to publish provisional findings and recommendations in August. The recommendations may include forcing BAA to sell one or more of the airports it controls.

BAA controls all three major airports in London, three airports in Scotland, and one in Southampton.

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