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Friday, September 19, 2008

Virgin Atlantic says would bid for London's Gatwick

Virgin Atlantic said on Wednesday it would bid for Gatwick Airport as part of a consortium.

"Virgin Atlantic would relish the opportunity to bid for Gatwick as part of a consortium and inject our customer service expertise into any future running of the airport," Chief Executive Steve Ridgway said in a statement.

BAA, owned by Spain's Ferrovial, said earlier on Wednesday it would put London's Gatwick up for sale, with the process beginning immediately.


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Sunday, March 16, 2008

Committee of British MPs call for BAA break-up

An influential committee of politicians has joined a group of airlines in demanding the break-up of British airport operator BAA, arguing its dominance in London and Scotland has stifled competition.

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Saturday, March 15, 2008

EasyJet chief calls for break-up of BAA

The new chief executive of easyJet, Andy Harrison, called for the break-up of the airports operator BAA yesterday and launched a swinging attack on his low-cost rival Ryanair for being "nasty" to its crew and passengers.

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Thursday, August 02, 2007

Airlines urge end of BAA's Heathrow grip

Britain's largest airlines want BAA's control of Heathrow to be broken by a sale of individual terminals to rival companies, The Times has learnt.

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