Supreme Court calls time on BAA
to refuse BAA permission to mount a further appeal against the Competition Commission’s
2009 ruling that it must sell Stansted Airport (and also either its Edinburgh
or Glasgow airport).
the Commission’s ruling, a process which has lasted almost two years.
again by arguing that circumstances have changed so much since the Commission’s
March 2009 ruling that its original conclusions are no longer valid and there
is no longer a justification for forcing the sale of Stansted. BAA has in fact
already written to the Commission making this argument and strongly hinting that
another protracted legal battle is in prospect if the Commission’s does not accept
that market conditions will improve, enabling it to obtain a better price for
the sale of Stansted. This may be in BAA’s commercial interests but it would
create further uncertainty and would not be in the interests of the local community
or airport employees. SSE therefore calls upon BAA to end the uncertainty by
accepting the Supreme Court’s decision and relinquishing control of Stansted without
any further delay.
than Wayne Rooney with the result that the airport has been in a state of limbo
for three years and has been losing customers in droves. Prolonging this state
of limbo is neither in the interests of the local community nor the airport’s
employees. BAA should now accept the Supreme Court’s ruling and bring this damaging
period of uncertainty to an end.”
material change in circumstances since March 2009 can be found at
BAA airport sell-off still on after new court ruling 17.2.2011 (BBC Business)
sell Stansted and either Glasgow or Edinburgh airports.
since the Competition Commission ruled in 2009 that BAA must sell three of its
seven UK airports.
against a previous Court of Appeal decision that it should be forced to sell two
more of its key hubs.
to hear our appeal.
in which they found reason to force the sale of airports have changed significantly
since early 2009 and should certainly be reviewed in the light of the Government’s
policy to rule out new runway capacity in the south east of England.”
there had been any significant developments since the original decision back in
March 2009 that could cause it to reconsider.
should report back towards the end of next month.
Glasgow and Edinburgh.