Stansted Airport sale appeal underway

Challenge: BAA is appealing against the ruling to sell Stansted Airport

Challenge: BAA is appealing against the ruling to sell Stansted Airport

First published in News

THE latest round of a battle over the sale of Stansted Airport took off at the Court of Appeal.

Three judges in London are being asked to rule in a challenge brought by airport operator BAA.

In 2009 the Competition Commission ruled BAA must sell Stansted and two of its other UK airports.

BAA has mounted a series of legal challenges against the decision, which have so far been unsuccessful.

The latest blow to Spanish-owned BAA came earlier this year when it lost an appeal before the Competition Appeal Tribunal.

The action is before Lord Justice Mummery, Lord Justice Rimer and Lord Justice Sullivan.

Since the Competition Commission’s decision, BAA has sold Gatwick Airport and faced with having to dispose of either Edinburgh Airport or Glasgow Airport.

It has opted to sell Edinburgh.

The judges reserved their ruling and are expected to give a decision on the appeal on Thursday.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree