BAA 'must sell Stansted'

STANSTED Airport must be put up for sale and a new owner found within two years, the Competition Commission ruled today.

Roddy Ashworth

STANSTED Airport must be put up for sale and a new owner found within two years, the Competition Commission ruled today.

Spanish-owned airport company BAA has been told it must sell Gatwick and Stansted airports as well as either Glasgow or Edinburgh airport.

It is hoped the sales will result in a better service for UK air travellers, provide more choice and potentially lower charges for airlines.

This could in turn lead to lower fares for passengers, some experts believe.