UK: Stansted owner BAA to change name after airport sell-offs
Airport operator BAA, the current owner of Stansted Airport, is to change its name after nearly 50 years.
The company, formerly called British Airports Authority, will operate using the names of its four remaining UK airports.
In existence since 1965, BAA had run - until recently - as many as seven UK airports, including Heathrow.
But, following an investigation into airport competition by the Competition Commission, the company was ordered to sell Stansted, Gatwick and either Glasgow or Edinburgh.
It had since sold Gatwick and Edinburgh and, after long legal battles, is now in the process of selling Stansted.
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This leaves the Spanish-owned company with four UK airports - Heathrow, Southampton, Glasgow and Aberdeen.
BAA said today that, over time, the name BAA will disappear and the relevant airport name will take its place
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For now, the relevant registered company number and name will appear on documents and correspondence
The services provided, and all usual contacts, will remain the same.
Over time, the BAA.com website will be archived and replaced by pages on the relevant airport websites.